Jabari Parker vs. Julius Randle: Who Follows Andrew Wiggins in 2014 NBA Draft?

September 10th, 2013 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

Let's call it what it is at this point in time. With Andrew Wiggins having established himself as the early favorite to go No. 1 in the NBA draft next June, we're currently searching for the No. 2 prospect in the land. 

Kentucky and Duke would be good places to start looking. Freshmen Julius Randle and Jabari Parker have been highly touted recruits over the past few years, and will enter their first college seasons as coveted NBA prospects. 

Both forwards should be capable of changing the direction of a NBA franchise if they're able to reach their respective ceilings. 


The Case for Julius Randle

Randle will enter the NBA draft labeled as an offensive frontcourt mismatch. It's what drives his upside and appeal as a long-term building block.

At 6'9'', 248 pounds, Randle has legit power-forward size and strength, which he blends with mobility, lateral quickness and explosive athleticism. He excels at playing the interior game as a bully, as well as stepping outside and working the perimeter. 

As a post scorer with his back to the rim, Randle can muscle ...

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