Jeremy Randle Gets 'U' Interest in Two Sports

Jeremy Randle, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound point guard from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, is one of the state's top two-sport athletes in the Class of 2008. Randle helped lead the Islanders to the Class AAA title and was named the MVP of the 16-and-under division of the Hoosier Shootout earlier this month. He is also a standout on the football field and is getting interest from Minnesota in both sports.

Jeremy Randle averaged 4.6 points per game last season for the Islanders as they rolled to the Class AAA title, defeating Duluth East 65-47 in the title game. DeLaSalle won their three state tournament games by an average of 20 points as they beat Totino Grace 61-36 and St. Thomas Academy 63-44.

Randle is expected to carry more of the offensive load next season as the Islanders must replace graduated senior Cameron Rundles (who is headed to Montana and averaged 14.9 points per game), Joe Scott (12.3) and Jamar Diggs (who is headed to Wayne State and averaged 11.4 points per game). Randle has excellent strength and knows how to run a team. He does not look for his offense much, but was the hero in the 43 Hoops' 66-64 upset semifinal win over Indiana Elite Municipal Gardens. His three-pointer with three seconds left forced overtime and his shot at the buzzer was the game winner.

Randle told GoldenSports.Net that he is hearing from Iowa State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Western Michigan, Northern Iowa, Northern Illinois and Michigan in basketball.

DeLaSalle started the season 7-4 as they traditionally play one of the state's toughest schedules. They won 12 straight before losing two consecutive games. They rebounded to win the final seven contests of the year.

43 Hoops also played in the Kingwood Classic in Houston, the adidas May classic in Indiana and their own tournament in Bloomington, Minn. They will play in the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas this week and in the Best of the Summer in Los Angeles.

Randle is also getting looks as a running back from North Dakota State and Minnesota. He attended the Gophers' junior day and will attend the adidas football camp in Chicago in late August.

DeLaSalle finished 9-2, losing to Delano in the section championship game. He figures to get more playing time with the loss of first-team All-State selection Alexander Robinson, who signed with Iowa State.

"We have our whole offensive line back. We lost some running backs, but we will be fine," Randle said.

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