Julius Randle Tweets His Top Ten List, Includes UNC

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.

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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?



Topics: Julius Randle, North Carolina Tar Heels

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  • Captain Arctic

    Hi Matt. I too was surprised by the “giant” list. Have also read in a couple different places that Randle is now saying that he would be OK playing with the Harrison Twins (who Maryland is allegedly making great strides on according to Paul Biancarfdi at ESPN) at UK . I’m not buying it. I will be shocked if Randle’s not donning the UNC blue in 2013.

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      he has made several comments over the last month about a dream class at UK. I won’t be surprised if he’s wearing either shade of blue in 2013 but I’m still leaning Carolina.

      • Captain Arctic

        Let’s both hope he doesn’t end up wearing that other shade of blue down the road from you.

        • Keeping_It_Heel

          that we can agree on lol

  • Ahhines

    Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately, college has been very busy so far. But I feel like randle is headed to Uk or Ut, I want him at unc but I’m not feeling it anymore.

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      Why suddenly discouraged Ahhines?

      • Ahhines

        I just feel that the longer Kentucky is in the game
        The closer they are to landing him. He’s talking
        About Uk a lot lately and not so much unc

        • Keeping_It_Heel

          he is talking a lot about UK but that’s usually prompted by a question about UK. They are just getting in the game compared to Carolina which spurs more Q’s from the media about them versus UNC. He and his coaches have had some very nice words about Randle on several occasions.

          • Captain Arctic

            Fear not, ahhines. As much as I would love to have Randle at UK, UNC will get him in the end I predict. UNC has been on him for so very long – it will pay off.

          • Ahhines

            Anything recent on unc comeing from randles camp?

  • LeeLee4UNC

    I hope he ends up choosing Carolina! I’d love to see him in the Dean Dome!!!

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