Arizona adds four-star Randolph to top-ranked 2017 class
Sean Miller and Arizona have done it again in the class of 2017 by securing a commitment from the nation's No. 52 player, four-star shooting guard Brandon Randolph.
A 6-foot-6 scorer from the Westtown (Pa.) School, Randolph told Rivals.com that after a weekend visit to Tucson he was sold on all aspects of Miller and the Wildcats basketball program.
“It seemed like the best fit and the best environment," said Randolph. "You know I looked closely at both the academic and athletic sides of this and tried to get the best of both worlds and I think that's what I did."
Certainly, Miller's personality and hard-nosed style of coaching had a lot to do with it.
“I just love his coaching style and the way they play," said Randolph. "They have had success with guys like me so I just felt that was the right fit for me. His coaching style and his personality, he’s a really nice guy so it’s a great fit.”
Known for his ability to stretch the floor, Randolph is a long and lanky shooter who has deep range on his jump shot. While he feels his jumper will help him hit the floor early, he's looking to expand his game.
“Everybody knows me as a shooter and a guy who puts the ball in the basket, so I can definitely bring that," said Randolph. "My long range jump shot is a huge factor at all levels of the game and going there they can help me improve my all-around game and become more of a complete player.”
By adding Randolph, Arizona now has a monster class which will move to No. 1 overall in the class of 2017. Randolph joins the nation's top-ranked player, DeAndre Ayton, along with four-star point guard Alex Barcello.