Jerome Randle

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Jerome Randle
20140614 Jerome Randle at the Nike Chi-League.JPG
Randle in June 2014
No. 9 – Sydney Kings
Position Point guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1987-05-21) May 21, 1987 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American / Ukrainian
Listed height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Listed weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Career information
High school Hales Franciscan (Chicago, Illinois)
College California (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Aliağa Petkim
2011 Türk Telekom
2011 Barak Netanya
2011 Texas Legends
2011–2012 Maine Red Claws
2012 Azovmash
2012–2013 Spirou Charleroi
2013–2014 Aliağa Petkim
2014 Trabzonspor
2014–2015 Eskişehir
2015–2017 Adelaide 36ers
2016 Žalgiris Kaunas
2017 Limoges CSP
2017 Bahçeşehir
2017–present Sydney Kings
2018 Rockets Gotha
Career highlights and awards

Jerome J. Randle (born May 21, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL). A graduate of the University of Cal-Berkeley in the Pac-10 Conference, Randle was a three-year starter for the Golden Bears, a two-time First Team All-Conference selection, and the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2010. He was named to the Pac-12 Hall of Fame in January 2017.

Randle has played in France, Lithuania, Israel, Belgium, Ukraine and Turkey, and won the Lithuanian national league championship in 2016, earning Finals MVP in the process. He has a Ukrainian passport and played for his adopted country at EuroBasket 2015.

Randle began his NBL career in 2015 with the Adelaide 36ers, going on to earn All-NBL First Team honors in his first season. In his second season with Adelaide, he was named the NBL's Most Valuable Player after helping the 36ers win the minor premiership.

High school career[edit]

Randle attended Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, Illinois. In 2005, he won a pair of championships after guiding his high school team to a 27–4 record and the Illinois state title and helping his Chicago Ferrari team to the 17-and-under AAU national crown,[1] earning tournament MVP honors[1] after scoring 44 points in one tournament game.[2] He averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 assists per game as a junior[3] before increasing those averages to 25 points, 1.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals as senior in earning state Class A Player of the Year honors from the Chicago Sun-Times.

After considering signing with Tulsa,[2] Randle committed to California in October 2005.[3]

College career[edit]

Randle was a three-year starter at Cal, earning first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference in both his junior and senior years. He was also named Pac-10 Player of the Year as a senior, and was named an AP honorable mention All-American. He finished his career at Cal as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,835 career points. Randle also set school marks for three-pointers made with 252, and free throw accuracy at 88.1% for his career. In 2010, Randle led the program to its first conference title since 1960. Following his senior season, he was named a recipient of the Pacific-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal,[4] and earned the Most Outstanding Player honor of the 2010 Reese's College All-Star Game.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Randle joined the Orlando Magic for the Orlando Summer League[5] and the Washington Wizards for the Las Vegas Summer League.[6] On July 28, 2010, he signed with Aliağa Petkim of the Turkish Basketball Super League.[7] In January 2011, he left Aliağa and signed with Türk Telekom for the rest of the season.[8]

Randle with Barak Netanya in October 2011.

On August 16, 2011, Randle signed with Barak Netanya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[9] He appeared in seven games for the club before returning to the United States, where on December 14, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks for training camp.[10] However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on December 22 after appearing in two preseason games.[11] He also had a one-game stint with the Texas Legends, the Mavericks' D-League affiliate, on December 21. On December 30, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[12] On February 2, 2012, he terminated his contract with the Red Claws in order to pursue opportunities overseas.[13] The next day, he signed with BC Azovmash of the Ukraine for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[14]

In July 2012, Randle joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2012 NBA Summer League where he averaged 7.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in four games. In September 2012, he signed with the Foshan Dralions of the Chinese Basketball Association.[15] However, he left the club before appearing in a game for them, and on December 30, he signed with Spirou Charleroi of the Belgian League.[16]

In July 2013, Randle joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League where he averaged 7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists in five games. On October 22, 2013, he signed with Aliağa Petkim, returning to the club for a second stint.[17] In January 2014, he left Aliağa and signed with Trabzonspor for the rest of the season.[18] In August 2014, he re-signed with Trabzonspor.[19] On October 29, 2014, he parted ways with Trabzonspor.[20] On November 19, he signed with Eskişehir Basket for the rest of the season.[21]

