By Jeff Faraudo
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:17 pm in Basketball.
Cal senior point guard Jerome Randle did a decent job re-writing the record books this season. Here’s some of what he achieved statistically:
– No. 1 all-time career scorer at Cal: 1,835 points
– No. 6 all-time scorer in Bay Area Division I: 1,835 points
– No. 3 single-season scorer at Cal: 651 points
– No. 1 senior season scorer at Cal: 651 points
– No. 11 single-season scorer in Bay Area: 651 points
– No. 2 career assists at Cal: 524
– No. 5 all-time Bay Area assists: 524
– No. 1 career 3-point FGs made at Cal: 252
– No. 2 career 3-point FGs made in Bay Area: 252 (behind only Steve Nash, Santa Clara, 263)
– No. 1 single-season 3-point FGs made at Cal: 92
– No. 1 single-season 3-point FG made in Bay Area: 92
– No. 1 career FT percentage at Cal: .881 (393-for-446)
– No. 1 career FT percentage in Bay Area: .881
– No. 1 single-season FT percenatage at Cal: .933 (139-for-149)
– No. 1 single-season FT percentate in Bay Area: .933
Throw in Cal’s first Pac-10 title in 50 years, conference Player of the Year honors, twice an all-Pac-10 first-team pick, two NCAA Tournament bids and the school’s first opening-round NCAA victory in seven years . . . not a bad body of work.
Jason Kidd will always be the standard by which any Cal point guard is measured, but I think you could argue that Randle compares favorably with Kevin Johnson (as a college player) in the debate for the Bears’ second-best at the position in the modern era. And that’s pretty good company.