In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 1501
On this Board 759Record: 4558 (2/6/2013)
Online now 1365Record: 4974 (2/6/2013)
You have no favorite boards.
here are the 5 guys this guy has in mix: The five players I refer to are Julius Randle (6-foot-8, Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Christian/Texas Titans "travel team"); Jabari Parker (6-7, Chicago, Simeon/Mac Irvin Fire); Andrew and Aaron Harrison (Richmond, Texas, Travis/Houston Defenders); and Aaron Gordon (6-7, San Jose, Calif., Mitty/Oakland Soldiers).
this gem though gotta love:
"Florida's fearsome threesome: The Florida Rams will be among the most watched ......big reason will be the presence of Kasey Hill (6-2, Montverde, Fla., Academy), Chris Walker (6-10, Bonifax, Fla., Holmes County) and Brannen Greene (6-6, Juliette, Ga, Mary Persons).
Hill, who is committed to the University of Florida, is one of the players who will offer rebuttal on-court testimony to those who suggest that Andrew Harrison is the best of the best when it comes to point guards in this class.
I'd like to get a dollar bill for every time Hill gets the ball to Walker on a penetration and kick or lob for a dunk in July. That would make for one bulging wallet and sore hip."
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/frank_burlison/06/26/top-2013-recruits/index.html#ixzz1z2a1MnD1
Before the plethora of spring tournaments unfold, there was a consensus as to the five best players in the Class of 2013.
I have heard Jabari Parker be compared to Lebron James. So I will go with Jabari Parker.
I think Jabari Parker is a terrific talent, but I'm not the only one who thinks he is NOT the best player since LeBron. I don't even think he's the best player this year. I think Julius Randle is. I've seen both of them play numerous times and will see them both next month at Peach Jam, but for my money, Randle is the guy I would want to go to war with. And, if I were building a team, I'd also take Chris Walker over Parker.
I'm not putting Parker down when I say that, just that I think Randle and Walker are players I would rather have on my team and that I think Randle is the best frontcourt guy in the country.
Email: email@example.com/Twitter: www.twitter.com/@franzbeard247
I havent seen enough of Randle or Parker to know but from film it seems like Randles biggest ? is his ball handling skills and ability to be a consistent jump shooter out to 17-18 ft? otherwise he is a bull in interior....may be a tad undersized for NBA as a 4 but in theory in time his game should round out and he can be a dynamic NBA 3/4 guy
love the bit about Kasey Hill and C Walker....Lol hope Chris feels the same way!!
I think Randle is perfectly comfortable with who he is. He can shoot jump shots and knock them down but he's not enamored with his outside shot. He sticks with the things that get the best results for his team and leaves the showboating to everyone else. I like him because he's got superstar ability but he's got a blue collar mentality. As far as his ball handling, I would rate it as above average but he's not going to win any dribbling contests. He's not tremendously comfortable using his left hand for more than a dribble or two, something that's pretty common among high school bigs and something he'll have to work on in the future. Randle has a very strong body but he's got room to fill out even more. I can see him top out at 6-8-1/2 and about 255, which would be about the same size as Chris Richard.
Randle is the best player and at this point in their careers it isn't even close IMO
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports