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Randle takes a shot with the New York Knicks summer team

 

Former Stanford men's basketball standout Chasson Randle is slated to join the NBA New York Knicks for the upcoming NBA Summer League.

Randle and the Knicks will compete in the Orlando Pro Summer League, playing five games from July 2-8 at the Amway Center practice court. The Knicks open play Saturday at noon against the Pistons.


Chasson Randle
After a decorated career at Stanford from 2011-15, Randle played for CEZ Nymburk in the Czech Republic this past season, averaging 12.8 points, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 20.6 minutes per game over 66 contests. Randle was a member of the Golden State Warriors 2015 Summer League Team, averaging 9.5 points in 20.2 minutes per game in six contests last July.

A two-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection, Randle scored 2,375 career points to pass previous record holder Todd Lichti as the school's all-time leading scorer while ranking third in conference history.

Randle, who guided Stanford to only its fifth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (2014) and two postseason NIT championships (2012, 2015), also established school records in three-point field goals (304), three-point field goals attempted (787), field goals attempted (1,775), games played (144), games started (142) and minutes played (4,791).

Named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American as a senior, Randle averaged a team-best 19.6 points while shooting 40.3 percent overall and ranking 19th in the country with an 87.7 percent clip from the foul line.

Named the NIT's Most Outstanding Player, Randle averaged 23.6 points over the tournament run. During his final season, Randle scored in double figures in all but one game while also leading the Cardinal in assists (112) and steals (50).

Randle was mentioned among the nation's best players throughout his senior season and was a finalist for the following: Wooden Award Presented by Wendy's (final 20 candidates), Naismith Trophy (final 30 candidates) and Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award (final 16 candidates). Randle was also a USBWA All-District pick.

Randle's on-court accomplishments on The Farm were matched only by his achievements in the classroom. Stanford's first Academic All-America first team selection since Dan Grunfeld in 2006, Randle was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic recipient over his career. He was honored as the 2015 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

An African and African-American studies major with a 3.34 grade-point average, Randle completed both his undergraduate degree and master's degree in four years. Randle was also accepted into the department of psychology's master's program and mentored by Stanford social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant.

Off the court, Randle remains driven and humble. He spent the summer of 2014 compiling research data for his master's degree while assisting with the Scott County Correctional Facility, an organization for which he has volunteered since his senior year of high school. Randle mentored a high school student in an effort to make an impact locally in East Palo Alto.

Randle was a high-ranking member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and instrumental in the team's development of Classroom Cardinal, a program designed to promote reading and, by extension, literacy leading up to Read Across America. Randle also joined teammates by participating in projects for the Graduate School of Business and Stanford Design School's Building Innovative Brands class.

Men's gymnastics

Stanford senior Akash Modi joined two others on the list of replacement athletes for the U.S. Olympic team, USA Gymnastics announced Thursday.

Modi is joined by Danell Leyva and Donnell Whittenburg. Replacement athletes train and prepare along with the U.S. Olympic Men's Gymnastics Team and are on deck to step in should one of the Olympic team members withdraw from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Stanford grad David Duarte, himself an alternate to the 2008 Olympic team, was one of six members of the selection commitee. Duarte was the U.S. all-around champion in 2007.

— Stanford Athletics

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