Shadow Mountain High School's 6-foot-4, 165-pound senior guard prospect Craig Randall burst onto the Arizona high school recruiting scene immediately after moving to the state of Arizona this summer. A native of Ohio, where he played for several high-profile club programs and made a good name for himself, Randall has quickly developed into one of the elite unsigned senior prospects in the state this season.
Randall, a high-scoring combo-guard prospect, immediately became an elite performer for the Matadors. With junior guard Michael Bibby Jr. out for the season with an injury, Randall has teammed up with 6-foot-4 junior J.J. Rhymes (21.3 ppg) to make possibly the best one-two scoring punch in the state. Randall is currently leading the team in scoring with 21.4 points per/game, while also averaging 5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.6 steals per/game.
The combination of Randall and Rhymes has kept Shadow Mountain in the Division-II hunt this season, and the Matadors are the favorite to repeat as D-II state champions again.
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.
Currently an unsigned prospect, Randall is hearing from such schools as Wisconsin, Texas Christian, Ole Miss, Saint Mary's and San Diego, with many more schools looking to get involved late in the recruiting process. Randall does not have a clear leader at this point, and is still unclear as to when he will make his college decision. Look for offers to begin to pour in for this talented prospect as we near the spring evaluation period.
"I'm just looking for the right fit and the best environment for me," Randall told Rivals.com.
Look for Randall to continue to reel in much more division-I interest this spring, after looking to lead his Matadors to another state title. We will continue to follow his college recruitment closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.