Today in the Morning Rumble, a former Steve Lavin target has committed to Memphis, Providence needs a big man but they have added a guard, Josh Jackson puts on a show at the UAA Finals in Atlanta and Sir'Dominic Pointer could be an official member of the Cavs soon.
Memphis struggled to find backcourt production last season, but this year could be different with more experience, talent and athleticism on the roster.
Randall played his senior season of high school for former NBA point guard Mike Bibby, who was a teammate of Tigers head coach Josh Pastner on Arizona's 1997 National Championship team, so connections loomed large for the youngster.
Randall will likely be enjoying some beautiful facility upgrades in 2016. The school has ordered a construction of a two-story, 63,000-square-foot basketball training facility that will have a full-sized court with four basketball hoops, a team weight room/fitness center, Hall of Fame, student academic spaces, ticket offices and sports medicine rooms.
In Big East news, Providence has landed former George Mason guard Isaiah Jackson, who will have to sit out one season before having three more years of eligibility remaining.
Jackson averaged a solid 8.7 points per game and 3.9 rebounds last season and will try to help Providence overcome the likely loss of point guard Kris Dunn (to the NBA) following his redshirt junior season.
There's been a lot of talk about Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum in the 2016 recruiting class, but watch out for Josh Jackson, a 5-star 6'8" small forward from Michigan. Jackson, who will compete for the number one overall ranking in the 2016 ESPN recruiting rankings, recently participated in the UAA Finals in Atlanta and Courtside Films released a very intriguing mixtape.
On Thursday, a district judge granted final approval to a $60 million settlement in a series of lawsuits regarding the use of college athletes and their likenesses in video games. In the settlement, players can receive up to $7,200, but they would have to file they had to file their claims before July 2.
Sir'Dominic Pointer, a former St. John's talent, showed his versatility and defensive prowess in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now owner Dan Gilbert and general manager David Griffin are close to a deal that will give Pointer a chance to at least make the team through a strong performance in training camp.
Coming out of Kentucky, Devin Booker was known as a lights out shooter who could also develop into a plus defender (similar to Klay Thompson when he came out of Washington State). Booker began his NBA career in Summer League missing his first eight three point attempts, but on Sunday, the former Wildcat was lighting up the court. He tied the Las Vegas Summer League high with 31 points and there wasn't a single player that had a chance when guarding him.