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Lakers select Julius Randle with seventh overall pick

With the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers pick Julius Randle from Kentucky.

Randle was projected to be a top-five pick earlier in the year, though reports of his problematic right foot caused him to slide down the draft boards.

However, the big man impressed the Lakers during a solo workout last week. Randle showed off a varied skill set and also impressed during a post workout interview.

“I think I should’ve went higher, but the team’s will regret it,” Randle said on ESPN shortly after his selection. “L.A. is the perfect spot for me. I get to play in a great city.”

Randle is thought to be one of the more NBA ready prospects in this year’s draft.

During one season at Kentucky, the 19-year-old averaged 15.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

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