Video: Behind-The-Scenes Look At Julius Randle’s Homecoming Visit To Kentucky

For the first time since he departed Lexington for the NBA, Julius Randle took in a Kentucky men’s basketball game last weekend.  The Los Angeles Lakers’ forward, who is out for the season with a broken leg, came back to campus during the NBA All-Star break to watch the Wildcats take on South Carolina. Time Warner followed Randle around during his visit, giving people a behind...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Julius Randle’s return to Lexington and reunion with Kentucky Wildcats

Last weekend, former Kentucky Wildcats forward julius Randle made his return to Rupp Arena after being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers last summer.  While Randle was in Lexington, Time Warner followed him around for an all-access look at his visit.   ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Subscribe to our RSS feed to […]
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former UK Star Julius Randle Made The “Y” In Kentucky Saturday

Last season, a Julius Randle-led Kentucky team rode an 8-seed all the way to the NCAA Tournament championship game. Saturday, Randle, who can’t suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers right now because of a broken leg, was back on campus to watch his former school take on fellow blue blood North Carolina. Making the “Y” in KENTUCKY during a television timeout in the second half...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers' Julius Randle breaks tibia in NBA debut

  Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle has left his NBA debut on a stretcher after injuring his right leg in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. TNT reported Randle has a broken leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky had his right leg immobilized as he left the court, casting a pall over the Lakers' season opener against the Houston Rockets. The 19-year-old Randle...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Are Setting Themselves Up For Future Success

Julius Randle (middle) is just the start of Mitch Kupchak’s (left) plan to rebuild the Lakers – Mandatory Credit: Veooz.com The Los Angeles Lakers have been, well, how should I put this, embarrassingly awful over recent seasons. And that’s me being nice. The Lakers’ last two seasons have been the worst we’ve seen them play in over a decade. The sad part is, they’ve invested...
Via The Sports Journal
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Randle and James Young Answer Questions, Dance at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Former Kentucky Wildcats Julius Randle and James Young are in New York for the annual NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, where fans and media get their first real glimpse at rookies in their NBA uniforms. While at the event, most of the rookies took to Reddit to answer questions from fans. Following are some questions and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Randle NBA Summer League Review

The NBA Summer League is almost over, and several former Kentucky Wildcats had great showings for their teams. The one with the biggest spotlight on him was Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle. Friday afternoon’s 83-77 win over Denver improved ,ay have been randle’s best game. After struggling through the first three quarters, it was Randle that carried the team to victory...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers’ Julius Randle swap for Suns’ Eric Bledsoe?

It’s all starting to add up now, and that could mean Julius Randle’s stay in LA could be a short one. Since drafting the former Kentucky Wildcats forward with the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers have signed three other power forwards to their roster. Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis and Ryan Kelly are now part of a logjam at PF that means Randle will be fighting just to...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Lakers sign Julius Randle

The short but memorable college career of Julius Randle may be over but now, his NBA career begins now that he’s signed his first NBA contract. Julius Randle has officially signed his Lakers contract and will suit up for his first NBA Summer League game today. pic.twitter.com/fGktkgXk2N — Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) July 13, 2014 The former Kentucky Wildcats forward was selected...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Delaying Julius Randle’s Contract with LA Lakers

Former Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle will not make his NBA Summer League Debut Friday, due to him not having signed his contract with the LA Lakers yet. The holdup is apparently involving the Lakers’ pursuit of New York Knicks free agent forward Carmelo Anthony:   I’m told Julius Randle still hasn’t signed contract bc of Melo holdup. So it appears unlikely he will...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Randle to LA Lakers ‘was the best pick of the lottery’

The praise keeps coming in for the LA Lakers and their selection of Kentucky Wildcats power forward Julius Randle in this year’s NBA Draft. Count Grantland’s Andrew Sharp among those, and he went as far as to call Randle the best selection in the top 14 pick: If you factor in fit, potential, and value, this was the best pick of the lottery. There are questions about Randle...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Randle Lakers Intro; Kobe Bryant, Number 30, Latest on Foot (video)

It’s been a wild five days for former Kentucky Wildcats big man Julius Randle. After being taken by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in the NBA Draft, Randle has been working to get down to LA and get familiar with his new home and team. In Randle’s introductory LA Lakers press conference, he jokes about being warned about Kobe Bryant, why he chose number 30 and what’s...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Draftee Julius Randle Rocked Kobe Bryant Jersey As Kid (Photo)

