BIOGRAPHY: Randolph averaged 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in 2007-08, his freshman season at LSU. He improved offensively as the season progressed, scoring 20 points or more five times in his final nine games, including a career-high 29-point effort March 5 in an 80-74 victory over Alabama. He also blocked 70 shots as a freshman. Wingspan is among the 6-foot-11 Randolph's many physical gifts, although he needs to add muscle to fill out his frame. He has time to do this, as he doesn't turn 19 until July 15. Until he adds muscle, Randolph will likely continue to get pushed around in the low post despite some decent moves there. Randolph possesses a competent midrange jumper, but his range does not extend to the perimeter. His free-throw shooting improved considerably over the course of his freshman season. He shot just 69.3 percent from the charity stripe over his first 31 games at LSU, but made free throws at a 75.9 percent clip in his last 14 games. Randolph has excellent speed for a player his size and an explosive first step, making him a threat on the fast break. He has been prone to turnovers, and his mental makeup has also been questioned by scouts. Despite having played for a losing LSU team, Randolph's tantalizing raw physical promise will likely make him a top-10 selection on draft day.