Julius Randle and Noah Vonleh battle for the top spot at power forward
05/23/2014 07:00 PM
The top three players in the NBA draft have seemingly been decided in Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embid. UK’s Julius Randle is regarded as one of the top “other guys,” but he’s still fighting to be the top player selected at power forward.
Standing in his way are the giant hands and wingspan of Indiana’s Noah Vonleh. The 6-foot-9 forward’s averages, 11.3 points and 9 rebounds per game, were not nearly as impressive as Randle’s nightly double-doubles, but NBA scouts are falling in love with his potential.
When push comes to shove in individual workouts, Randle may bully his way back into the top PF spot, but it won’t come without a little work.