Julius Randle has been the top priority of Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels for quite some time now. Today Julius tweeted his top ten list with Texas, Kansas, Baylor, UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Florida, NC State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Randle also mentioned that his list was in no specific order.
Texas Kansas Baylor UNC Duke Kentucky Florida NC St Oklahoma and Ok st .. No specific
Randle is the #2 rated prospect in the class and has had a terrific summer. Julius just took home the MVP award and the slam dunk championship at Elite 24 and was the best player on the U-18 Team USA gold medal winning team.
At 6-9, 225 you would normally pencil him in as a power forward and move on. His face up game resembles current Tar Heel James Michael McAdoo, his tweener status and three point shooting reminds me of Marvin Williams. Randle is a very unique talent who can do it all on the court and is not restricted to just one position on the court.
Randle dominates the game in so many ways and rarely looks the same from game to game. An imposing figure at 6-9, 235 pounds, Randle doesn’t just pound the ball inside and use his size to dominate the opposition.
His guard like ball handling skills allow him to play all over the perimeter in the half court where he faces his man up where he can take the ball to the basket himself. He can hit the jump shot and create off the bounce for his teammates. Randle is terrific at running the floor for a man his size and can even lead the break like a point guard.
The only thing that surprises me about the list is it’s length. Reports earlier this month said those close to Randle feel that he will cut his list down to five schools , instead it looks like Randle wasn’t quite ready to cut his list down that far yet. I’ve felt for a long time that UNC will end up with Randle, but not until after a long, hard fought recruiting battle that will likely come down to the wire. Where do you think Randle will end up?