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Julius Randle will hold a press conference tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

UK just announced that Julius Randle will hold a press conference tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum. Read into that what you will.

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53 Comments for Julius Randle will hold a press conference tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.



  1. Gonzo
    8:28 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    He gone.



  2. Hartline
    8:28 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I’m really surprised he hasn’t announced already. Just waiting for Cal to get back I suppose.



  3. Keep up the APR
    8:28 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Finish your classes please. Mama would approve.



  4. I love Julius
    8:31 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I just have hope he will come back. But deep down I know what’s happening. I’ll miss you Julius



  5. Steve
    8:31 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Thank you Julius for everything you have done and will do for Kentucky basketball.



  6. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    8:31 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    He’s coming back for 4 more years.



  7. rahrah
    8:33 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Yep, that’s what he was waiting for – cameras! Good luck, Big Guy. #BBNforever



  8. Elk
    8:33 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    How many people have come back to college after holding a press conference?



    • Go Cats
      8:37 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Patrick Patterson



    • Candace
      9:17 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Yes!! PPatt!!!



    • Jomani
      9:38 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Marcus smart



  9. Bluetide
    8:35 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks for the solid year you gave us, Julius! That was a lot of fun. Please be an ambassador for UK basketball going forward.

    That said…it would be hard to imagine the team with him still on it as much as Cal already has to figure out how to use the bigs that he has.



  10. brian
    8:39 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    work on that mid range jump shot….thanks for a solid year..



  11. stranger things
    8:41 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Why would he come back to Memorial if he was leaving. Logic suggests he may be coming back…



    • Zach
      8:42 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      100% what I thought. Why would he be having a big press conference just to say he’s gone? I feel like something big might be going on.



    • Daniel
      8:44 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      You hold a press conference when you’re leaving so you can say all the nice, politically correct things that you’re supposed to when jumping ship.



    • What a pu$$y
      8:52 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Hey Daniel, are you prepared for the butt hurt that will continue to be piled on by Cal and the Kids?



    • jus sayin
      4:14 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Or maybe he just feels like he owes it to the fan base to tell it to us in person and wants to say thank you…? You know what people usually do at these things. I don’t see any malicious intent.



  12. markp
    8:44 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    If he develops that mid range jumper potentially a NBA Hall of Famer. He has a big heart and plays defense, too. Loved watching him play. Good luck, Julius!



  13. UKats1996
    8:47 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I look at this as more of a hopeful sign than a bad one.



  14. Thank you Julius!!!
    8:47 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Thank you Julius for the Final Four!! Forever one of my favorite Cats.

    I noticed over the weekend, everyone in BBN kept comparing Ulis to Tyus Jones after the Jordan Brand Classic. Can we stop with the insecurity mess and just appreciate Ulis for what he is? He’s not as good as Tyus and the rankings show that, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t an incredible 5-star PG!!

    Jones 10 pts, 12 assts, 7 rbs (win)
    Ulis 9 pts, 9 assts, 6 rbs (loss)

    lets NOT put unreasonable expectations on this young man!! He’s gonna be just fine



    • pr
      9:32 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      What he barely had more stats than ulis.. he’s ranked lower bc he’s shorter. I only hope your comment is sarcastic. Cause they look pretty even to me…



    • pr
      9:39 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      I wouldn’t say tyus is flat out better. Ulis has held his own against tyus everytime. Yea the stats say ulis should be ranked better than he is currently, if you go by ranks. Then look at the stats. Same thing.



    • Mc
      9:53 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Jones is ranked higher than Mudiay by ESPN, and in my opinion Mudiay is the second best player behind Okafor.



    • jus sayin
      4:40 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      played less minutes too



  15. DM
    8:52 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Not sure why he didn’t just announce, I mean everybody knows he’s gone. These kids(prima donnas) are suck attention seekers nowadays,it’s ridiculous. Want all the spot light on them.



    • tltaworl
      8:57 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      You don’t have to watch. Also, why not talk about it. Says nice things about Cal & the program. No harm done.



    • Oh Gawd
      9:06 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Here we go……. smh.

      DM, do us all a favor and go play in traffic.



    • Candace
      9:19 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Its kind of a big deal, DM. He has every right to hold a press conference and do it how he wants. Stop being such a grump.



    • you troll
      9:22 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      People like you will find any and every reason to bitch about anything and everything! If Randle held no press conference at all (maybe just a press release from UKAthletics), you would complain that “he couldn’t even take the time to ‘address the UK fans’ or to ‘acknowledge where he spent his year'”, or some crap like that. I hate people like you.

