By LARRY VAUGHT
Eric Lindsey of coachcal.com has the only access to Kentucky basketball players during the summer and recently posted a preview of freshman Julius Randle.
Here are three Randle quotes in the story that seem to me to define what makes him so good:
— “I don’t need anybody to baby me,” Randle said. “I came here to be coached. I came here for somebody to push me and make me be the best player I can be. I feel like with Cal and his staff, that’s what I’m getting here. That’s why I love it so much because I know they’re not going to short-change you.”
— “I just like to be defined as a player,” Randle said. “Anywhere you put me on the court, I feel like I can be very effective. I definitely pride myself on being able to do a lot of different things, making my weaknesses my strengths, and just not being able to stop one thing.”
— “I just want to win,” Randle said. “I’ll do whatever I can to get better.”