2017 wing Brandon Randolph emerges as a high major prospect

POTOMAC, Md. -- Mohamed Bamba is the big name at Westtown (Pa.) School, but on Friday at the Bullis Holiday Classic another 2017 recruit -- Brandon Randolph -- emerged as a high major prospect.

With the high school season in full swing, a number of prospects in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes will emerge over the next couple of months.

But for Westtown (Pa.) School wing prospect Brandon Randolph, he only needed a few weeks to hit the national scene.

On Friday at the Bullis Holiday Classic, Randolph went for 22 points and connected on all 15 of his free throw attempts in front of assistant coaches from Georgetown, Maryland, Villanova and UCF.

“I think I could have shot better and made better choices, but I think I did better from the free throw line,” Randolph told Scout after the game.

While his jump shot wasn’t falling from deep early, Randolph changed his mentality and began attacking the basket, both in transition and in the half court. Randolph used his impressive athleticism to make plays at the rim and finish through contact.

Although Randolph, who stands 6-foot-5 and is equipped with a lengthy set of arms, made just one of his long distance shots on Friday, he’s known for his ability to shoot the ball.

“I can defend,” Randolph said. “I can shoot. I can drive to the basket. I can pass.”

“He shoots the heck out of the ball,” Westtown coach Seth Berger told Scout. “This was probably the worst shooting day that he’s had. But you can see he has a beautiful stroke and attacks the basket well.”

It was evident in just one game that Randolph is a high major prospect. So the question is, how did he fly below the radar for so long? Unfortunately, Randolph missed the entire spring and summer with a leg injury.

“Brandon got hurt the first game of Boo Williams last April,” Berger said. “So he didn’t play last spring or summer. He was at the Masters School last year.”

“Since I went through rehab, I had to do a lot of work,” Randolph added. “I think I improved my game a lot.”

To go with the high major coaches in the stands on Friday, Randolph also has interest from VCU, St. Joseph, Temple and Quinnipiac. VCU and Quinnipiac are his only scholarship offers, while Temple is the only school he’s visited.


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