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Julius Randle Makes Appearance At John Calipari’s Camp

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Only a few months removed from playing in the National Championship game for Kentucky, Julius Randle is already lending a helping hand to his former head coach, John Calipari.

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Randle made a surprise appearance at Calipari’s basketball camp last week helping the kids run through drills. Randle talked to the media saying the following via WLKY.com:

“Not too long ago, I was in their position. I never really had this opportunity as a kid, but to give back to them, give them memories, that’s what matters,” said Randle. “First of all, Lexington is just a very special place to me. Coach has done a lot for me. Really took care of me and watched out for me. So to come back, give a little of my time in a place that’s special to me anyway, it’s a no brainer. I’d do it anytime for him.”

After his freshman season with the Kentucky Wildcats, Randle entered the 2014 NBA draft and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the seventh overall pick. Randle is considered one of the most talented players in the draft with a potentially bright future wearing purple and gold.

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Randle has a decent shot to become a starter in his first season with the Lakers. Los Angeles recently signed Carlos Boozer making it difficult for Randle to immediately jump into the starting lineup, but the consensus is he’ll get a considerable amount of playing time regardless.

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  • Zimmeredge

    If we have a terrible season which i do not expect cauley stein and Karl towns are among the best centers for 15 draft. They both play at UK with Cal.

    • Jim213

      Adam Zagoria@AdamZagoria

      “Former UNLV/UConn F Roscoe Smith has accepted an invite to Lakers’ camp, source tells @SNYtv.”

      • LakerSpartan117

        Hmm.. Didn’t see much of him to get TOO excited about when he played for us at Summer League. What do you think about him?

        • Jim213

          Not sure why Trey Thompkins wasn’t considered (camp invite) given his SL play but R Smith can play above the rim (similar but no as good as E Davis) which is a good thing.

          Randle, Hill, Boozer, Sacre, and R Kelly don’t have the true athleticism to play above the rim on any given night. Although, it’s unlikely (IMO) that Smith would end up nabbing one of the final roster spots.

  • Mitch Igbo

    John Cal could coach an NBA team. A real players coach who doesn’t sugarcoat so this is not surprising…J Randle is maturing at a rapid rate!I hope his game does too…Can’t wait for the start of a new Laker chapter!!!!!LAKESHOW!!!!!

  • vdogg

    good to see julius giving back to the kids with his time and knowledge. he’s going to be a great laker for many years to come.

  • LakerSpartan117

    Really glad to hear Julius giving back to those that are close to him and helped him grow. Hoping that he can have the same effect on those kids. 19 years old…

    Our future is looking brighter and brighter each day.. Go Lakers!

  • Edy

    Julius needs to get his ass to the gym and practice he better not think hes going to start right away u guys are all kissing his ass right now

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      Apparently, you are not reading between the lines with the conclusion like that…. Randle has been in the gym since he got to LA…. it was mentioned on several of his interviews… and no one is kissing someone’s ass here. Give the kid credit where it is warranted.

  • Henry Martinez

    I wish the Lakers organization good luck and Kobe Bryant and the rest of the team in good health throughout the season. GOD is good all the time!

  • Eman94

    Julius seems like a humble young man, since joining the Lakers I’ve heard him bring up his mother as someone he’s thanked for his success and stating he’s going to help his mother financially as soon as he gets/got his money. Guys who love their mom like that are usually good hard-working men in the NBA who have successful careers. Let’s hope Julius can stay close to a great coach like John Caliparis and receive helpful advice from him throughout his career.

  • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

    WAs reading an article about Alonzo Mourning Hall of Fame induction…. amazing how at 6’10, Zo was battling the likes of Shaq, Ewing, Robinson, etc, great centers of the last era… Randle by the way is just 2 centimeters shorter than big Zo and stil growing… Randle could be really really good PF for us for years to come.

  • Duckathon

    Kentucky pipeline?

  • Lakers4Life

    An overrated player no doubt. We’ll see if he’s still around in a year or two.

  • Mambanation

    Rookie of the year!

  • Mambanation

    JR30 will make us a contender in a few years.

  • Mambanation

    Please have him on the starting line up…he has more potentiality than boozers…

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