"I've been blessed and fortunate to be put in a position to have to have decisions. A big decision for me is whether to declare for the NBA draft or not," Randle said in a press conference on Tuesday. "Talking with my family, a lot of prayer, I'm deciding to declare for the NBA draft."
Randle, 19, is a physical power forward who helped the
"I've had the best coaching staff in the country, that spent countless hours working with me night in and night out in the gym," Randle said of Coach
In 40 games for the Wildcats, the 6-foot-9 lefty averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds a game while shooting 50% from the field.
Randle may be off the board if the Lakers pick sixth.
"The next level will be a challenge," Randle said. "I'm pretty sure when we start the combine, and the workouts with the individual teams, I'll have a better feeling of where I'll go. But I was confident enough to enter the NBA draft."
Randle has yet to hire an agent.
Other top-10 draft prospects include Kansas'
The NBA draft will be held on June 26.
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