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Sunday Quickies: Julius Randle Edition

Julius Randle returns to talk fatherhood, a UK superteam, Fox vs Ball and more.

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Julius Randle returns to Kentucky to host youth camp | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky star Julius Randle returned to Lexington to host a youth basketball camp with a new perspective this time as a father. “As a parent, you kind of cherish that relationship that I have with my son. I really cherish it everyday, getting to see his face and spend time with him, making sure dad is there,” Randle said. “I really do enjoy these moments giving back to kids, for sure.”

Randle weighs in on All-UK vs. NBA super team debate -
John Calipari said that his All-Kentucky team would consist of John Wall, Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and DeMarcus Cousins. That seems like quite a formidable lineup, but Randle would like to see an adjustment to it.

“Before I agree to this game we’re going to have to have a little meeting,” Randle said. “I always put myself in the starting lineup.”

Julius Randle: De'Aaron Fox, Lonzo Ball rivalry will 'live forever' - LCJ
Julius Randle has perspective on the budding Lonzo Ball-De'Aaron Fox rivalry. Obviously De'Aaron is a great player," Randle said. "I loved him, through the whole season and the whole draft process." But Randle is essentially forced to side with his new teammate, Ball, when it comes to which point guard he prefers.

Dakari Johnson signs with Oklahoma City Thunder -
Johnson averaged a team-high 18.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last season and led the Blue to their first Southwest Division title last season. His strong season made him the first player in franchise history to be named to the All-NBA G League First Team.

The top 25 college basketball players with something to prove this season -
Here are the under-the-radar players who will have breakout seasons in 2017-18, which includes Kentucky's own Wenyen Gabriel. While he ended his freshman season on a forgettable note, he still has a world of talent and could become UK's best player next season.

Brentwood Academy's Darius Garland names top six schools -
Brentwood Academy senior basketball star Darius Garland released his top six college choices on Friday. For Brentwood Academy last season, the 6-foot-2 Garland averaged 23.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game, helping lead the Eagles to a 30-2 record and a third straight Division II-AA championship.

Anthony Davis says Rajon Rondo can ‘help take Pelicans to the next level’ | New Orleans Pelicans
“He’s a great floor general. He’s a great leader on the floor for guys like me, DeMarcus, Jrue,” Davis said from Los Angeles, where he’s been working out extensively this summer. “I think he sees the court very differently than most players see it, and he’s one of the elite point guards we have in our league. When I saw that we were trying to get him, it was a no-brainer."

Kentucky running back Bryant Koback healthy, ready for camp | Lexington Herald Leader
University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said freshman running back Bryant Koback has recovered fully from a broken leg and is ready to compete for snaps this fall.

Zagoria | Moses Brown Facing Big Decisions On High School And College - Fan Rag Sports
It’s no surprise then that Brown holds offers from virtually every major program in the nation, with Duke and Kentucky being the two that he’s currently lacking.

“They’ve been speaking to my father a lot,” Moses said, adding, “I just need schools like that to offer me.”

FC Cincinnati hopes for assist from Dayton in joining MLS
FC Cincinnati, the second-year United Soccer League team, has a secret weapon it hopes will help it elevate to the country’s top professional rung, Major League Soccer: Dayton.

Le'Veon Bell Reportedly Rejected 5-Year Contract Offer from Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly made a huge contract offer to Le'Veon Bell before the star running back decided to play the 2017 season under the one-year franchise tender. Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Steelers' offer to Bell included $30 million in the first two years, $42 million over three years and an average annual value of $12 million.

A slam dunk: Spartanburg Day star Zion Williamson 'destined to play in the NBA' |
It’s still dark outside, more than an hour before dawn, when Lee Anderson feels the tapping on his shoulder.

Who's No. 1? Top DBs Talk About the Future of the Position, Post-Darrelle Revis
The throne is vacated. You can hear it, see it, sense it across the country. At a LongHorn Steakhouse in Buford, Georgia, the quiet yet steely Desmond Trufant pauses for five seconds when asked if he's the best cornerback in football, finally speaking up when his girlfriend aggressively nods "yes."

Ravens dip toe into “mixed reality,” holographic players
Virtual reality has become a growing part of training and practice regimens around the league in recent years as teams look for any possible way to improve their results on the field.

Joe Licata relishes 'opportunity to have an impact on kids' in role at Timon
To replace one of the most accomplished sports figures in its history, Bishop Timon-St. Jude has turned to a young man who has already cemented legendary status in Western New York high school sports.

Quincy Enunwa sees the Jets’ tanking evidence, too
The tanking talk is expected to be as much a part of the Jets this year as the J-E-T-S chants. Even in the offseason, Quincy Enunwa hears about it, from the media to fans he comes across, and the No. 1 wide receiver out of necessity understands it.

Manziel, Kaepernick currently represented by the same firm
If Johnny Manziel gets a job before Colin Kaepernick, Kaepernick (and others) may have an issue with that. The firm that represents Kaepernick won’t, because the same firm represents Manziel. Earlier this year, Kaepernick hired Jeff Nalley of Select Sports Group. Likewise, Erik Burkhardt of Select Sports Group allowed Manziel to rehire Burkhardt, a year after Burkhardt had fired Manziel.

James Harrison’s workout involves pushing 1,800 pounds of weights on a sled -
So if you’re looking for a little #fitnessmotivation, check out Harrison’s Instagram. But be careful because you're definitely not as strong as James Harrison.

Justice League Comic Con Sneak Peek Trailer - YouTube
DC pulled back the curtain and gave a peek into the Justice League movie with this new trailer, and it's just all sorts of awesomeness.