At 6-9, 250 pounds, the conventional wisdom is that Julius Randle can take his man down low and dominate him.
But that is not where the Kentucky freshman’s basketball future lies, so Randle has been trying to move away from the middle and get more of an outside game developed going into tonight’s Blue-White Game.
“It’s a hard adjustment. You can go back to your old ways and it will work, but that’s not going to help you in the long run,” said Randle, who was named the preseason Southeastern Conference Preseason Player of the Year by the media. “Just got to keep doing it and I’ve kept doing it and I’ve started to get better at it.”
Randle has been focusing on every part of his game.
“Shooting the ball, shooting the ball off the dribble. Shooting floaters with the left and right hand,” he said. “I’ve just got to keep working on that stuff and being patient enough to know that it’s going to work out.”
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