The NBA, of course, has no such standards. As a result, the captain and star of the Alabama basketball team of 2014-15 is headed for the NBA Summer League in hopes of landing a professional contract.
Levi Randolph will work for two teams in the summer league. He will be well known to one of his coaches as he plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Orlando Summer League, July 4-10. Oklahoma City is now being coached by former Florida Coach Billy Donovan, and one of his assistants is Anthony Grant, who was head coach at Alabama during Randolph’s college career.
Following the Orlando camp, Randolph will compete with the Utah Jazz in the Las Vegas Summer League, July 10-20.
Randolph is coming off an outstanding senior season, highlighted by becoming the first player in Alabama men's basketball history to earn Academic All-America honors when he was named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America second team. The 6-5, 208-pound guard was also named the Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year and earned second team All-SEC honors.
During the 2014-15 campaign, Randolph led the Tide in scoring (15.4 ppg), assists (2.5 apg), steals (1.5 spg), and minutes (35.5 mpg), while also ranking second in rebounds per game (5.1 rpg).
Randolph finished his career as the all-time Crimson Tide leader in games played (135), while his 120 starts are fifth most all-time. He ranks 21st on the Tide’s all-time scoring list with 1,336 points.
Fans can find out more information in terms of schedule and how to watch by visiting http://www.nba.com/summerleague/.