Mayor Jim Gray officially declared Sunday, September 10, “Julius Randle Day” in the great city of Lexington.
“You are our adopted son here,” Gray told the former Wildcat.
The declaration came after Randle unveiled a refurbished basketball court at the Charles Young Center on Lexington’s East End. Randle contributed to the $65,000 project with a little help from a sponsorship with Mountain Dew.
Randle said, “I just want to say thank you for impacting my life so much when I was here… You guys are like my second family. This is my second home.”
Julius Randle was back in Lexington to help unveil the incredible new basketball court at the Charles Young Community Center. pic.twitter.com/VDlDBrUtzz
— Mayor Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) September 10, 2017
“Street Ball Stories,” a new TV show in the works, was also there to film its pilot episode. The show focuses on basketball players giving back to the communities that raised them.