ANTHONY ERWIN RANDOLPH, JR. (born July 15, 1989) is an
American-Slovenian professional basketball player for Real Madrid of
Liga ACB . He also represents the Slovenian national basketball
team . Born in Germany to two parents who served in the military
there, Randolph's family eventually relocated to the United States,
where he grew up in Pasadena ,
California . The family later moved to
Texas , where Randolph soon became a standout at Woodrow
Wilson High School , eventually being recruited by the Louisiana State
Tigers . After one year, Randolph left college and entered the 2008
NBA draft , where he was chosen as the fourteenth pick overall by the
Golden State Warriors . In 2016 , he earned an All-
* 1 Early life
* 2 College career
* 3 Professional career
Golden State Warriors
New York Knicks
* 3.6 Lokomotiv Kuban
* 3.7 Real Madrid
* 4 National team career
* 5 Career statistics
* 5.1 NBA
* 5.1.1 Regular season
* 5.1.2 Playoffs
* 5.3 College
* 6 Personal life
* 7 References
* 8 External links
Anthony Erwin Randolph, Jr. was born to Anthony and Crystal Randolph
West Germany , where both of his parents served in the
military . Randolph spent the first year of his life in Germany
before his family moved to
Pasadena, California , where he spent the
majority of his childhood. Randolph attended schools in Pasadena as
North Little Rock High School
North Little Rock High School in
North Little Rock, Arkansas
North Little Rock, Arkansas ,
before heading to Woodrow Wilson High School in
Texas , for
his junior year.
Randolph's mother decided the school he was attending in
not right for him because of the differences he had with the coach and
in school. At the time he was a virtually unknown player. Pat
Washington, Randolph's high school coach, stated that while Randolph
was athletically gifted, he needed a lot of work on skills such as
ball handling, shooting, etc. Washington also spoke of a technique
the team had in workouts called the "LAB", where the basic rules were
that all players in play were required to never stop running under any
circumstances, and if the ball was turned over at any point, the
player was to run back on defense immediately. The technique might
have contributed to Randolph's later defensive prowess, as he has been
known to hustle back after turnovers for defensive stops in his
In high school, Randolph played all five positions on the floor.
During his senior season, Randolph's team did not qualify for a
playoff position, which coach Washington attributed to bad chemistry.
Washington called the team very talented and referred to Randolph as
the best player on the roster but stated that "as time went by
jealousy and agendas set in and took over." Randolph averaged 25.8
points and 12.6 rebounds as a senior. Although Randolph was named to
the first team All-Area The
Dallas Morning News boys basketball team,
played in the
Reebok Round Ball Classic in
Chicago and the Adidas
Derby Festival Classic in
Kentucky (leading all scorers in both
games), he was not chosen to play in the McDonald\'s All-American Game
his senior year. Considered a five-star recruit by
Randolph was listed as the No. 4 small forward and the No. 12 player
in the nation in 2007.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis had just left Louisiana State University\'s
(LSU) basketball team as well as seven-foot center
Magnum Rolle , who
transferred to Louisiana Tech , leaving the team with only two bigs,
one being a junior college transfer. Due to this fact, LSU told
Randolph that if he joined their team, he could possibly play right
away as a freshman. Washington said that Baylor , Georgetown , Kansas
, Memphis , and
Texas were also interested in recruiting Randolph.
Though Memphis was Randolph's early choice in the recruitment process,
he wanted to attend a school where he could play big minutes, which he
figured he probably would not get to do at Memphis since the team's
roster was so deep at the time. Randolph made an impact in college
right away, as he had six blocks in just his third game during his
freshman season. During his lone season at LSU, Randolph earned
Honorable Mention All-SEC and First Team All-Freshman Team honors.
Randolph was the only LSU Tiger to start all thirty-one games in his
freshman season, and averaged 15.6 points , 8.5 rebounds , 1.2
assists, 1.13 steals, and 2.26 blocks per contest. Although the team
only ended the season with a 13-18 record, Randolph finished strong by
averaging 20.1 points during the last nine games of the year.
