TCU "High" on Randle's list, teaming with Parker, Gordon?

Julius Randle is considering raising TCU's national profile

by Harrison Sanford December 9, 2011 11:28am ET
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Julius Randle is looking at multiple schools for the fall of 2013.

Stephen Curry is known for leading little-known Davidson to Elite Eight. With many national powerhouses pursuing him, Julius Randle does think about a Curry-like run with another small time school – TCU.

"That's obviously something that has really been on my mind," Randle said. "That's why I have TCU high on my list."

Ranked No. 4 by Rivals, the 6’9’’ forward can play a big role for any school in the nation. However, going to a lesser-profile school gives him a chance to etch his name in the history of college basketball, just like Curry. And with the program moving to the Big 12 soon, the opportunity just seems more appealing.

"They have great coaches, great facilities," Randle continued. "They are going to be in the Big 12 ... It's a program where I can come and start my own legacy."

Nonetheless, Randle is still very early in the recruiting process. Some of the schools he named when asked included Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, TCU and Baylor.

In considering those schools, he has spoken with some other 2013 standouts to gauge their interest in going together – namely Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon.

"We have a special class with a lot of top talent," Randle said. "I have played with Aaron Gordon at Nike Global … I really enjoyed playing with him. He plays hard all the time. He's a great teammate."

Gordon and Randle both share Kansas on their lists. In terms of Parker, both players have heard from Duke, North Carolina, Missouri and Kansas.

"I have talked to Jabari about playing together," Randle said. "He said he wants to play with me."

Regardless of his college choice, Randle seems to make an impact wherever he lands. Now it's just a matter of comfort for him.

"One thing I really learned man, it's not really about the name on the jersey," Randle said. "It's just about where you feel comfortable, a place where you can develop."

Harrison Sanford is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter: @HarrisonSanford

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