It may have been awhile since those of us here in West Michigan have heard the name Kyle Randall. But, there’s a possibility you’ll be hearing his name a lot more in the near future. He’s currently in training camp with the Memphis Hustle of the NBA G League.
Randall played for the Central Michigan University men’s basketball team during the 2012-13 season in Mt. Pleasant and has been working his way through the process of finding a spot on an NBA roster ever since.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound guard was born in Youngstown, OH and played his high school ball at Kennedy Catholic in Hermitage, PA. He made news when he committed to play collegiately at UNC-Greensboro, where he’d play three seasons for the Spartans in the Southern Conference. Randall was voted to the SoCon all-freshman team by both the media and coaches averaging 9.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 31 games played (28 starts). He started 29 of 30 games during his sophomore year and averaged 9.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and upped his assists total to 3.4. Randall found himself coming off the bench during his junior year starting only nine games of the 32 he appeared in. His stats (5.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.7 apg) also took a hit as he played nearly 10 minutes less per game after coach Wes Miller took over the sidelines from Mike Dement. Randall started 65 games for the Spartans, averaging 8.2 points and 2.2 assists.
Making a key decision in his basketball life Randall made the move to Central Michigan University after graduating from UNCG in August of 2012. CMU coach Keno Davis said at the time, “We are very happy to have Kyle decide to come to Central Michigan. His talent and work ethic will help him thrive in our up-tempo style of play, and having graduated in three years allows him play his senior season immediately for us.”
Randall made the most of his time as a Chip as his numbers flourished. He’d start all 31 games while averaging 34.4 minutes per game. His scoring jumped to a team-leading 18.7 points per game and he pulled down 3.5 rebounds and dished 2.6 assists, as well, but the Chippewas finished 11-20 overall. Randall was named to the All-MAC second team.
After CMU, Randall went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft. As an unrestricted free agent, he worked his way on to the Sacramento Kings‘ summer league team in Las Vegas. His play in Sin City garnered him a spot in the (then) NBA D-League when the Fort Wayne Mad Ants selected him in Round 4 with Pick 13 in the 2013 Annual NBA Development League Draft. Randall spent 24 games with the Mad Ants before being waived and picked out of the available player pool by the Canton Charge. With the Mad Ants, Randall averaged 4.3 points and 2.4 assists. In Canton, though, Randall didn’t do quite as well averaging just 3.3 points and 0.5 assists in only four games.
Last year, he spent the season playing for KK Konstantin Nis in Serbia and spent two games with the Orlando Magic during the summer league in Florida.
Randall is the founder of All4HM gear, you can find him Twitter @KRandy_12 and with the hashtag #A4H.
Memphis selected Randall in the 4th Round of this year’s NBA G League draft with pick number 16.
The Hustle come to Beer City, USA on February 11, 2018 for a game against the Grand Rapids Drive at the DeltaPlex. Game time is 12 p.m.