Julius Randle, the No. 3 high school basketball player in ESPN.com's Class of 2013 rankings, made his college announcement Wednesday afternoon, selecting the University of Kentucky over Kansas, Florida and Texas.
Randle, a 6'9, 225-pound power forward from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Dallas joins a staggering recruiting class in Lexington, one that includes the top point guard in the country (Texas guard Andrew Harrison), the top-ranked shooting guard (Harrison's twin brother Andrew) and James Young, a small forward who is ranked as the No. 6 player in the class, according to ESPNU.
Overall, Kentucky now has five of the top 11 players in the class committed, and six of the top 18 overall.