November 13, 2013
Magic Johnson told SNY.TV that Julius Randle might be his choice for No. 1 pick.
Now, before the quotes, an important note, I think: Magic was interviewed right after the Kentucky game, and before the Kansas game, so he hadn't seen Wiggins or Parker yet.
But the quotes are still good. Here they are, via Adam Zagoria:
"He's already one of the best college players. That's a foregone conclusion. I think now it's him continuing to improve, listen to the coaches to get ready for next season because he's got a chance to definitely be No. 1. ...
"Oh, can he play because he is so good and because he can go outside, inside. He got so many moves, whether he's driving it or whether he's on the post and then he's very intelligent and he's physical. He's going to be one of the best because he can put it down. There's not too many guys who can shoot it and put it down on the floor, create his own shot. And he's mean. I like that he's mean and he wants the basketball."
You can read the rest here. Jalen Rose also weighs in with his thoughts, and both of them address to Randle-to-LeBron comparison.