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LACETT | Randle, From UK to Camp Counselor

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 FLORENCE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Even today when Coach Cal beckons, Julius Randle still wants to step up to the challenge.

“Coach has done a lot for me. He really took care of me,” said Randle.  “It was a no-brainer!”

So there he was Tuesday, the richest camp counselor in the land. Despite a busy schedule, the former UK star still found time to give back at Coach Calipari’s camp in Florence, Kentucky.

“It’s crazy but not too long ago I was in their position,” said Randle.

Safe to say, things have changed. Randle is basically a household name in Kentucky. He says he owes his success to the time he spent in Lexington.

“You have to go through growing pains. You have to become a man.”

And that he did. He came and in one season, almost conquered.

“It’s an everyday process. It’s an everyday grind. You have to stay focused and keep the right people around you.”

Now for the next step: Randle says he is ready for the NBA and is ready to help out the Lakers.

“It’s a big opportunity for me. It’s a great situation. I couldn’t be more excited about it!”

He may now sport purple and gold. But deep down Julius Randle will always be a card-carrying member of Big Blue Nation. 

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