Top 30 point guard Kyle Randall commits to UNCG

Posted by Jim on April 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro men’s basketball coach Mike Dement received a signed commitment from point guard Kyle Randall on Wednesday, the first day of the National Letter of Intent program’s late signing period.


Randall is a Top 30 rated point guard out of Kennedy Catholic in Hermitage, PA. Randall, who measures at 6-foot and 165 lbs., was the Class A Player of the Year in Pennsylvania, scoring a Kennedy Catholic and Mercer County record 2,022 points. He broke the 2,000-point mark in the PIAA Class A Championship game, an 80-70 setback to Girard College in which Randall scored 33 points at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State campus. Kennedy Catholic went 26-3 on the year.


“We are very excited to have Kyle and his family join our program,” said Dement. “For most of this year, we have been trying to recruit a point guard who can score and we are fortunate that we were able to be involved with Kyle and his recruitment. He is an outstanding student, having visited Stanford and Harvard last fall. We project that he will come into our program and impact our lineup right away. Kyle has the ability to put up big numbers by scoring in a variety of ways. He has the ability to get into the lane and draw fouls; he is an excellent free throw shooter and is a very intelligent player who leads well.  He has that point guard mentality of making other the players around him better.


“With our move to the Greensboro Coliseum for our home games next season and our challenging schedule that will likely include several ACC schools, Kyle comes in at a great time and has a tremendous opportunity ahead of him.  He will have an outstanding career here at UNC Greensboro.”


Randall averaged 26.5 points and 5.5 assists per game this past season at Kennedy Catholic. He had a season-high 54 points in a game and also scored 37 in the state semifinal against Scotland School despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. A native of Youngstown, OH, which is just across the state line from Hermitage, Randall also had 48 points in a game, which at the time broke the school’s single-game mark.


Randall is rated the 30th best point guard nationally in the class of 2009 according to ESPN and Scouts, Inc. based on his ability to attack off the dribble and knock down shots consistently with his mid-range game. He led the state of Pennsylvania in scoring as a junior, also averaging 26.5 points per contest.




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