In July 2015, Randle joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2015 NBA Summer League,[22] where he averaged 8.2 points, 1.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in five games. On October 21, 2015, he signed with the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball League for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[23] He made his debut for the 36ers the following day, scoring a game-high 24 points off the bench in an 88–79 win over the Cairns Taipans.[24] On November 7, he helped the 36ers claim the biggest comeback victory in the league's 40-minute game era, defeating the Sydney Kings 99–98. Randle scored 33 points, with 10 coming in the final term, including the match-winning free throws with 5.3 seconds left.[25] On January 20, 2016, he scored a league-high for 2015–16 with 41 points in a 96–89 win over the Sydney Kings.[26] On February 4, he was named NBL Player of the Month for January.[27] Randle appeared in 23 games for the 36ers in 2015–16, averaging a league-leading 23.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. However, he couldn't lead the 36ers to the playoffs, finishing the season in fifth place with a 14–14 win/loss record.[28] At the season's end, he was named the inaugural NBL Australia Post Fan's MVP,[29] and earned All-NBL First Team honors.[30]

On February 17, 2016, Randle signed with Žalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania for the rest of the 2015–16 LKL season.[31] He helped Žalgiris win the 2015–16 LKL championship with a Finals MVP performance.[32] In 21 games for the club, he averaged 11.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

On March 2, 2016, Randle re-signed with the Adelaide 36ers for the 2016–17 NBL season.[33][34][35] In the 36ers' second game of the season on October 9, Randle scored a game-high 30 points in an 87–79 win over Melbourne United.[36] On October 16, he scored a season-high 34 points on 14-of-22 shooting in a 96–93 overtime win over the Brisbane Bullets.[37] He topped that mark on November 5 against the Perth Wildcats, scoring 40 points and adding nine assists in a 106–103 loss.[38] On December 10, he had a 37-point effort in a 102–92 win over the New Zealand Breakers.[39] He went on to lead the 36ers to the minor premiership with a 17–11 record. As a result of his great season, he was named the recipient of the NBL Most Valuable Player Award, becoming just the second 36ers player to be named MVP, joining Mark Davis who was honoured in 1987.[40] Randle was also named to his second consecutive All-NBL First Team[41] as well as winning the NBL Australia Post Fan's MVP for the second straight season.[42] Despite finishing first in the regular season, the 36ers were defeated in the semi-finals by the fourth-seeded Illawarra Hawks, losing the series 2–1. Randle appeared in all 31 games for the 36ers in 2016–17, averaging 21.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

On March 1, 2017, Randle signed with French club Limoges CSP for the rest of the 2016–17 Pro A season.[43]

On September 15, 2017, Randle signed a reported lucrative two-year deal[44] with the newly-founded Bahcesehir of the Turkish Basketball First League.[45] He appeared in five games for Bahcesehir before parting ways with the club.

On November 9, 2017, Randle signed with the Sydney Kings for the rest of the 2017–18 NBL season.[46] He made his debut for the Kings seven days later, recording a game-high 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 97–93 overtime loss to the Illawarra Hawks.[47] The Kings missed the finals in 2017–18 with an 11–17 record. Despite this, Randle became the first player to lead the NBL in both points (19.78)[48] and assists (5.26) per game since 1989, when Kings' coach Andrew Gaze accomplished this.[49]

On March 1, 2018, Randle signed with Rockets Gotha of the Basketball Bundesliga.[50][51]

On March 29, 2018, the Sydney Kings exercised the team option on Randle's contract for the 2018–19 season.[52]

National team career[edit]

In 2015, Randle replaced Pooh Jeter on the Ukrainian national basketball team after obtaining a Ukrainian passport.[53]

Personal life[edit]

