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Julius Randle added to the McDonald’s All-American game


After originally being ruled ineligible due to injury, Julius Randle has been added to the McDonald’s All-American game. When the rosters were first released in mid-February, Randle was on the cusp of returning from a foot fracture that had held him out all season. Randle and his family discussed the possibility of being added to the roster with officials, who said if Julius was healthy enough to play at a high level by the time the game came around, they would add him.

Since returning to action, Randle has averaged 28.8 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks over five games. In the Texas state Final Four, he averaged 32.5 points and 15.5 rebounds, which was enough for McDonald’s All-American officials to name him the game’s 25th player.

Randle, who will suit up for the East Team (which includes Dakari Johnson and Andrew Wiggins), told USA Today’s Jason Jordan that he feels blessed:

“I’m so happy right now, it’s a great feeling because this is something that I’ve always dreamed of. I wasn’t sure if it was gonna happen or not, but now that it has I’m just so blessed. It’s an honor.”

The McDonald’s All-American game takes place on April 3rd. As for Randle, he’ll announce his college decision on March 20th at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.

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13 Comments for Julius Randle added to the McDonald’s All-American game

  1. dusty380
    10:40 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Recruit ’em hard Dakari

  2. Ryne
    10:46 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Glad to hear… He deserves it

  3. Alamo_CatFan
    10:48 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    It is completely possible that at some point during the McD’s AA game it will resemble a 2013-2014 blue/white scrimmage.

  4. Han
    10:51 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    If he commits to us, he and Dakari (plus all the other guys) should get their recruiting on with Wiggins.

    1) Not saying he can’t do it in advance, but Randle’s announcing almost 2 weeks before the game.

  5. Devastation INC
    11:12 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats and well deserved big man. It will be nice to play with so many of your future Cats.

  6. OrangeJulius
    11:45 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Why is Randle wearing a UK hoody in that pic IF he’s not going to commit to UK? Anyone know the answer to that one?

  7. Rockfield, KY
    11:49 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    watching him and Wiggins play on the same team will be a lot of fun

  8. RealCatsFan
    11:53 am March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down, Julius! And bring Andrew Wiggins with you! #dynasty

  9. bigabes4uk
    12:00 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    6= Because that was taken when he was on his visit to UK. Drake just happen to be here then

  10. bigabes4uk
    12:01 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    But I also think he’s our to lose

  11. rj
    12:17 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    a couple days ago someone had a link to a insta-gram which also shows randall wearing a kentucky shirt.

  12. teelow
    12:33 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody seen that hoodie available anywhere? I’m assuming it’s one of the team issued pieces since I can’t find it online but I’d love to have one

  13. Cat Fan in Georgia
    12:54 pm March 6, 2013 Permalink

    8 – I’m old enough to know what a dynasty is. The Wildcats in the 50s were a dynasty, as was UCLA in the 60s-70s. The closest I’ve seen recently was UK in 1996-1998. Hard to talk dynasty with a bunch of one and dones. That said, looks like #9 is coming next year.