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NEW YORK — Arizona signee Brandon Randolph gave Wildcats fans a glimpse of what they’ll be getting next year when he went off for 32 points en route to MVP honors in Friday’s Jordan Regional Game at Barclays Center.
“It feels great, we were focused on the win,” said the 6-foot-6 Yonkers, N.Y., native who added nine rebounds as the Red Team beat the Blue Team 170-162. “It wasn’t really about scoring buckets, but I did what I did. That’s what I do, I score buckets and that’s it.”
Randolph, who ran with the PSA Cardinals and played at Westtown (PA), is part of a four-man recruiting class ranked No. 4 by ESPN.com. DeAndre Ayton, who went for 19 points and eight rebounds in the National game, is the No. 2-ranked player in the class by ESPN.
Going forward, Randolph will now join an Arizona team that will include returning junior shooting guard Allonzo Trier, who opted to return to campus in part because of his relationship with new Arizona assistant Lorenzo Romar, the former Washington coach.