Nov. 16, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford men's basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins has announced the signing of Chasson Randle to a National Letter of Intent. Randle will join the Cardinal for the 2011-12 campaign.
A point guard from Rock Island, Ill., Randle (6-1, 170) is a three-year letterwinner and the all-time leading scorer at Rock Island High School. A two-time Class 3A All-State First Team selection, Randle averaged team-high marks in points (19.4) and rebounds (7.5) per game last year as a junior. Randle's production has steadily improved each season, averaging 18.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore following a rookie year that included 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
"I am proud to welcome Chasson and his family to our basketball family here at Stanford," said Dawkins. "Chasson is an elite student-athlete who excels both athletically and academically. I loved his talents on the basketball court from the first time I saw him and understood how much he could help us there. However, he is an even better person from a great family and that's what truly makes him a perfect fit for our program."
"The ability to play Division I basketball at a school such as Stanford is a great accomplishment for me and my family," said Randle. "I experienced a great comfort level during my time on campus with the team and coaching staff. My goal is to come out, play hard and help the team by doing whatever is asked of me."
Randle is ranked as country's ninth-best point guard by ESPN.com and 54th-best player overall. Rivals.com has Randle pegged No. 18 among the point guards and listed as the 68th-best senior prospect, while Scout.com has Randle slotted as the nation's ninth-best point guard and No. 41 overall.
One of the top combo guard prospects in the country, Randle also won a gold medal with USA's U17 team at the 2010 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. A member of the AAU squad Illinois Wolves, Randle also attended CP's Point Guard Academy in 2010.
"This year's recruiting class was smaller, and we really targeted Chasson believing he was a missing piece to last year's larger recruiting class, and our team in general," said Dawkins. "He is a dynamic guard and playmaker that can have an immediate impact on our team. I am really excited to coach him and help him grow as a player. He will certainly be a big part of our growth and success as a program going forward."