Looking to build upon their rich basketball tradition, the Arizona Wildcats landed four-star guard Brandon Randolph as the shooting guard verbally committed to the school on Wednesday.
“After taking all my visits and obviously they were my last visit, I just had a good feeling going into it,” he said, according to Scout Hoops. “It was a great atmosphere there with great academics and I guess it was just the best fit. It had everything we were looking for.”
Randolph visited Arizona this past weekend after taking a look at Syracuse and Oregon. The four-star guard was also considering Indiana and Wake Forest before ultimately deciding on the Wildcats.
He named the Wildcats’ style of play and his interests in school as the deciding factors.
“From a basketball standpoint, just a fast paced game and just the way he visions me of being apart of the program,” Randolph added. “Then from an academic standpoint, they have my [finance] major. The major I want to study. Even though that might change, I could see academics is a big part of their program. They have academics advisors to help me.”
With Randolph on board, Arizona now has three recruits for their 2017 class, one five-star and two four-star players, according to 247Sports. The website also ranks Randolph the seventh-best player at his position and 38th overall in the class.
Over the spring and summer, Randolph played with the PSA Cardinals in the Nike EYBL. He averaged 15.8 points and 2.9 rebounds a game while shooting just under 38 percent from three-point range on 136 attempts across 22 games.