Julius Randle, senior forward at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, concluded his official visit to Kansas over the weekend. Ranked as Rivals No. 2 overall player in the country, Randle attended KUs 73-47 victory over Texas on Saturday and bonded with KUs current players.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
In the final minutes of Kansas victory, the KU student section chanted We want Randle! and Randle responded with a quick wave.
Kansas fans were the best, Randles mother, Carolyn Kyles, told USA Today after the visit. Theyre the loudest and the best."
Randle, a 6-foot-9 power forward, had previously taken visits to Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina State and Texas. After suffering a broken right foot last November, Randle was back on the floor for the first time on Friday night, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes for Prestonwood.
Randle was previously passed over for the McDonalds All-American Game because of the injury, but the McDonalds All American committee is still considering adding him to the roster if hes healthy enough, according to USA Today.
• Kansas senior center Jeff Withey shared Big 12 player-of-the-week honors with K-State guard Angel Rodriguez, the league announced Monday. Withey averaged 16 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Jayhawks recorded wins over K-State and Texas. Rodriguez averaged 19.5 points and eight assists, including a 22-point, 10-assist performance in a victory over Baylor on Saturday.
It was the second time Withey had received the honor this season. Oklahoma States Marcus Smart was selected Big 12 rookie of the week for the second straight week.
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