Kentucky Freshman Randle To Enter NBA Draft


In a move that shocked absolutely no one, Julius Randle made it official — he will be in the NBA next season.

Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 boards despite double- and triple-teams all season long, leading Kentucky to the national title game, a run that helped erase the memory of a disappointing regular season. Randle is expected to be taken in the top five, meaning that he should earn himself a guaranteed two-year contract worth at least $6 million come draft day.

He’s going to need to add some more finesse moves to his repertoire at the NBA level, as his game right now revolves around overpowering defenders. He also needs to continue to develop his ability to see the floor and distribute the ball.

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