HoopsHype Julius Randle rumors
"Julius Randle is the real deal," one NBA scout said. "Jabari Parker is really good. Dante Exum, he was super impressive at the Hoop Summit at practice and is smooth and can shoot it. Marcus Smart, if a team needs a point guard, he can be a high pick, too. This upcoming draft class is outstanding." Yahoo! Sports
Wiggins and Parker will face off on Tuesday when Kansas plays Duke in the Champions Classic in Parker's hometown of Chicago. Randle is playing in the other game of the Classic doubleheader when Kentucky takes on Michigan State, giving scouts a chance to see three of the top prospects in one location. Yahoo! Sports
Meantime, on the DraftExpress 2014 Mock Draft, Kentucky currently has commits from the No. 2 (Julius Randle), 3 (Andrew Harrison), 9 (Aaron Harrison) and 10 picks (Cauley-Stein). They are also in the hunt for the projected No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon. The NBA GM also said that Kentucky pledges Dakari Johnson and James Young could be first-round picks next year. “Only question would be if they go high enough to come out based on the numbers they will get with limited minutes, but they are first-rounders,” the GM said. ZagsBlog.com
Julius Randle has announced that he will attend Kentucky. Randle is widely considered the third best overall player in the incoming class of 2013. RealGM
That begs the question: Will Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski whip out one of his player's gold medals that he led them to last month coaching Team USA in the Olympics when he visits Randle and Kyles Tuesday? “Ya know that’s a great question,” Randle said. “I’d love to see it.” Added Kyles: “Oh yeah that would be nice to see.” High School Sports
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