Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
In this video interview with Harrison Sanford of FiveStarBasketball.com, 2013 forward Julius Randle discusses what he likes about North Carolina.
“They do good with bigs and just using players’ versatilty, like Harrison Barnes and James McAdoo,” said Randle, the MVP of the City of Palms after his Prestonwood Christian team beat Grace Prep, 79-64 in the final. “They get out in transition and I love to run. High pressure defense. You can just tell by the way they play their style is fun.
“And plus, North Carolina blue is a beautiful color.”
Randle is also considering Duke and previously said he plans to visit both schools soon. Both play on New Year’s Day.
Randle also said Kentucky coach John Calipari, who was also at City of Palms, sees similarities between himself and Kentucky’s Terrence Jones.
“But I’m my own player and I do my own thing,” Randle said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.