The NBA is full of players who once wore Kobe Bryant jerseys. It just goes to figure that in a league full of people who, presumably, liked basketball as kids, at least a few rocked No. 8 (and later No. 24) Los Angeles Lakers jerseys. Thanks to the wonders of social media, we know have visual proof. Julius Randle became a brand-new Laker on Thursday when the team snatched him with...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Childhood photo of Julius Randle predicted his future

After the Los Angeles Lakers made Julius Randle the seventh-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the 19-year-old player out of the Kentucky Wildcats pro basketball player factory took to social media to reveal that he was in fact a big fan of the Lakers, especially Kobe Bryant, way back when he was a wee […] The post Here’s Julius Randle wearing new teammate Kobe Bryant’s jersey...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

B/R Grades LA Lakers picking Julius Randle in NBA Draft

Here’s what Bleacher Report had to say about the LA Lakers’ pick of Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the 7th-overall pick:   From Adam Fromal: The Kentucky product is already a solid post player who might think a bit too highly of his one-on-one skills. Too often he took on three defenders and failed to hit the open man with a pass, but he’s only going to get better....
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julius Randle gets drafted by the Lakers

This was the moment that Kentucky forward Julius Randle discovered that he’d be rocking the purple and gold next season and beyond. With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Randle on Thursday night. It was a dream come true for the 19-year-old who admitted that he was a Laker fan after his impressive solo workout at the team’s practice...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Welcomes Julius Randle To Lakers ‘From One Legendary Institution To One Epic Franchise’

One of the benefits of Julius Randle slipping deeper into the draft than he thought he should is that he gets to play for one of the NBA’s most historic franchises. As a Los Angeles Laker, the former Kentucky forward will be part of a team that’s won 16 championships.  He’ll also get to play with one of the all-time greats in Kobe Bryant, who welcomed Randle to the team following...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Los Angeles Lakers Select Julius Randle

With the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Julius Randle, the 6-foot-9 power forward from the University of Kentucky. Randle led the Wildcats in points and rebounds this season (15 ppg, 10.4 rpg) and was one of the country’s biggest double-double threats all season long. He was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and had a coming out party during Kentucky’s...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers select Julius Randle with seventh overall pick

With the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers pick Julius Randle from Kentucky. Randle was projected to be a top-five pick earlier in the year, though reports of his problematic right foot caused him to slide down the draft boards. However, the big man impressed the Lakers during a solo workout last week. Randle showed off a varied skill set and also impressed...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers select Julius Randle in 2014 NBA Draft

The short but memorable college career of Julius Randle may be over but now, his NBA career begins. The Kentucky Wildcats forward was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He’d been previously linked to the Lakers. A great pre-draft workout was what really helped catch the Lakers’ eye, and since then, the talk of the two being...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Gordon going higher in NBA Draft than Julius Randle

For much of the NBA Draft process, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and the Arizona Wildcats’ Aaron Gordon have been lumped together in a crowded group of talented freshman power forwards. Read 3-5 mock drafts, and you’ll probably see 3-4 different orders as to which they’re drafted. As it turns out, Gordon may be the one who ends up getting drafted first...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Randle recalls his first encounter with Kobe Bryant

This is a pretty cool story. For Julius Randle, the opportunity to workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and visit their practice facility in El Segundo was a dream come true. After reportedly putting on great show during his solo workout last week, Randle – who revealed that he was a huge Lakers fan – told the media how the entire experience gave him goosebumps. However, this wasn’t...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Final NBA Mock Draft; Julius Randle ‘into the lead’ for Lakers

In his final NBA Mock Draft before the real thing begins tonight, ESPN’s Chad Ford pegged Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle to the LA Lakers. He went as far as to say Randle was in the lead for being the No. 7 overall pick. Randle went into the Lakers’ workout and ferociously tried to end any doubt about where he belongs in the draft. After facing numerous questions about...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Juius Randle needs to be a Laker

Once Lakers fans realized that they only thing their 2013-14 team would be competing for was ping pong balls, they quickly went all-in on the “Embrace the Tank” approach. However, players are not fans. During the team’s last couple of games, players like Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill weren’t worried about who would be carrying the franchise 10 years from now. They...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Best fit for Julius Randle in 2014 NBA Draft

Where will Julius Randle go in this year’s NBA Draft? Photo by Jason Marcum After a memorable freshman season with the Kentucky Wildcats, Julius Randle declared for the NBA Draft in hopes of being one of top picks this year. Questions surrounding his foot have hurt his stock, and now every team drafting in the top 10 looks like a legitimate destination for him. We gathered the...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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