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A Julius Randle update

After Julius Randle visited Kansas and gushed about it in his latest USA Today blog, admit it: you were a little nervous about Kentucky’s chances with the talented 2013 power forward. Yet, USA Today’s Jason Jordan, who has been as close to Randle as any media member during his recruitment, says he still thinks the big man will end up a Wildcat. Back in September, Jordan came on the radio show and predicted that Randle would pick UK, and yesterday, he tweeted that he’s never wavered in that prediction.

KSR’s sources confirm those good feelings, but ultimately, no one really knows but Julius and his family:

Randle plans to announce his decision in March and has said he doesn’t need any more visits from coaches. Come on down…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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46 Comments for A Julius Randle update

  1. Jpo
    11:20 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    I would poop my pants

  2. UKalum
    11:23 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    PG: Ryan Harrow, Andrew Harrison
    SG: Archie Goodwin, Aaron Harrison, James Young
    SF: Andrew Wiggins, Alex Poythress, (James Young)
    PF: Julius Randle, Marcus Lee, Kyle Wiltjer, D. Willis (Alex Poythress)
    C: Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein

    realize some of those guys probably won’t come back but if they did could you imagine?

  3. Gandalf the Blue
    11:24 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Yall already know what to do let’s go creep him out on Twitter and excessively beg him to come here!

  4. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    11:30 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    If it’s any of our fans that keep tweeting the kid, PLEASE STOP!!!

  5. Unrealistic
    11:32 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    2. You’re Nerlens Noel away from the most unrealistic team ever.

  6. jpo
    11:36 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    2. and WCS would definitely start of Dakari in that hypothetical, and Ryan and Archie would not start.

  7. SexnNursinHomes
    11:37 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Randle didn’t exactly deny that rumor either. hmmmm

    Can you say N-A-S-T-Y

  8. jpo
    11:38 am February 26, 2013 Permalink


  9. cats by 90
    11:39 am February 26, 2013 Permalink are the dumbest person ever. Please stop now.

  10. UKalum
    11:41 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    2) I agree. wasn’t doing starters just position by position

  11. UKalum
    11:43 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    that was suppose to be directed at 6

  12. UKalum
    11:44 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    9) go troll somewhere else

  13. vfan
    11:45 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    we all know vandy will be his home if he wants a championship winning coach, have you forgotten that we are sec champs that beat you!

  14. Big Blue Ocean
    11:46 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    This boy needs to go ahead and go to Kansas. We don’t need this drama, pick already!

  15. KnowItAll
    11:48 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    6. How can you say you know who would and wouldn’t start? You probably were one of the guys last year saying you wished Harrow was eligible so he could player over Teague. The fact of the matter is you do not know how good/bad these freshman will be till they get here.

  16. KnowItAll
    11:49 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    play over Teague*

  17. c
    11:52 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    2. you are the one trolling…

  18. Joey
    11:53 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    If Randle makes a decision before Wiggins… Does that hurt our chances of getting Wiggins?

  19. vfan
    11:55 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    it simply doesnt matter if he picks before wiggins each player has seen that vandy is better than uk and will walk on over to a true championship winning coach sec champs!

  20. Joey
    11:56 am February 26, 2013 Permalink

    19.. grow up loser

  21. Jpo
    12:01 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    18. Now you’re just being picky…

  22. vfan
    12:02 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    see uk fans shouldnt call other uk fans losers but ty for regonizing and displaying your respect for my post. as a vandy fan we have respect for each other. i even have respect for the down and depressed uk fan. its hard when your coach isnt as great as ours.

  23. Chad
    12:02 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    #19- your bragging about winning an SEC championship? You were 1-3 against UK last year, and lets not forget who won the National Championship. National Championship > SEC championship. You’re not making much sense.

  24. Cokely
    12:03 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    15.) doesn’t take a genius to figure out the twins are coming in to start. Well maybe in your case it does.

  25. Chad
    12:05 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink


  26. Jpo
    12:08 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    15) you were probably the one who said we couldn’t win last year because you can’t win with freshmen

  27. vfan
    12:08 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    tell me what matters every year. conference championship is more important than nc. if you cant secure your back yard then winning a nc is just luck and not important. come back to reality the sec is our back yard!

  28. Cokely
    12:11 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    27.) look at you trying to get under everyone’s skin. Come back when the rest of the SEC has as many combined SEC championships as we do.

  29. paducahfan
    12:12 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Cal’s a good-sized guy. Those other guys are HUGE. It just reminds me how big basketball players are.

