NIke Signs Julius Randle

words // Brandon Richard

Shortly after Kentucky forward Julius Randle was selected 7th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in tonight's Draft, Nike Basketball welcomed him to the family.

A tweet sent out by the brand read, "Create your own legacy in a family of legends. Welcome to Nike Basketball, @J30_RANDLE."

In his one season with the wildcats, Randle was the SEC Rookie of the Year, First Team All-SEC and a Third-Team All-American. After wearing Nike in college, he now joins Kobe Bryant as a teammate and fellow endorser.

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