The wait is finally over for Shadow Mountain High School's 6-foot-4, 165-pound recent graduated senior guard prospect Craig Randall. No available prospect received more recruiting interest in the state this season than Randall, and after waiting for some time to pull the trigger, Randall has made his decision - giving a verbal commitment to Memphis University and head coach Josh Pastner this weekend.
Randall finally chose Memphis over scholarship offers this year from St. John's, Minnesota, New Mexico State, La Salle, UC-Davis, Louisiana Tech, Portland State, Florida International and UNCW. He also received strong interest from Cal, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Saint Louis, Ole Miss, UTEP, San Jose State, Creighton and Saint Mary's.
Randall, a native of Ohio, had a very strong senior season for the Matadors, after leading the program to a 23-7 overall record on the season, while averaging 21.2 points, 5.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per/contest. Randall would help lead the team to a strong finish in the Division-II state tournament, and would also earn All-Arizona First Team honors by the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Randall will play for Memphis as a freshman this season during the 2015-2016 college basketball season.
Big congrats to Randall and his family from our staff here at Arizona Preps! We wish him great luck in his collegiate future - a big time commitment and huge for Arizona.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Randall is an elusive guard prospect with nice length and athleticism and a quick, left-handed shooting stroke with range. He is capable of making shots from anywhere on the floor, and is at his best with the basketball in his hands - where he is able to create plays off the dribble for himself and his teammates. While his shot selection can be questionable at times, Randall is a deadly scorer that should only improve over time as he matures physcially - like many other players in the high school ranks. Randall is also capable of becoming a lock-down defender, as a result of his length and foot speed. He also has very good anticipation and is able to play passing lanes. He just needs to continue to focus on this area of his game to maximize his potential as a college prospect. A nice looking prospect.