March 22, 2013
Julius Randle's ready to get to Kentucky.
He'll have to wait a few months, but the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2013 blogged about his decision to commit to the Wildcats and everything surrounding it at USA Today.
Randle said he was at a Benihana when Kentucky lost to Robert Morris -- and that, while this season's struggles were understandable, 2013-14 will be different.
Next year we’ll come in and do what we need to do.
Now I know that people said the same thing coming into this year, but I think the difference is the situation. We’ll have a chip on our shoulders after this season. Those guys this year had the bull’s-eye and we won’t look at ourselves like that. We’ll feel like we’ve got a lot to prove even if everyone’s saying we’re great and all that.
We’ve got a lot of guys that can really simplify each other’s roles. This is a special group of guys who just have that mentality that you can’t teach. We will get Kentucky back to where it’s supposed to be.
We’re not worried about all the hype with people saying we’re the best class ever and we’re better than the Fab Five. We haven’t proven anything yet. That’s what next season will be about. Proving.
Randle also said the Harrison twins and Wale were among the first to text him after his decision, he gained 11,000 Twitter followers in the hours following the announcement, and he's not sure if he's going to bust out a dance for Big Blue Madness (the man's thinking ahead). Read it all here.