2014 Update: Kaison Randolph

We R-1's 16-and-under team has garnered major media attention this spring with their championships over back-to-back weekends at the Philly and Pitt Jam Fests. We R-1 has a skilled 17u team as well. On Saturday, Hawk Hill Hardwood caught up with 2014 We R-1 guard Kaison Randolph at the Team Final Big Shots tournament at Archbishop Carroll.

We R-1 took care of business on Saturday at the Big Shots tournament, winning both of their games despite the absence of Ben Bentil and Austin Tilghman. Hawk Hill Hardwood spoke with 6'2 combo guard Kaison Randolph following a 66-46 win over the King of Prussia Patriots.

Kaison Randolph, a Trenton native who attends Pennington Prep (NJ), scored only one basket in the Saturday morning win, but he made it count, stuffing home the dunk of the day on a monstrous tip-dunk.

"April went ok for us," Randolph began. "In Pittsburgh, we played well but lost to Sports U, and then we lost to the Jersey Shore Warriors in Philly." On a personal level, Kaison said, "It went fine for me. I played with confidence."

At 6'2, Randolph has a strong frame and is a very good athlete. A combo guard, Kaison described his role with We R-1 as that of a "slasher, scorer, and shooter." He also explained that he feels capable playing at the point as well. "When I was a freshman, I had to play center since I was the tallest kid. But I've known that down the line I'd have to work to be able to play at the point."

Randolph has seen recruiting interest and offers throughout his three years of high school to date. Schools such as Seton Hall, Cincinnati, and Iowa State have been linked to him. On Saturday, he listed five schools, with offers extended, that are actively recruiting him. "Towson, Drexel, Buffalo, Rhode Island, and St. Joe's" make up that list, according to Randolph.

To date, he explained that he has taken visits to only two schools, "St. Joe's and Seton Hall." Kaison went on, saying, "Towson tried to get me down there last weekend but I had something else already going on."

St. Joe's is active in their recruitment of the 6'2 junior, and are also in hot pursuit of his AAU teammate with We R-1: Ben Bentil.

Kaison Randolph's toughness, athleticism, and ability to play both on and off the ball have earned him scholarship offers from a number of schools. With St. Joe's in need of guards in 2014, Kaison Randolph clearly established himself as one of the Hawks' targets. With Drexel, URI, Towson, and Buffalo also in pursuit, the Hawks are not alone.

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