Twitter reaction to Randle's commitment to Kentucky

broberts@herald-leader.comMarch 21, 2013 


Seated beside his mom, Carolyn Kyles, Julius Randle of Plano, Texas' Prestonwood Christian Academy signaled his desire to play at Kentucky Wednesday.


  • Julius Randle (@J30_Randle): Thank you guys! Happy to be apart of my new family ! Time for the real work now#BBN

There was no shortage of Twitter talk after highly rated Texas prospect Julius Randle committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky on Wednesday. Here are some tweets you might have missed:

UK player Willie Cauley-Stein (@WCS15timefor9): All I got to say 212 more days till big blue madness #letsgetthisring #bbn

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2): So excited for @J30_RANDLE and his commitment to Kentucky. Big things coming from him in the future. Congrats lil bro!

ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep (@DaveTelep): The run is over. UK's 2013 recruiting class, on paper > than 1991 Michigan "Fab Five." @RecruitingESPN

ESPN analyst and former "Fab Five" star Jalen Rose (@JalenRose): Kentucky signed 6 of the top 20 HS players in the country plus are in the running for the #1 prospect. Will they start 5 Freshman?

2013 UK signee Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5): It's over #BBN

2013 UK commitment Dakari Johnson (@dslowmotion22): Out of School finally heard Great news Congrats @J30_RANDLE welcome to the family, time to work

2013 UK signee James Young (@James_Young): @J30_RANDLE congrats fam! Welcome to the #squad

2013 UK signee Aaron Harrison (@AaronICE2): We about to do this! @DrewRoc5 @James__Young @derek_willis33 @J30_RANDLE @dslowmotion22 @SuperKingMe

2013 UK signee Marcus Lee (@SuperKingMe): @AaronICE2 @drewroc5 @james__young @derek_willis33 @j30_randle @dslowmotion22 yeah they not ready for us!!

2014 UK commitment Karl Towns (@KATis32): Welcome to #BBN @J30_RANDLE

Fox Sports recruiting analyst Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFox): This gives Kentucky the best class recruiting class I've ever seen.

ESPN recruiting analyst Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin): So much for that non-sense about Randle not wanting to play with the Harrison twins. Great Players want to play with Great Players.

24/7 Sports recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247): Julius Randle didn't wan't to be the only "man." He wants to compete daily against the best. That is a big picture, long sighted view.

2013 UK recruiting target and Madison Central Sweet Sixteen MVP Dominique Hawkins (@Dhawk_25): Julius Randle commit! #BBN

2014 UK recruiting target Jahlil Okafor (@jahprobound): I guess it's a good thing Kentucky lost some games this year.. Because wont be seeing that happening next year. Sheeesh..

2014 UK recruiting target Emmanuel Mudiay (@EMudiay7): Goooood lorddddd KENTUCKY

2014 UK recruiting target Tyus Jones (@Tyusjones06): Congrats to the big bruh @J30_RANDLE on his commitment..!! Happy for u bro

2014 UK recruiting target Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles): Congrats to the bro @J30_RANDLE on the UK commit

2014 UK recruiting target Stanley Johnson (@ShowtimeSJ_2014): I mean the lineup next year for UK is serious

North Carolina State guard Rodney Purvis (@rpurvis_0): Can't wait to see my lil brother suited up for UK next year. Congrats @J30_RANDLE . Love you boy! recruiting director Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi): @J30_RANDLE to Kentucky is now official .Competitive and great players want to be challenged . They also realize they can't do it alone.

Former UK star Rex Chapman (@rexchapman): Just when I was feeling a little bit down about my 'Cats, Julius Randle swoops-in and brightens my day. #ThxBrum

ESPN analyst and former Duke star Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams): #BBN #Kentucky..... National Chanpions to not in the tournament back to PreSeason favorite for NATIONAL CHAMPION next yr = Julius Randle.

ESPN analyst Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz): How does Kentucky get over RMU/NIT blues? Get a commitment from Julius Randle. So when does practice start again in Lexington? #BBN?

Julius Randle (@J30_Randle): Thank you guys! Happy to be apart of my new family ! Time for the real work now#BBN

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