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Julius Randle blogs about joining BBN

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Julius Randle’s latest USA Today blog entry is up, and it’s all about joining the Big Blue Nation.

Randle said that after he committed, his Twitter follower count jumped by 11,000 and he received congratulations from his fellow UK incoming freshmen, coaches, and rapper Wale, who told him he would be in the stands for Randle’s first game as a Cat.

Randle also addressed Kentucky’s loss to Robert Morris, which he said he heard about while eating dinner at Benihana the night before his commitment. He pledges that next year will be different:

Next year we’ll come in and do what we need to do.

Now I know that people said the same thing coming into this year, but I think the difference is the situation. We’ll have a chip on our shoulders after this season. Those guys this year had the bull’s-eye and we won’t look at ourselves like that. We’ll feel like we’ve got a lot to prove even if everyone’s saying we’re great and all that.

We’ve got a lot of guys that can really simplify each other’s roles. This is a special group of guys who just have that mentality that you can’t teach. We will get Kentucky back to where it’s supposed to be.

If you like that, you’ll love the rest of Randle’s blog. Go read it right now.

[Top recruit Julius Randle blogs about his Kentucky decision, Wale and expectations]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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27 Comments for Julius Randle blogs about joining BBN



  1. Bupp2525
    2:16 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Simeon’s coach(Jabari Parker’s coach) is hired at Duke. Coincidence? I think not. And they call UK cheaters.



  2. knightynight
    2:19 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    I love him.



  3. no way
    2:21 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    1 no way coach K would never!!!! O my!!! the nerve.



  4. Eric K
    2:24 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    BBM cant get here fast enough….. GO CATS!!



  5. Alamo_CatFan
    2:25 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    1 – Unfortunately that’s how the game is played. Everyone does it. There are many other “tricks” that are employed as well (all marginally within NCAA rules).



  6. Shaker
    2:26 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    JR, mend the blend. Wel’cm to KY



  7. screw the big 10
    2:26 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Go ole miss!



  8. Han
    2:30 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    We’re really looking forward to you bringing that attitude and love of the game to the team.

    And if you and the other guys are cool with him, a little friendly peer recruiting on Wiggins would be great.



  9. asdf
    2:30 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Kid already sounds like a coach! Our team maturity level is about to skyrocket.



  10. asdf
    2:31 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Kid already sounds like a coach. Between Randle and the Harrisons, our on-court maturity level is about to skyrocket.



  11. Al B. Frank
    2:38 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    I love how he pledged to get the job done without insulting this year’s players. Really impressed with this kid.



  12. Blonde Bomber
    2:42 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe,he should play a college game before making perdictions, you think?



  13. SexnNursinHomes
    2:43 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    I like the commenter at the end of the article. Michelle Sportx- wooo weeee.



  14. Big Worm
    2:44 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Just saw a picture of Rondo on yahoo wearing uofl gear and predicting them to win it all.



  15. marcus
    2:44 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    SEC 1BIG 10 0



  16. rixter
    2:45 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ouch, the Big 10 goes down. I thought they were the best conference this side of the NBA Eastern conference?



  17. Stme222
    2:47 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    12… Maybe you should suck a fat one



  18. Blond Bomber
    2:49 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    17 I think we found out this year, talk is cheap. Let’s do something before we start jawing.



  19. SexnNursinHomes
    2:49 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    17- haha classic!



  20. RealCatsFan
    2:53 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    #1, I thought the NCAA has rules in place now for that, or is it just family members? I recall something along those lines with Pitino when he was trying to get Teague – U of L hired his HS assistant coach IIRC, and then he was conveniently let go after Teague went to UK. Anyone else recall this?



  21. Chuck Norris
    2:54 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    12) I read the whole article, and the closest he comes to a prediction is, “We’ll get Kentucky back to where it’s supposed to be”. Am I missing something, or is it wrong to be confident and believe you can accomplish great things?



  22. Smh
    3:01 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    @1. He will only have that job for a year. I’m going to make sure I check the staff after Jabari declares for the draft. Coach K is a sneaky bastard and people say Cal is the problem. The ones doing all the complaining are the ones you should watch!!!!



  23. Wiggin out
    3:16 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    I believe us getting Randle will help us get Wiggins. The pressure won’t be on him as much. #1s at every position will never be done again unless its by Cal… although i do believe NC is a player in his recruitment, Wiggins father went to FSU, but UNC was his “dream school” because he is from NC. As much as I want Archie and WCS to stay, they are gone. Poythress is the only freshman that will stay. Harrow, Wiltjer, and Poythress will help the freshman next year.. D9sty!!!



  24. stu
    3:22 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Simply awesome!! I believe next years team will have the same mentality as 2012 title team did. Im hyped folks!!! BbN!!



  25. stu
    3:24 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    Oh and if Wig comes awesome.. if he doesnt its ok. We have what we need to win big. Especially if Stein, Wiltjer and Foodwin stay.



  26. dave
    4:34 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    1-umm thats exactly what the football team with zadarius & dline coach.



  27. spookykim
    8:51 pm March 22, 2013 Permalink

    And we thought that we couldn’t love him even more?! What a Godsend! Welc to our fam, Julius!