Julius Randle Has Short Arms?

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Jan 8, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) rebounds the ball against Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Gavin Ware (20) at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Randle’s listed wingspan is 6’11.25″.  As the article mentioned, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin have similar wingspans.  Both are considered among the elite power forwards in the league.  Blake Griffin can out-leap almost everyone in the league.  Kevin Love compensates with great IQ and motor.  Randle can compensate with brute strength and great motor.  He is one of the most active players in the paint.  His per-40 minute averages for rebounding hover towards the number 16, and unlike most rebounders in the NBA, he uses his base, finds an opponent, boxes him out, and explodes up to get the rebound.

Rebounding won’t be a problem at the next level.

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