Position Rank: No. 1
Somebody needs to check Julius Randle's birth certificate. There is no way this man is junior in high school. He is listed at 6'8” and 215 pounds, but he looks and plays much bigger—and older.
Aside from his mid- to long-range jumper, this 5-star's game is completely developed.
Randle is already a good dribbler, which is an area that can be slow-developing from the 4. Coupled with his athleticism, he gets to the basket with ease—even from the top of the key.
He isn't a finesse guy, either. Get out of the way, or he will run you over.
Like most high school prospects, he still needs to develop some post moves with his back to the basket. He does have a nice repertoire though, using his pivot foot and pump fakes to perfection. Double-teams do not slow this man-child down.
Randle's physicality also makes him a brick wall on the defensive end, having no problem boxing out for rebounds. Good luck backing him down in the post, too.
Julius Randle has earned his spot at the top, and he will get no argument from me.
Don't get your hopes too high on Randle, though. According to Pack Pride, it appears he may be leaning toward NC State:
"Their playing style is exciting. Coach Gottfried can coach. He came in and did a major job with the team this year. They have great assistants, great facilities, and great fans. There's nothing I don't like about NC State.”
To each his own, I guess. That comment, combined with the fact he has developed a friendship with the Wolfpack's 2012 5-star recruit Rodney Purvis, I'm thinking the Heels don't have a chance. The offer is still out there, though.