Randolph also ranked third in the
Southeastern Conference in
rebounding and blocked shots, twelfth in scoring, and posted nine
double-doubles his freshman season.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Randolph with the
Golden State Warriors
Knowing there was a good chance he would be chosen in the first
round, Randolph declared himself eligible for the 2008
NBA draft at
the end of his freshman year at LSU. Some projected Randolph to go
high in the year's draft because of his versatility and potential,
while his detractors thought he might drop because of his thin frame
and raw overall game. In either case, many believed Randolph could
be the steal of the draft with his talent and tremendous potential.
In the draft, the
Golden State Warriors selected Randolph with the
fourteenth overall pick. The Warriors were coming off a disappointing
2007-08 season where the team was unable to qualify for the playoffs
despite finishing the year with a 48-34 win-loss record. Early in his
rookie season, Randolph received minimal playing time, causing some to
question his attitude and work ethic, or if a possible rift might be
developing between him and head coach
Don Nelson . Many of the
Warriors' main rotation players suffered injuries throughout
Randolph's rookie campaign, and the team ended the season with only a
29-53 record. Nonetheless, the Warriors did play a fairly strong
second half of the season, including Randolph, who averaged 13.5
points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.4 steals over the last twelve
games of the year.
After attending a
Dallas Mavericks -
San Antonio Spurs playoff game
during the Warriors' offseason, Randolph became motivated to improve
his play, hitting the gym hard to prepare for the following season.
Randolph's efforts first began to reward him in that year's Summer
League being held in Las Vegas ,
Nevada where he not only began to
dominate consistently but was also referred to by various
sportswriters as being the best talent in the entire Summer League.
Among other highlights, including a then-Summer League record tying
42-point explosion in game four against the
Chicago Bulls ' Summer
League team, Randolph was invited to attend the USA
National Team mini-camp following his dominant Summer League
performance. Though many believed Randolph was a lock to win Summer
League MVP, the honor was given to 2009 first overall pick Blake
Griffin . On October 14, 2009 the Warriors extended Randolph's
contract through the 2010–11 NBA season.
NEW YORK KNICKS
On July 9, 2010, Randolph was traded to the
New York Knicks along
Kelenna Azubuike ,
Ronny Turiaf and a future second-round pick in
a sign and trade deal for David Lee .
On February 22, 2011, Randolph was traded to the Minnesota
Timberwolves in a three-way blockbuster deal which also involved the
Denver Nuggets that brought
Carmelo Anthony to New York. In his first
start of the year on March 24, filling in for the injured
Kevin Love ,
Randolph recorded a career high 31 points and 13 rebounds. He followed
that up with 24 points and 15 rebounds.
On July 20, 2012, Randolph signed a multi-year contract with the
Denver Nuggets .
On June 26, 2014, Randolph was traded, along with
Doug McDermott , to
Chicago Bulls for
Gary Harris ,
Jusuf Nurkić and a 2015
On July 14, 2014, he was traded, along with two future second round
draft picks and cash considerations, to the
Orlando Magic in exchange
for the draft rights to forward
Milovan Raković . The next day, he
was waived by the Magic.
On August 18, 2014, Randolph signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv
Kuban of Russia. On April 16, 2015, he was named to the All-EuroCup
Second Team . In July 2015, he re-signed with Lokomotiv. In his
second season with Lokomotiv, he reached the 2016 Euroleague Final
Four , where his team lost in the semi-finals, but managed to win the
third place game.
On July 15, 2016, Randolph signed a one-year deal with Real Madrid .
On June 22, 2017, he re-signed with Real Madrid.
NATIONAL TEAM CAREER
On June 23, 2017, it was announced that Randolph would play for the
Slovenian national team . On September 17, 2017, they defeated Serbia
in the finals with a score of 93–85 and thereby claiming the title
EuroBasket champions. Randolph was an important member of this team
and returned to Madrid with a golden medal.
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EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player
participated for the team during the season. He also played in
domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Randolph has a younger sister, Ashley, as well as a younger brother,
Robert. Randolph has said that he enjoys fishing and is a fan of the
Dallas Cowboys .
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