Friday, March 8, 2013
Randle trims NC State and Oklahoma
ESPN 100 No. 3 overall prospect Julius Randle (Dallas/Prestonwood Christian) has cut NC State and Oklahoma from his list of finalists, ESPN.com's Dave Telep has learned.
Earlier this week, rumors spread that the Sooners and Wolfpack had been eliminated. After initially stating that all six teams among his finalists were still in the mix, Randle's mother confirmed the news via text message on Friday.
That leaves Kansas, Kentucky, Florida and Texas as Randle's finalists less than two weeks until he makes his decision official. Randle will announce his college pick live on ESPNU on March 20.
It has been an eventful several weeks for the nation's No. 1 power forward in the senior class. Three weeks ago he returned to the court for the first time since November after missing almost the entire season with a fractured foot. Last weekend he led Prestonwood Christian to a state title, and earlier this week he was added to the McDonald's All American roster as a 25th player after proving his health over the final two weeks of the season.