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Brian Randle Could Be the "X" Factor

When you ask a coach to give you his/her definition of an athlete, you get a different answer every time. I can assure you that when you ask that same question about Illinois forward Brian Randle you will get all kinds of adjectives to describe him.

This summer I had the chance to spend a week with Sam Alford, the father of Iowa head basketball coach Steve Alford, at a youth basketball camp. Once Sam found out that my kid was coming to camp everyday with a Luther Head, Dee Brown and Deron Williams jersey, he figured out that there was an Illinois connection there. First question out of Alford's mouth was, "How's the Randle kid? Boy he's a... Recommended Stories

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