Hometown Final Four fulfills two-year dream for Julius Randle

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

was a high-school junior sitting in study hall when he first found out.

His schoolwork done, Randle came across the news that the Final Four would be coming to AT&T Stadium in 2014. Thinking two years in his future, Randle pictured himself a college freshman playing for a national championship mere miles from where he grew up.

He hasn’t stopped thinking about it since.

“It’s been my screensaver for about two years,” Randle said.

A year after he first found out North would host the Final Four, Randle was in AT&T Stadium. Watching and play in the Elite Eight just weeks after committing to Kentucky, Randle’s focus only intensified.

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