      Fact is, he is one of the 5 best players out of the HS Class of 2013, one of the 5 best heading into NBA…his leaving UK (or staying), is news…whether you like it or not. “News” situations get press conferences 99% of the the time you miserable Ahole.

      They don’t “seek attention” nearly as much as the fans of the sport “seek information”.



    • Musehobo
      9:54 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      If you don’t like the “player’s first” system Cal has built, then please don’t root for UK success. Part of the reason these guys come to UK is to get noticed by NBA executives, hoards of fans, and girls. If you think the likes of Jeff Brassow don’t like attention, you are stupid. Accept it and shutup, or go root for UL. I hope you do the second.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:36 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      because it IS ABOUT THEM… once they declare for the draft, they need all the exposure and attention possible to get their name and skills out there. it’s an effective way to increase your draft stock. but you know… go ahead and throw him under the bus for no reason.

      Hate on !



  16. Ls
    9:15 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    He’s coming back…. Just wait



  17. 2nd Mouse Gets the Cheese
    9:21 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I’m just glad the wait will finally be over, for him at least. It’s driving me crazy.



  18. Lil' brother's at it again
    9:23 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Why all the negativity DM, unless you’re a troll? Never mind I just answered my question!



  19. RealCatsFan
    9:25 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I think he just wants to hold the press conference to publicly thank Cal and BBN for their support. Good luck Julius! Glad you were a Cat!

    Also – not real worried about Julius finishing his classes because of the input he gets from his mom. A little more worried about James coming through on this because it is common knowledge that he doesn’t like school so much.



  20. Megan
    9:26 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe I’m reading way too much into this, but I can’t help thinking Julius will hold a press conference tomorrow.

    I don’t know. It’s just a feeling.



    • CATandMONKEY
      9:52 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Winner!



  21. Andrew
    9:41 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    How many of Cals players have had a presser at Memorial?



  22. Sheeeeeiiit
    9:44 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    That’s good for Randle. Time to announce he is going to the NBA. To those of you that think he stays in college. Why would he want to spend another day playing in college where he gets triple teamed and hacked to death every time he touches the ball? He will be much better off in the NBA getting paid. He will not play a sec in the D-league and he will use his size and strength correctly in the NBA.



  23. oneandduner
    9:59 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    He’s either leaving or staying!



    • Scooter
      11:19 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      I agree 100%. It’s one or the other.



  24. Tom Blevins
    10:21 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I would be very surprised if Julius Randle came back. That said, I’ve been surprised before. I’ve been surprised since Cal became our coach, about some players leaving when they did, and about some players coming back for another year. Let’s just wait and see what he says.



  25. ukjaybrat
    10:40 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    For a while there, I thought Randle was waiting to see what the decision from the Harrison camp was going to be. But the timing of the announcement seems more like a decision to leave than to stay. Wish it weren’t the case, but that’s the way i see it. Fresh off Easter weekend with a chance to talk with the family. Unless he knows something we don’t about the Harrisons, I think he is outta here.

    Good luck Julius!



  26. The Chief
    11:01 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Reading between the lines, I think Jai Lucas is coming to UK.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:35 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Under what capacity? You think Cal would hire an assistant with only one full year of experience? Does he even have any ties to Cal? The only ties he has to Kentucky were that Billy G recruited him for a while before he decided to go to Florida.



  27. Sayre
    11:29 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Cue mass hysteria in BBN, and that is IF he is coming back.



  28. PPAT
    11:51 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Chief, that is good news bro, isn’t Jai & Patrick Patterson a package deal?



  29. BigBlue
    12:29 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Good Luck in the NBA Julius.



  30. Ky_Tom
    12:50 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks for being part of the Kentucky family Julius …Remember this one thing…Once a Kentucky Wildcat, Always a Kentucky Wildcat……I wish you the best of Luck in the future. You have been chasing your dream all this time, and now, You’ve caught it, grab it with both hands….Hold on tight, and ride it forever……….Thanks again for a great season wearing the Kentucky Blue….



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  32. JPC Cat
    3:47 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I wish him the best in his future. It’s rare that a player can get hacked so many times by opposing teams without becoming disheartened. Julius is one of the mentally strongest players to play power forward during Cal’s tenure here, and I can only imagine how well he will do in the league. Best wishes and thank you for the year you spent in a UK jersey!



  33. Normal Stuff
    4:13 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Highschool kids hold pressers to announce which college they’re going to. So for me, it’s not a big shock that a college kid wants to hold a presser to announce that he is going to the NBA.. While it isnt really necessary, it is totally his right to do so. Let’s not kid ourselves, he ain’t coming back.