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Chasson Randle

School

Stanford

Position
Guard
Major
African and African-American Studies

Classroom

Randle enters his senior year having completed his undergraduate degree one year ahead of his class. He was accepted into and is currently completing coursework for the Department of Psychology’s master’s program. He received his undergraduate degree in the spring of 2014 and sports a cumulative 3.30 GPA. In 2013-14, he was a Pac-12 All-Academic Second-Team honoree and an NABC Honors Court selection. In 2012-13, he also was a Pac-12 All-Academic Second-Team honoree.

Character

Randle is extremely driven and incredibly humble. He was named a team captain for his senior season. As a high school valedictorian and co-Mr. Basketball in Illinois, he made a tough decision to leave the Midwest and challenge himself academically and athletically. He has matured into a team leader and continues to embrace the expectations for his senior year. Cheryl Brown, the associate director for the program of African and African-American studies, said of Chasson, “He has really immersed himself in the Stanford community and is always building friendships and relationships.”

Community

Randle spent the summer of 2014 back home compiling research data for his master’s degree while assisting with the Scott County Correctional Facility, an organization he has volunteered with since his senior year of high school. He mentors a high school student in an effort to make an impact locally in East Palo Alto. Randle is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and is 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. He recently joined teammates in participating in projects for the Graduate School of Business and Stanford Design School’s Building Innovative Brands class. The two-week intensive course focused on finding new ways to help organizations think through challenging issues in order to create new experiences, find new ways to engage consumers and leverage their brand. Randle also participates in various community service initiatives with the men’s basketball team, which is considered one of the most active and accessible teams on campus.

Competition

Randle enters his senior season 686 points away from becoming Stanford’s all-time scoring leader and is a preseason All-America candidate. In 2013-14 he was a All-Pac-12 First-Team honoree, made the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team and started all 36 games, averaging a team-high 18.8 points. He was shot 47.4 percent overall and 76.7 percent from foul line and led the team in scoring 19 times, scoring in double figures 34 times. He sparked an NCAA Tournament upset of Kansas, totaling 13 points and notching a career-high six steals. In 2012-13, he started 33 games, averaging 13.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He connected for 39.9 percent from the field and was 91-116 (78.4 percent) from the foul line. He led the team in 3-pointers (61) and steals (38) while ranking second in assists (89), and he shot 39.9 percent from 3-point range overall and 47.3 percent in conference games, scoring in double figures 27 times. During the 2011-12 season, he was an Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honoree. He produced one of the best rookie seasons in school history, ranking among the top-four all-time in the following categories: 3-pointers made (1st), field goals attempted (1st), minutes played (1st), games started (1st), points (2nd), field goals made (2nd), scoring average (3rd), assists (4th) and steals (4th). He also started 36 of team’s 37 games and led the team in scoring (13.8 ppg) and minutes played per game (30.5). He ranked second in steals (42) and assists (76), and during a five-game NIT title run, he averaged 14.0 points while shooting 47.9 percent overall. He was 47.8 percent from 3-point territory and 76.5 percent from the foul line.