This is the kid that impressed me the most at the Beachball Classic. He is in the class of 2013. UK is looking at him....he can play.
GT have you seen him? What are your thoughts? Anyone else seen this kid play? Your thoughts?
HAMPTON, Va. - Julius Randle
's size, quick feet and touch have made him a candidate to be the No. 1 player in the high school class of 2013, and the Texas power forward has become a major target of major schools.
</TD><TD rowSpan=3 width=6>
</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle>Five-star power forward Julius Randle plays for the Texas Titans AAU club.
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- End RANDLE_NOEL200 Image-->"I have like everybody recruiting me - Texas, Oklahoma, Duke, Baylor, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri," Randle, a 6-foot-8, 240-power forward said on Saturday at the Boo Williams Invitational. "A ton of schools."
Randle, who attends Prestonwood Academy in McKinney, Texas, said he's using this AAU season, which unofficially kicked off this weekend with this Nike EYBL event in Hampton, to improve his overall game.
He and nearly all his teammates on the Texas Titans AAU club are playing up a year to the under-17 classification.
His AAU season could help his cause to be ranked No. 1 in 2013; he's currently the No. 3 player in Rivals.com's initial list for that class.
UK's John Calipari is among the coaches interested in Randle, who visited UK unofficially for the Wildcats' home game against Arkansas in 2009-2010.