Brandon Randolph's rise up UNC's class of 2017 recruiting board is complete.
The 6-5 rising senior guard received a call from Roy Williams on Tuesday evening, during which the Tar Heel head coach extended a scholarship offer, Randolph's AAU coach with the PSA Cardinals, Terrance Williams, confirmed.
“Coach Williams called to discuss his opinion on Brandon," Terrance Williams said. "He stated that he has watched Brandon five or six times within the last six months and felt that each time he walked away Brandon had shown more and more of his game.
Roy Williams first saw Randolph -- a Yonkers, N.Y. native who attends Westtown (Pa.) School -- play with Westtown last December, and followed it up with another viewing in January. Roy Williams then met with Randolph at Westtown on April 7, which was the first day of the April Recruiting Period.
In the first weekend of the April Evaluation Period, Roy Williams watched Randolph score 17 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting. Last weekend Williams saw Randolph's team play twice, including a game-high 21 points in a high level matchup on Saturday night.
"(Roy) felt that Brandon was underrated and is one of the best shooting guards in the country," Terrance Williams said. "He loves the fact that he scores from all three levels and says that Brandon reminds him of Rolando Blackman. With that being said he was ready to offer him and spend time recruiting him.”
Randolph is averaging 15.6 points, and shooting 50.0% (21-42) on three-pointers, through the first two weekends (seven games) of the 2016 EYBL circuit.
He says he is "real tight" with HS and AAU teammate Mohamed Bamba, a top five center in the 2017 class who also holds a UNC offer.
Randolph's other offers include Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, UConn and Villanova.null