Feb 12, 2012, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Kevin O

USC Basketball Recruiting: PG Brandon Randolph Has USC in his Top 3


Brandon Randolph, a 6-foot 190 pound point guard out of St. Bernard in Playa Del Rey, has limited his college choices down to three, according to an interview with our sister site, Surf the Spear, the San Diego State site on the FanSided Network.

When asked about his top 5, Randolph was clear that he’s currently sporting just a top three, with San Diego State, Stanford and USC as the three on his radar. Of the three, just San Diego State has officially offered him a scholarship, but the Class of 2013 guard has plenty of time before he’s forced to make a decision.

Randolph is a 4-star according to Scout, a 3-star by way of Rivals, and the fourth best point guard in Southern California according to Neal Nieves of California Preps. He’s a small but talented point guard, who is a natural born scorer, as seen in his highlight reel.

Back in November, he told Mark Knight of Left Coast Recruiting that his play is similar to that of Deron Williams, who has been lighting it up in the NBA for the last half decade.

The Trojans have been missing a carefree, scoring point guard, especially with the injury of Jio Fontan this past season. Not until Daniel Hackett has USC had a slashing point guard. Mo Jones showed flashes of ball movement and dibble drives last season, but he was far from consistent.

Is Randolph a potential answer to the Trojans’ guard issues following the departures of Fontan and Terrell a year from now? Maybe not, as he’s the 138th player in the Rivals’ 150, but with UCLA and SDSU fighting so hard for local talent, keeping a player like Randolph in LA and enrolled at Troy, it’ll be a strong move in terms of maintaining a local territory in recruiting.

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