Julius Randle only played one season of college basketball, but you know what? That’s all it took for him to finish 7th in the first round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 2014 draft. Since his draft and after his first professional season in the NBA, the young man has shown how versatile and creative he is with the ball on the court.
Since we’ve seen Julius Randle make many amazing games against opposing teams in the NBA, how about we appreciate him, even more, when we learn more about his background and all the things that make this one of the best in America, especially with the brown ball.
Julius Randle’s Biography
Officially, Julius Deion Randle was born on November 29, 1994, in Dallas, Texas, to a black American woman named Carolyn Kyles. There is no information about his father, and it is likely that he was raised by a single mother and had a normal childhood, circumstances permitting.
For high school, Julius Randle was enrolled at Prestonwood Christian Academy where he played phenomenal basketball. The boy won the Under Armour Elite 24 Dunk competition in August 2012, was considered one of the top five players in his class in 2013, and was rated a five-star recruit by Rivals.com. Randle then signed up to play basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats at the University of Kentucky.
In college, Julius got off to a good start in the single-season playing college football and helped his team reach the national championship game. He finished his 2013-14 season with 24 doubles games, which became the highest doubles double for a player in college history. The guy averaged 15.0 points, 10.4 rebounds with 1.4 assists in 30.8 minutes per game from 40 games played. He then decided to give up his remaining three years of college and enter the 2014 NBA Draft instead.
The Los Angeles Lakers grabbed Julius Randle in the first round as the seventh overall choice for the 2014 NBA Draft and nominated him for his first NBA game in their season opener against the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2014. However, he was only on the court for 14 minutes before he broke his right shin, which put him out of action for the rest of the season.
Julius underwent surgery and made a full recovery afterward. He then returned to the NBA for the 2015-2016 season, where he performed impressively throughout the season. The Power Forward/Center started 60 of the 81 games he played, scoring a field goal percentage of 0.429, the highest value in his career of 0.278 3-point field goal percentage at that time, 10.2 rebounds per game, and 11.3 points per game.
With the start of the 2016-17 season, Julius was selected for the US men’s basketball team in the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics to show how good he was. The season ended with him finding playing time in 74 games, 73 of which he started in, with an improved Field Goal percentage of 0.488, a 3-point Field Goal percentage of 0.270, 8.6, rebounds per game, and 13.2 points per game. In his last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle played 82 games, of which he started 42, with a career-high of 0.558 field goal percentage, 0.222 3-point field goal percentage, 8.0 rebounds per game, and another career-high of 16.1 points per game.
At the end of his last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans worth $18 million. He is expected to continue his heroics in the NBA with his new team and to become even better.
Family: Girlfriend, Wife, Son
Julius Randle, the Power Forward/Center from Dallas, Texas, who was born and raised by his mother Carolyn Kyles, who also played basketball in Texas, is a devout Christian and married. He is married to Kendra Shaw; the only woman he has been associated with. They met when the basketball player played for the University of Kentucky, and things went smoothly between them.
The two then began to get together in a premarital relationship that lasted for three years. On June 20, 2016, during a vacation in Greece, Kendal asked the question that every lady would like to hear from her suitor. Her answer led to her wedding on August 3, 2017, in California and cemented the years of getting to know each other until death do them part.
However, before their marriage they had a son; their first child was named Kyden on December 23, 2016. The marriage between the two young couples has gone smoothly, and we hope that there will be no cog in the wheel of their marital development.
Julius Randle stands at a height of 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in), where he has a decent weight of 113 kg (250 lbs). Remember that Randle hit the headlines sometime in May 2017 when he published insane pictures of his three weeks of intense training. He had a well-torn abdomen with visible six-packs and well-ribbed arms. By August of the same year, he is said to have reduced his body fat to 6%.
Julius Randle’s amazing body change within a short period of time shows how well and quickly the human body reacts to training when it is religiously persecuted.