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By LARRY VAUGHT
Florida coach Billy Donovan raves about Kentucky freshman Julius Randle, the SEC Preseason Player of the Year.
Donovan coached Randle when he won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Under 18 tournament last summer. The Florida coach said Randle, a McDonald’s All-American, is “one of the nicest kids I’ve ever been around.”
He’s also a potential No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA draft.
“I love him,” Donovan said during the SEC Media Days in Birmingham. “First, he’s got a really, really high basketball IQ. I think he’s a pass-first guy. He’s very unselfish. I think maybe the best skill that he’s got is passing the basketball. He’s got great vision.
“I think the other thing for him is his size. He’s as quick of a 6-9, 240 guy as I’ve ever seen with the ball in his hands. He’s got great handling and passing skills. I think his jump shot has gotten better. I think his whole post game has gotten better. But he is an incredible player on his feet.”