  30. AJH
    12:13 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Our REALISTIC lineup next year is:

    Andrew Harrison Ryan Harrow Jarrod Polson
    Aaron Harrison James Young
    James Young Alex Poythress Kyle Wiltjer
    Julius Randle Marcus Lee Kyle Wiltjer
    Dakari Johnson

  31. jimmer210
    12:14 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    2 – Please stop making posts like this. Not only is it 100% unrealistic, but it brings down the IQ of everyone who reads this nonsense.

  32. AJH
    12:16 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Noel, Goodwin, and Cauley Stein will be gone. We’ll get Poythress back next year. There is some basketball left to be played tho to determine Poythress’ stock

  33. Lpool03
    12:16 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    While they are similar in size, wiggins is more of a wing while randle is more if a low block PF. I don’t think either decision will effect the other. I’m betting we get both, but that’s just my opinion.

  34. Chad
    12:19 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Vfan- I guess winning the SEC championship is more important to you because the SEC championship is the only championship that is feasible for Vandy. Now lets get to some facts here: UK has won 2 of the last 3 SEC championships, and finished runner up last year. UK has also won 27 SEC championships overall. Do you know how many Vandy has won? The answer is 2, and prior to last year the last one was in 1951. I’ll say it again, you don’t have an argument.

  35. Geez
    12:21 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Geez everybody, get off #2’s nuts. WTF?

  36. ShelbyCatFan
    12:29 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Best part about this post is the fact that he is usually right on the money with his predictions!
    Go CATS!!!

  37. oldschool
    12:52 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    we’re not getting Randle. I hear Butler has a great chance though. He’ll play for a real coach.

  38. badonkadonk
    12:53 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    OK, we now have Vandy fans (didn’t know there was such a thing) trolling a UK site. WOW. UK is in everyone’s head!!

  39. Mc
    1:08 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    #30. Everything is a hypothetical, but if the players you mention are on the team next year I would say Wiltjer is more likely to back-up the 5 then the 3. Also, Lee will get minutes at the 5 next year too. In my opinion Poythress leaves too. Should be fun to see how it all plays out.

  40. UKalum
    1:13 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you 35 & 39. Only was stating how crazy our lineup could be next year. It is a possibility though slim. If Archie, Alex, and Willie go to the draft they will be D-League players. It is a possibility they decide they would rather have Cal fine tuning their potential rather than some no name D-League Coach.

  41. Urincatlan
    1:21 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    #3 I don’t think UK has to beg anyone to come here…. Don’t think that’s Cal’s style!! Go Cats!!

  42. Who's rolling?
    2:27 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Either you guys are smoking those left handed cigarettes or you’re wearing tinfoil hats and bats_hit crazy if you think Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley Stein, or Archie Goodwin will be back next year at UK. They’re gone! Along with Noel.

    Those guys that signed already didn’t sign letters of intent to sit on the bench behind them they signed to start and play starters minutes next season. There’s still only one ball guys and only so many minutes to go around.

    Calipari himself has stated he hates having 12 guys on scholarship that all deserve to play so I think that pretty much rules out any of these guys coming back. Harrow might but he won’t start over the Harrison kid.

    Bottom line they may not be ready and we might know they aren’t really ready but they’re. Being drafted moreso on potential than anything else and they want to get paid. Matter of fact I think that’s Poythress and Goodwin’s problem with their lack of enthusiasm or willingness to listen than anything else. In two words Daniel Orton. He had the same problem. Had his head filled with crap before he ever got to UK and thought he was better than he was.

  43. ajh
    3:08 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    So, im smoking left handed cigarettes bc i think Poythress will be back next year and the rest will be gone? Is that really that far-fetched? I’ve seen a couple mock drafts where Poythress isn’t even going in the 1st round now.

  44. Just saying....
    3:35 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Since we are being hypothetical…..Wall, Cuz, Bledsoe would just now be Seniors……grasping that is tough enough …..we have been blessed.

  45. UKalum
    3:58 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    I still say Cauley-Stein/Poythress/Goodwin are all much like Jones his freshman year. Predicted top 10 picks (poythress/goodwin) that dropped in the ratings because of not meeting expectations and they could come back to try and improve their stock. I’m not saying they are for sure coming back but I do think there is about a 35% chance they do just like Jones did.

  46. coldspringmike
    5:23 pm February 26, 2013 Permalink

    Archie I think is gone, gone. AP is still 50/50 and WCS is back for another year, just think he is enjoying this college life. Look at that smile he flashes all the time.