Rebound average for Julius Randle is the best since Bob Burrow in 1956

Julius Randle - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Julius Randle – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

From Rick Bozich of WDRB.com:  “ is averaging 24 points per game. The last player to average at least 24 per game was Dan Issel — in 1970. The most any of John Calipari’s fabulous freshmen has averaged as a Wildcat was 17.3 by three seasons ago.

Here’s a more remarkable number: Randle is also giving the Wildcats 14.3 rebounds per game. Anthony Davis (10.4) is the only player to average double figures on the glass since 1985, and Randle’s average is the best since in 1956.

I know. It’s only three games. Sample size. Freshmen ups and downs. Long season. Conference play is a grind. Blah, blah, blah. I can’t imagine Randle averaging less than 10 rebounds per game.”

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