Sports
2:37 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Wildcats Get Another High-Ranking Recruit For Next Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The number two ranked high school prospect in the country is joining the Kentucky Wildcats.  6’9” power forward Julius Randle picked UK over Kansas, Florida, and Texas. 

6'9" Power Forward Julius Randle announced Wednesday he will play for UK next year.

The senior from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, TX, announced his decision at his high school just after 1pm.

A foot injury cost Randle much of his senior season, but he returned to lead his team to a state championship and will play in the McDonald’s All-American game in April.  

He joins a talented freshman recruiting class widely considered to be the best in the nation.

Kentucky failed to make the NCAA Tournament and lost to Robert Morris in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.