Jerome Randle, 5’10, Point Guard, California
18 points, 7/13 FG, 2/5 3FG, 5 Rebounds, 10 Assists, 4 Turnovers, 4 steals
Jerome Randle was a revelation at the point guard position, putting on a scoring clinic while showing advanced vision and passing abilities, helping his stock as much as any player in attendance thus far. He was by far the most skilled offensive player in attendance.
His stellar three point shooting stroke is well documented at this point, as he shot 42.1% on more than 500 attempts over his last three years at California. His release looks very quick and he has infinite range. While his shot selection was questionable at points during the game, his skill as a shooter is undeniable and as he gets stronger, he should only continue to improve.
He also thrived in mid-range opportunities, using his lighting quick first step and ability to stop on a dime to knock down numerous pull up jump shots. He did struggle finishing around the basket initially, which largely was due to his lack of explosiveness and strength. His instincts, body control, and creativity around the rim allowed him to finish effectively by the end of the game.
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Also - Jerome was just annouced tourney MVP!