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Basketball: Randle makes summer debut

Ex-Cal star Jerome Randle made his NBA summer league debut Monday, totaling eight points, six rebounds and five assists in just under 22 minutes of the Orlando Magic’s 86-77 loss to Indiana in Orlando.

Randle, the Pac-10 Player of the Year who signed a summer-league deal with the Magic, shot just 3-for-9, including 0-for-3 from 3-point range. But he seemingly did everything else the team would want from a point guard, making both his free throws, collecting a pair of steals and turning the ball over just once.

In another game at Orlando, one-time Cal player Rod Benson, a regular in the developmental league the past couple seasons, had three points in 5 1/2 minutes of Utah’s 85-83 loss to Charlotte.

Jeff Faraudo

  • PhilB

    Jerome did a nice job of running the team, and left no doubt that he can get his shot off against NBA-type defenders. Defensively he was challenged trying to check Lance Stephenson, a 6’5″ guard whose starting to look like a 2nd round steal for the Pacers. Still a nice treat seeing Randle play on my day off.

  • gobears91

    Thanks JF. Please keep the updates coming as to the progress of all the Cal alums during the summer league. It would be nice to see at least 2 of them catch on in the fall. Do you know if Theo or Boykin will sign to play in any of the summer leagues?

  • Jeff Faraudo

    Theo had more surgery done on his hip and won’t be available to play for a while. Haven’t gotten word on whether Jamal Boykin has caught on with anyone, but will check into it.