Posted On: 01/12/18 7:34 PM
Valor Christian High School is well-known for sending an unusual number of from its prep ranks to college programs in all of its sport each year.
This year should be no different and senior boys basketball player Jeremy Randle hopes to be a part of this year’s Valor Christian college signing cadre. If he keeps playing the way he has, there’s little doubt Randle will get an opportunity to play somewhere.
“Jeremy’s our guy,” Valor Christian head coach Troy Pachner said. “There’s been some preliminary interest. We’ve also started to reach out to some of our local colleges. One big thing is that he knows he wants to be a college basketball player, which isn’t the case with every kid.”
One reason for Randle’s relative lack of exposure is that he averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists during his sophomore season but did not play for the Eagles (6-6, 3-0 Jefferson County League) as a junior. Now the ninth-ranked Eagles’ number one option as a 6-foot-5, 170-pound senior guard, Randle is averaging 16.4 points, 3.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He has also taken a big step forward in his 3-point shooting, averaging 52 percent from long range this winter.
Pachner said Randle, who even at 6-foot-5 is still growing into his body, has received some interest from the University of Northern Colorado, where 2016-17 Valor Christian star Jalen Sanders currently plays, as well as Azusa Pacific.
“He just has an incredible IQ in the game and he has nearly a photographic memory when it comes to the sets,” Pachner said. “He has incredible physical and analytical awareness and he never takes a bad shot. I also like his ability to guard a number of positions.”
Randle is shooting 45 percent from the field and making 85 percent of his attempts at the free-throw line. His highest scoring output this season was a 25-point outburst that led to a 67-64 win over Oak Ridge (CA) on Dec. 20 at the Tarkanian Classic tournament.
Randle has a GPA around 3.0 and scored a 26 on the ACT.