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2013 Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: Julius Randle

Tracking the recruitment of 2013 power forward Julius Randle from Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood Christian.

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Julius Randle is Bringing back the Alpha Beast

Leading up to Big Blue Madness A Sea of Blue will be previewing each scholarship player on the 2013/2014 basketballl team. In this edition incoming freshman Julius Randle is profiled.

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UK Signees At The Nike Hoop Summit

A quick look back at the Nike Hoop Summit, and how the Kentucky 2013 signees, plus Andrew Wiggins and Karl Towns Jr., did.

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2013 Nike Hoop Summit Preview

Three Kentucky 2013 signees and a 2014 commit will participate.

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Julius Randle & Dakari Johnson Sign LOIs

2013 power forward Julius Randle from Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian and center Dakari Johnson from Montverde (FL) Academy signed their LOIs with Kentucky.

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A Window Into The Future

The Jordan Brand Classic, played this past Saturday night, was not your typical all-star game.

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2013 Jordan Brand Classic Preview

Just like the McDonald's All-American Game, six future Kentucky Wildcats will be participating in the Jordan Brand Classic this weekend.

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How the Kentucky Six (Plus One) Did Last Night

How did the Kentucky commitments do in the McDonald's All-American game? Pretty well, actually.

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The UK guys at the McDonald's All-American game

The 2013 McDonald's High School All-American was loaded with talent from top to bottom. Six players were already committed to the University of Kentucky.

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McDonald's All-American Game: UK-Centric Preview

A UK-centric preview on this storied high school All-American game.

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Julius Randle: UK Bound

The 5* forward from Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood Christian picked Kentucky over Kansas, Texas and Florida.

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5* PF Sets Announcement Date: Does UK Lead?

The 5* forward from Texas will pick from Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Florida, N.C. State & Oklahoma on March 20.

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2013 Recruiting: Updating Randle and Wiggins

The latest on Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle via NextCats.

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Could Randle Co-Exist with the Harrisons?

In his latest blog entry for USA Today, 2013 power forward Julius Randle from Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood Christian once again dispelled the notion that he wouldn't want to play with twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison. The twins from Fort Bend (Tex.) Travis committed to the Kentucky Wildcats last month.

There had been rumors earlier this summer that Randle would not choose the Wildcats if the Harrisons picked Kentucky. The rumor was that Randle, from the greater Dallas area, would not want to share the spotlight with the Harrisons, from the greater Houston area. The players have a "complicated history," having faced each other multiple times before in head-to-head AAU matchups.

In a prior interview with Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog, Randle definitively shot down those rumors.

"Yeah, I don’t know where that came from, but that’s not true at all," Randle said.

"I mean, people try to start rumors all the time. I don’t know if it’s for Websites or anything, but I have no problem playing with them."

Randle's latest blog post goes one step further, as Randle discusses the potential benefits of playing with the Harrison twins. Oh yeah, the last guy to do that? James Young, who ended up committing to Kentucky a week after the Harrisons.

Oh, the other thing I want to clear up is the crazy rumor about there being some sort of beef between Andrew and Aaron Harrison and me. That is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard, honestly. I’ve tried to ignore it but everyone is making it a big thing. I can tell you, 100 percent, that all three of us are cool. I’ve got the utmost respect for those guys and their games and we’re actually cool with each other. Every time I see them, we talk and hang out so I don’t know where that came from.

I love that they’re at Kentucky too.

Potentially playing with two great guards would make it easier for me. I think that we would have a legit shot to win a national championship in our first year because I don’t see any guards in the country that would be better than them.

In his blog, Randle also talks about his latest official visit (the Florida Gators on October 5), an upcoming unofficial visit to the Oklahoma Sooners on October 27, and his rationale for cutting the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels.

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An Inside Look at Julius Randle's Recruitment

Julius Randle teamed up with USA Today's Jason Jordan, providing an inside look into Randle's in-home visits with top coaches like John Calipari, Roy Williams, and Mike Krzyzewski.

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