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Arizona Wildcats recruiting profile: Brandon Randolph

Ira Lee, Alex Barcello, Brandon Randolph. DeAndre Ayton (Photo via Arizona Athletics, on Twitter)

Ira Lee, Alex Barcello, Brandon Randolph. DeAndre Ayton (Photo via Arizona Athletics, on Twitter)

The last two years have been big for Brandon Randolph, a 6-foot-6 wing from Westtown, Pa., who can the shooter that every team needs.

“He’s improved and come on the scene in a big, big way,” Miller said about Randolph’s progress in the past couple of years.

“Those that are really on the fast track seem to continue on that fast track. There is a reason they go from nowhere to one of the best players in high school basketball.”

Miller said Randolph, who is originally from New York, is “more than just a shooter.”

“He’s a basketball player. He knows how to play, passes the ball,” Miller said.

The coach added that Randolph is a winner, having played for a strong AAU team and a solid high school team.

“He’s also a high character kid,” Miller said.

Westtown coach Seth Berger told the New York Post in February that college coaches were impressed by how hard Randolph played defensively — to go along with that jump shot.

“He makes shots with his eyes closed, and he makes shots I can’t even imagine taking,” Berger said. “Brandon has the neon green light.”

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Arizona’s recruiting class

National rankings from 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and the 247Sports Composite, which weights the rankings from several major recruiting services.

Click on the other recruits’ names for their recruiting profile:

Signee 247 Rivals Scout ESPN 247C
DeAndre Ayton 2 1 1 1 1
Brandon Randolph 37 52 38 40 38
Ira Lee 32 59 80 69 58
Alex Barcello 102 103 86 94 80

Straight from Miller

‘Our’ scout says …

Friend of the site Matt Moreno, who runs goazcats.com on the Rivals network, said this about Randolph:

“He’s going to be a shooter. He’s going to be a guy who will be bring scoring off the wing. He’s a little bit taller, so they can use him in a couple of different spots, adding some length. Everybody when they think of an East Coast, New York guy, they think toughness. He’s not Rawle (Alkins), he’s not Rondae (Hollis-Jefferson), he’s not one of these guys. But he’s somebody who is going to bring scoring. He will add something on defense, but what he is being brought in for is to give them points.”

Straight from Randolph

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