Anthony Randolph: His Words

After had one of Anthony Randolph's coaches from the Dallas Mustangs saying the talented forward was headed to Baton Rouge on Wednesday morning, rumors swirled that it wasn't a done deal yet. Randolph talks in an exclusive interview with

While some close to the situation have said that Anthony Randolph has made a decision, the Woodrow Wilson High (Texas) senior forward said that's not accurate.

``Right now me and my family are talking and trying to figure it out," Randolph said. "We're trying to figure out where the best place is for me."

Randolph, 17, eliminated Georgetown and Kansas from the picture on Tuesday and reported (with quotes from one of Randolph's summer-league coaches) that Randolph was headed to LSU on Wednesday morning.

However, Randolph told, in an exclusive interview shortly after he met with Texas head coach Rick Barnes and assistant Ken McDonald, that he is still considering the Longhorns.

``I'm not sure how it got out there, but I went to school and had people telling me I had committed to LSU," Randolph said. "I don't know how it happened, because I didn't say anything to anybody."

Randolph said that he enjoyed his trip this past weekend, which he took with his parents, to LSU.

``I really liked how close the team was," he said. "How the players spend time with each other."

``It was even before the visit and it still is," Randolph continued.

Randolph was set to speak to his mother, who lives in Arkansas, at 10:30 p.m. and was hoping to have a final decision either Wednesday night or sometime Thursday.

However, Randolph's uncle, Will Marsaw, said that it's unlikely anything will be done in the next 48 hours.

``Anthony and his family need a little more time to process this and it's doubtful that anything will happen in the next couple of days," Marsaw said.

Even Randolph admitted that this isn't as easy as he thought it would be.

``I'm realizing how tough a decision this is," Randolph said. "It comes down to whatever my mom and everyone else around me thinks is best for me and where I can see myself possibly being for four years."

``I'm supposed to call the coaches and tell them my decision either tonight or tomorrow," he added.

Randolph said he's not all that concerned about the perception of him.

``It's hard, but I think people are going to have a perception about me, anyways," he said. "This whole thing today wasn't really my fault. I didn't do anything wrong."

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