Randle is married to wife Zhordan.[54] Randle's younger brother, Jamie Adams, is also a professional basketball player.[55]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jerome Randle Bio". calbears.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Faraudo, Jeff (September 29, 2005). "Cal is drawing attention with strong recruiting class". eastbaytimes.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Avery, Chris (October 9, 2005). "Jerome Randle is a Cal Bear!". 247sports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Lawrie and Taylor Named Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners
  5. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters – Orlando
  6. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters – Vegas
  7. ^ Aliaga adds rookie Jerome Randle
  8. ^ Jerome Randle moves to Turk Telekom Ankara
  9. ^ Barak Netanya signs Jerome Randle
  10. ^ Mavericks continue to add to roster, sign G Jerome Randle
  11. ^ Mavs waive guards Randle, Neitzel
  12. ^ Legends Acquire Two Draft Picks in Trade with Red Claws
  13. ^ JEROME RANDLE BUYS OUT NBA D-LEAGUE CONTRACT
  14. ^ Azovmash Mariupol tabs Jerome Randle
  15. ^ "Jerome Randle inks in China with Foshan Lions". Sportando.com. September 28, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Spirou Charleroi puts Jerome Randle at point". Sportando.com. December 30, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  17. ^ Aliaga Petkim sign Jerome Randle, part ways with Torey Thomas
  18. ^ Trabzonspor sign Jerome Randle
  19. ^ Trabzonspor puts Jerome Randle at point
  20. ^ Jerome Randle, Trabzonspor part ways
  21. ^ Eskisehir Basket lands Jerome Randle
  22. ^ "Bucks Announce 2015 Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  23. ^ Adelaide 36ers Sign Import Jerome Randle
  24. ^ 36ers vs Taipans
  25. ^ Jerome Randle brings 36ers home for 99-98 win after Kings blow 25-point buffer in NBL thriller
  26. ^ RANDLE STARS AS SIXERS OVERCOME SYDNEY
  27. ^ JANUARY: PLAYER AND COACH OF THE MONTH
  28. ^ R19 REPORT: SIXERS FEROCIOUS ENCOUNTER WITH WILDCATS & HAWKS
  29. ^ RANDLE TAKES OUT THE FIRST AUSTRALIA POST FANS MVP
  30. ^ RANDLE, LISCH HEADLINE ALL-NBL TEAMS
  31. ^ "Zalgiris signs point guard Jerome Randle". zalgiris.lt. February 17, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  32. ^ Congratulations Jerome Randle on being named...
  33. ^ Adelaide 36ers fans rejoice as Jerome Randle signs for 2016-17 NBL season
  34. ^ Randle signs new Adelaide 36ers NBL deal
  35. ^ RANDLE BACK IN BLUE
  36. ^ DOGGED SIXERS BOUNCE BACK IN STYLE
  37. ^ RANDLE, GUTSY SIXERS CRASH BAIRSTOW DEBUT IN OT
  38. ^ PRATHER, PERTH CLAIM ANOTHER JUNGLE NAIL-BITER
  39. ^ RANDLE LEADS SIXERS TO SECOND SPOT ON LADDER
  40. ^ 2016/17 MVP: JEROME RANDLE
  41. ^ ALL NBL FIRST & SECOND TEAMS 2016/17
  42. ^ Another one (DJ Khaled voice) for the...
  43. ^ Limoges CSP lands Jerome Randle
  44. ^ Reigning NBL MVP Jerome Randle signs lucrative two-year deal with Turkish club — sources
  45. ^ Jerome Randle signs with Bahcesehir
  46. ^ "Reigning NBL MVP comes to the Harbour City - Randle now a King". SydneyKings.com. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  47. ^ "Hawks come from the clouds for OT stunner". NBL.com.au. November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  48. ^ NBL (February 21, 2018). "Your #NBL18 League Leaders". Twitter. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  49. ^ NBL (February 20, 2018). "@jerome_randle becomes the first player to..." Twitter. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  50. ^ "Jerome Randle signs with Oettinger Rockets". sportando.basketball. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  51. ^ "JEROME RANDLE WECHSELT ZU DEN RAKETEN". rockets-basketball.de (in German). Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  52. ^ "He's back! Jerome Randle returning for 2018-19". SydneyKings.com. March 29, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  53. ^ "Jerome Randle getting Ukrainian passport, will play at Eurobasket". Sportando.com. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  54. ^ When an NBA dream is stolen
  55. ^ Canterbury Rams sign American point guard Jamie Adams

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