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Strengths: Randolph is an excellent runner of the court for his size … Defensively, he has all the physical tools to develop into an elite defender on the next level … Possesses soft touch to convert shots around the basket … This fluid athlete is an excellent finisher in transition where his length allows for impressive moves … Top notch ball handler who can take opposing defenders off the dribble from the perimeter … This also gives him the ability to ignite fast break opportunities after rebounding the ball … Defensively, his mobility and long arms give him a shot blocking presence when providing help defense … Good rebounder out of position … Offensively, Randolph shows signs of a nice perimeter shot 14 feet from the basket … Improved his free throw tremendously during the season thanks to the refinement of his shooting mechanics … Owns a good looking turnaround jump shot when posting up … Creates a decent amount of contact when he takes advantage of the mismatches his versatility provides … The ability to create off the dribble and long strides creates opportunities for him separate from his defender on drives to the basket … Has loads of potential and is far from touching the ceiling off his development … Possesses the court vision needed to see the floor and the unselfishness to pass … Size for the small forward position is at a premium, even on the NBA landscape … Lateral quickness is excellent for his size which enables him to stay in front of most forwards and guards with few issues …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t always play up to the level of his talent - too often Randolph seems content to coast during games … Body remains undeveloped and will need some work in the strength department … This sometimes effects him greatly where he isn’t able to absorb contact and finish without ending up on the floor … Unfortunately, his body structure suggests that additional weight gain may be difficult for him to keep on … Although physically better suited for the small forward position, his skills are a mix of both forward positions with no real skill set needed to effectively play either position … Examples of this are his back to the basket moves which remain in need of work and his inconsistent perimeter shooting … Can shoot questionable shots and forces shots that are not to his advantage … To his credit some of this was due in part to LSU’s injuries this year - there were times when he took too much responsibility on his shoulders, which lead to turnovers … Still learning the game when it comes to decision making and court awareness … Lacks any real consistency to be successful shooting three point shots right now … Loses focus and sometimes confidence - when his performance isn’t living up to his standards he must fight through … Struggles to establish position on post-up moves when the mismatch is in his favor … Wavering intensity level has dogged Randolph since high school which has led some to question if he takes plays off …

Matthew Maurer - 4/1/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2007-08 Louisiana St.

31

46.4

10.5

69.3

1.1

2.3

8.5

1.2

15.6

DIV I Totals

31

46.4

10.5

69.3

1.1

2.3

8.5

1.2

15.6

 

Comments   

0 #4 Chris 2008-06-12 19:25
Very tall, lanky prospect. He has the height of a PF and the body, agility, and athleticism of a SF. You add a consistent 20 foot jumper and some better ball handling skills and you have a version of Lamar Odom.
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0 #3 JJ 2008-06-05 12:33
In an era of the running NBA, Randolph's outrageous athleticism would be a boost to ballclubs. He is quick, athletic, can rebound, and is a monster shot blocker. He runs the floor well, and can get open to make the dunks. He has Brandan Wright-like super athleticism and can get out on the break. He'll develop his ballhandling skills to be able to play both forward positions. He's a little raw at 6-10, 197 pounds, but should develop as an excellent power forward. I see him as a Warriors type player, he just needs to develop a jumpshot. And also, he's young, and only a freshman! Anthony Randolph is a good prospect in my book.
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0 #2 Kyle 2008-06-05 12:02
This kid is a great athlete, but add some muscle, son!!! He is super athletic, can rebound and block shots, but will get pushed around inside. Doesn't have an established offensive game, and unrefined ball handling skills. This dude probably will go late lottery to the 20s, but I can see a team reach for him in the top 5. Is probably a poor man's Tyrus Thomas. Randolph, do yourself a favor, add 30 pounds, and come back when you acquire more offensive skill. But I do love this kid's athleticism and defensive prowess.
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0 #1 Bubble 2008-04-11 10:25
PLEASE IF UR PART OF THE PACERS CIRCLE PLEASE DONT DRAFT THIS KID!!!!!!!GET A GUARD OR A BETTER CENTER OR FOWARD!!!!!!!U NEED TO TELL THEM TO PAY DANNY GRANGER MORE FOR THE WAY HE'S BEEN PLAYING HE NEEDS HELP AND JERMAINE ONEAL IS A SORRY PLAYER AND NEEDS 2 GO TRADE HIM TO THE LAKERS OR JAZZ OR SUMTHIN HE SAT OUT AND I CAN TELL HIM AND THE COACH DONT GET ALONG WELL SO GET RID OF EM ALL EXCEPT DANNY!!!!!!!!
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