Biography: A four-year letterman and three-year starter, Randle led California in scoring in each of his final two seasons, averaging 18.3 points as a junior and 18.6 as a senior. The Chicago native enjoyed the finest game of his career Jan. 14 at Washington State, scoring a career-best 39 points while shooting 7 for 12 from 3-point range and adding nine assists and five rebounds in a 93-88 victory. Randle possesses an excellent shot. He made 252 of 622 career 3-point attempts and shot 93.3 percent from the free-throw line as a senior. He's in terrific shape and possesses blazing speed, giving him the potential to engineer electrifying fast breaks. As a draft prospect, Randle's shortcoming is that he is short. However, recent history has shown that undersized guards from the Pac-10 (Nate Robinson, Aaron Brooks) can carve out successful careers at the next level. His diminutive status will prevent him from being picked in the opening round, but if an NBA team takes a flier on Randle in the middle of the second round, it may reap the reward of getting a sparkplug and potential crowd pleaser off the bench.
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