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Thursday Headlines: Julius Randle Edition

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The former Wildcat has gotten off to a hot start in New York

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What a great start to the season it has been for Julius Randle.

The former Wildcat, who now plays for the New York Knicks, has had a strong start to the season leading the Knicks to an early 5-3 record.

Last night was more of the same, as the Knicks defeated the Jazz at home and were led by Randle who finished the game with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists. He also finished the game with a +/- of 25, tied for best on the team.

That performance continues a recent trend for Randle, who nearly had a triple-double Monday night when he went for 28 points, 17 rebounds, and 9 assists in a win over Atlanta.

On the season, Randle is averaging 22 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists, which are all career highs for him. Granted, it’s through eight games so the sample sizes are different but the point remains.

Randle is also shooting the ball from deep at a better clip. He’s currently shooting 40.7 percent from three, significantly better than his career average of 30 percent.

Good to see Randle having success with the Knicks. If he continues at this rate, he’ll likely find himself as an All-Star this season.

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Headlines

Kentucky finally stopped the bleeding, now keep winning - Herald Leader

Maybe the last two wins can bring some momentum.

Options and timeframe for Oscar Tshiebwe - Cats Pause

I hope he lands with the Cats.

Nik Scalzo is in the transfer portal - Courier Journal

Scalzo wasn’t talked about as much as Allen and Gatewood.

UK WBB vs. South Carolina moved to primetime - KSR

The Cats will take the stage with a national audience.

Bradley Beal scores 60 but Wizards still lose - ESPN

The Wizards, man.

Top CFP contenders in 2021 - Bleacher Report

3 of the top 10 in the SEC.

Looks like Browns-Steelers is on the right track - Yahoo

Let’s hope it stays that way.

How do Urban Meyer and the Jaguars match up? - SI

Is Meyer going to come out of retirement again?