What future holds for Julius Randle

What star freshman will bring to Kentucky, and how he projects to NBA

Updated: July 17, 2013, 11:51 AM ET
By Fran Fraschilla, Jeff Goodman, Dave Telep | ESPN Insider

Julius RandleScott Kurtz for ESPN.comJulius Randle, ESPN's No. 3-ranked player in the class of 2014, has a chance to be special.

Although the college basketball season is still months away, we're at the point now when most incoming freshmen are on campus and working with their new program. With that in mind, Insider's experts are teaming up this week for the "One Player, Three Ways" series, looking at the top five recruits from the 2013 class in terms of (A) how they stacked up as high school players, (B) how they'll fit with their college teams and (C) how they project as NBA prospects for the 2014 draft.

We begin today with Kentucky power forward Julius Randle.