Unleash the Irrational Optimism

Don’t lie. You read the articles on the pro-am games last night. You try to tell yourself to take it all with a grain of salt. To keep perspective. And yet… Derrick Randall looks different. He’s got a different aura about him this June. Physically, he’s night and day from last summer with a stronger, leaner frame. The rising senior has more energy as he sprints up and down the floor...
Via Pitt Blather
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Randall May Be Weaving Out of Pitt

Even though Derrick Randall didn’t contribute an overwhelming amount during the conference portion of the season, I did expect that Randall would be a nice cog for 2014-15. If, for no other reason, the lack of experienced depth in the frontcourt. Especially as far as true centers go. The Rutgers transfer had noticeably slimmed down and gotten into very good shape by the end of the...
Via Pitt Blather
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Rutgers basketball player sues school for Mike Rice incident: Report

Derrick Randall, a former Rutgers basketball player who transferred to Pittsburgh this spring, is suing his former school relating to the incidents that ultimately led to basketball coach Mike Rice being fired.The lawsuit was filed in federal court, according to a report by Courthouse News Services, and names the school, Rice, Rutgers president Robert Barchi, former athletic director...
Via The Other Paper
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Summer League Tip Off

The pro-am Summer League begins tonight. Full rosters are in place (PDF). The Pitt players are grouped on four different squads out of seven. The only player not listed is JUCO transfer Joseph Uchebo. Derrick Randall, the big man from Rutgers is on the roster. PGT — Talib Zanna and James Robinson. Rest of the squad is primarily Youngstown St. and Robert Morris UPMC — James Newkirk...
Via Pitt Blather
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Adding Randall, Waiting on Lacey

Well, Pitt has essentially traded J.J. Moore to Rutgers for Derrick Randall. “It felt like a new home and a new start and I need to get away and start clean.” The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Randall also considered Iona and Minnesota. He visited Pittsburgh last Thursday. Randall, a Bronx native who played at South Kent (Conn.) and Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds...
Via Pitt Blather
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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