Pittsburgh men's basketball vs. Savannah State, November 8, 2013
Derrick Randall is a true junior who transfers to Pitt after spending his first two collegiate seasons at Rutgers. He is eligible to compete for Pitt in the 2013-14 season following an NCAA ruling announced in late August. A tremendous rebounder and defender who brings a physical presence and toughness to the program, Randall saw action in 57 games with 561 minutes, shot 53.6 percent (52-97) from the floor and averaged 2.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game combining the last two years at Rutgers. He is as physically aggressive as he is strong, throwing his body around and causing opponents to bounce off him. He is also capable of blocking shots with both hands. Randall has also been described as a developing collegiate big man.
2012-13 AT RUTGERS
As a sophomore at Rutgers, saw action in 26 contests...Averaged 2.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 8.2 minutes per game...Finished with 10 blocks and nine steals on the season...Grabbed a season-high four rebounds, including three offensive boards at DePaul, 2/16...Recorded six points with two blocks in just nine minutes of play vs. Providence, 2/23...Played 18 minutes with four points and three rebounds at Georgetown, 3/2...Finished with a season-high eight points on 4-5 shooting with three blocks and three rebounds vs. Marquette, 3/5...Scored four points with three rebounds in a victory over DePaul, 3/12, in the Big East Tournament.
2011-12 AT RUTGERS
As a freshman at Rutgers, started 10 of 31 games played...Averaged 2.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 11.3 minutes per game...Finished with 12 blocks and 10 steals...In conference action, averaged 3.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per Big East game...Shot 2-3 for five points and three rebounds in 10 minutes against Syracuse, 2/11...Scored eight points on 3-3 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in a win over Cincinnati, 1/28...Recorded seven points, three rebounds and blocked a career-high three shots in a win over Pitt, 1/11...Made his first start and scored two points vs. West Virginia, 1/4...Scored 10 points with five rebounds in 20 minutes of play at South Florida, 1/1...Had a career-high eight rebounds to go along with four points vs. Florida, 12/29...Played 13 minutes with three points and six rebounds vs. Hampton, 11/20...Grabbed three rebounds in 10 minutes against Sacred Heart, 11/17...Played eight minutes in his first collegiate game against Dartmouth, 11/11.
A 2011 graduate of South Kent Prep (Conn.), where he played for head coach Kelvin Jefferson...Averaged 13.0 rebounds and 8.0 points per game to help the Cardinals to a 16-5 record in 2010-11...Played at Paterson Catholic (N.J.) for head coach Damon Wright in 2009-10...Averaged 10 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game for a Paterson Catholic team that was ranked as high as No. 3 nationally before the school closed its doors at the conclusion of the academic year...The team won its first 28 games and captured the City of Palms Christmas Tournament title in Florida and its third consecutive Passaic County Tournament title...Scored a team-high 20 points for the New York City all stars in a 73-56 win over United China at the World Basketball Festival in his first-ever game at Rucker Park...Competed internationally in summer 2010 in Turkey for the New York City Nike All-Star team...Rated as the No. 119 overall prospect nationally by Hoopscoop and the country's No. 26 power forward prospect by both by Scout.com and ESPN.com...Competed at the 2010 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp...Competed on the AAU circuit for the New Jersey Playaz.
Born Derrick Randall on September 21, 1990...Son of Brian Randall Sr....Has three sisters: Christina Adrian and Elisa and two brothers Antonio and Brian, Jr....Sister Adrian Randall played college basketball at Marshall and Georgia Southwestern...Native of the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y....Nicknamed "D-Mac"...Played at same prep school as former Pitt player Gilbert Brown (2007-11)...Can perform somersaults and full body flips...Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard...Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers...As a high school senior, selected Rutgers over Virginia Tech, Marquette, St. John's and Seton Hall.
RANDALL'S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 10, South Florida, 1/2/12. FG made: 4, two times, last- Marquette, 3/5/13. FG attempts: 5, three times, last- Marquette, 3/5/13. FT made: 3, two times, last- at Pittsburgh, 1/11/12. FT attempts: 5, at Georgetown, 3/2/13. Rebounds: 8, Florida, 12/29/11. Assists: 1, three times, last- Cincinnati, 1/28/12. Steals: 2, two times, last- Villanova, 2/18/13. Blocks: 3, two times, last- Marquette, 3/5/13. Minutes: 25, two times, last- at Pittsburgh, 1/11/12.