Julius Randle (born November 29, 1994) is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the New York Knicks.
He was a first-time NBA All-Star and received the NBA Most Improved Player Award in his second season with the Knicks in 2020–21.
Randle was awarded a third-team All-American in his only season of college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.
Randle shattered his right leg in his regular season debut and missed the rest of his rookie season.
He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans following four years with the Lakers before joining the Knicks for one season.
Randle attended Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas where he was widely regarded as a top 5 player in the class of 2013 with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Andrew Harrison, and Aaron Gordon.
On March 20, 2013, Randle committed to Kentucky, choosing it over Texas, Kansas and Florida.
He went on to help Kentucky reach the national championship game, which they lost to the University of Connecticut.
He ended the 2013–14 season with 24 double-doubles, the second most double-doubles by a UK player in school history.
On April 22, 2014, Randle declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Julius was selected as the 7th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Julius Randle broke his right tibia during the Lakers’ 2014–15 season opener against the Houston Rockets and later on underwent successful surgery.
He missed the remainder of the season.
Julius returned after a year enough in time for the NBA summer league.
Beginning the 2017-18 on a bench role, he excelled as a Centre when the Lakers paraded a small lineup as Larry Nance Jnr was the primary Power forward at the time.
Randle finished the season as the only Laker to appear in all 82 games.
As a starter, he averaged 18.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
He became a restricted free agent after the season and signed with the New Orleans Pelicans to a two-year, $18 million contract.
An unsuccessful period with the Pelicans made him opt out of his second year contract with the Pels.
He moved on to the Knicks, signing a three-year, $63 million contract.
Randle was named as a reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.
After the end of the regular season, Randle was named the NBA Most Improved Player, receiving 98 of 100 first place votes.
After Randle’s breakthrough season, the Knicks extended his contract in August 2021 with a four-year, $117 million extension.
What is Julius Randle’s Age?
Julius Randle is 27 years old as of 2022.
Wife and son of Julius Randle
He married Kendra Shaw in 2017.Kendra Shaw runs and owns her own apparel brand called “Kalore. ”Together they both have a son Kyden Randle.
Does Julius Randle have a ring?
The dominative Power forward currently wears the number 30 jersey for the New York Knicks.