Saw the tweet below and apparently power forward Julius Randle was the winner of last year’s Under Armour Elite 24 dunk contest, which I was unaware of. That must have been impressive to witness and wish I could have seen it go down. Randle will be joining the Kentucky Wildcats next season, and they will most likely be the preseason number one ranked team. He will most likely be the go to scoring option for the Wildcats, so you can bet that we we will be keeping a close eye on how the situation develops here at Rant Sports.
Julius Randle won the #Elite24 dunk contest last year. Can another possible UK commit win the contest? Johnson, Winslow, Jones, etc…
— Tyler Jacob Mounce (@KSC_BBRecruits) August 23, 2013
Head coach John Calipari has got to be mighty pleased to be welcoming so much talent to Lexington next season, but with great talent comes great expectations as Spiderman always said. Randle will have a world of expectations on his shoulders as well, and how well he handles the spotlight will likely set the bar for how far that these Wildcats can go. The expectations of Big Blue Nation are always high, so if they do not get it done then you can bet that the media will turn on them as well. It seems unfair to heap expectations on these young boys, but basketball is a big boys’ game and they are about to learn that at a whole different level.