#NBA’s Top Five Propects Part 2: Julius Randle
Julius Randle is a great post player, but I feel his talents are getting wasted on another young and disjointed Kentucky Wildcats team. But, he will go top 5 in this year’s NBA draft because he is a top talent.
But, Randle has not disappointed scouts while playing at Kentucky. According to Sports-Reference.com, he is shooting 52.2% from the floor, 53.5% from 2 and 72.2% from the free throw stripe. He is averaging 15.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. In SEC play, Randle averages 13.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
He has been the only consistent player on Kentucky, who boasts the likes of James Young, the Harrison twins and Will Cauley-Stein.
For example, this coast-to-coast play just amazed me. The opposing guard thought about it before getting the heck outta his path to the hoop:
His post moves are just great, and he has so much upside. Not much attention has been paid to him by ESPN when Kentucky’s season started going downhill, but others are noticing his contributions. He doesn’t have a lingering injury like Kansas’ Joel Embiid, and has so much upside. NBA scouts loved him in high school and love him even more in college.
Considering the importance of post players in the NBA, a player like him cannot be passed up. He will go in the top 5 of the upcoming draft for sure.