September 29, 2012

Randolph ready for UW visit

With just one open scholarship available for the recruiting Class of 2013, the Wyoming Cowboys have set their sights on Inglewood (Calif.) point guard Brandon Randolph. It would appear the admiration is mutual.

"I talk to the coaches there (at Wyoming) all the time," Randolph said. "I talk to (Wyoming head coach Larry) Shyatt and (Wyoming assistant Scott) Duncan. They tell me I can come in and help their program."

As a guard on the St. Bernard High School Team a year ago, Randolph scored 19 points and three assists per game. His efforts helped St. Bernard to a CIF title and appearance in the regional round of the state tournament. Randolph said he has been compared in the past to former UCLA guard and current Oklahoma City Thunder point man, Russell Westbrook.

"I score and I score well," Randolph said. "I am good at getting my teammates involved and mainly, I just make plays."

Randolph said he has been offered scholarships to San Diego State and Pepperdine. The one-time Pepperdine commitment said he now has Wyoming as one of leaders and plans to come to Laramie for a visit either this weekend or early next month.

For Randolph the connection to Wyoming came from Duncan, the former UCLA assistant coach, who contacted Randolph.

"I know Wyoming is in the same conference as UNLV and San Diego State and they have knocked off some pretty good teams the last couple years," Randolph said. "They are one of my favorites right now. I like the coaches and hopefully I'll go up there and have a good feeling about the school."

Randolph said it was unlikely he would commit to Wyoming in Laramie during a good visit, preferring to talk it over with family first.

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