Julius Randle to follow Matt Jones? 

November, 28, 2011
The nature of college basketball recruiting hedges slightly toward the greedy side. Get one good player, fan bases want another. Get two, they clamor for three. Therefore, in light of the commitment of junior shooting guard Matt Jones (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) to Duke on Monday night, there’s an obvious question: who’s next?

The question is valid given that Jones is AAU teammates with Julius Randle (Prestonwood, Texas/PCA), the nation's No. 3 junior. Within an hour of the commitment by Jones, Randle responded to the question.

“Honestly, I’m happy for Matt,” Randle said. “As for me though, I have to do what’s best for me and find the best fit. I know Matt pretty well and I don’t think he’s going to put pressure on me. He’ll tell me that if don’t go to Duke he’ll love me either way.”