Julius Randle is making an official visit to Florida this weekend.
Randle was coached by Billy Donovan last June during Team USA’s gold medal-winning performance in the FIBA Americas Championships.
“I don’t know if the interest level (in Florida) would be there had Julius not played for Coach Donovan,” Randle’s high school coach Chris Mayberry said. “I think he saw that Billy cared about him as a person as much as a basketball player.”
Mayberry has a strong relationship with Donovan.
“Knowing Billy the way I do, he’s a very personable guy and I know he’s already made a good impression on Julius,” Mayberry said.