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Levi Randolph

School

Alabama

Position
Guard
Major
Marketing (Graduate Program)

Classroom

Levi Randolph is someone who excels in the classroom, earning his undergraduate degree in business marketing in only three years and graduating in August 2014. Randolph is currently working toward his master’s degree in marketing. The Madison, Ala., native has earned back-to-back CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team honors (2013, 2014), becoming the first player in Alabama program history to achieve that feat. He has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of his three seasons. Despite playing basketball and engaging in numerous obligations to his sport and his work in the community, Randolph maintained a 3.4 GPA as an undergraduate student. He has been named to the Dean’s List in four out of six semesters (3.1 GPA or better). Before he leaves Alabama, Randolph hopes to achieve one career goal: to become the first Academic All-American in men’s basketball at the University of Alabama.

Character

Levi Randolph had a tragic start to his junior season. Just before the start of the 2013-14 campaign, Randolph learned that his best friend since childhood was tragically killed in a car accident back in his home town. Randolph attended the funeral, which came just days before the first game of the year. It was something that Randolph struggled with throughout the year, but more so at the beginning of the season. Despite the loss, Randolph continued to show true character and leadership, as he developed into one of the top players on the team by the end of the season. Over his final six games a year ago, Randolph averaged 16.5 points per game, while shooting 48.4 percent (32 of 56) from the floor and 44.4 percent (12 of 27) from beyond the arc, including a career-high 33-point effort against Missouri. This fall, Randolph was elected the team captain, becoming the first Alabama player to earn the honor in Head Coach Anthony Grant’s six-year tenure.

Community

Randolph’s efforts within the Tuscaloosa community have been recognized by the conference office, as he was selected to the 2013 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team. The award recognizes any individuals’ work within the community in which his school is located. Randolph is typically the first to volunteer his time for work in the community. Always a favorite at the elementary schools, Randolph uses his infectious personality to deliver a strong messages when speaking to children. In addition to speaking to elementary schools around the area, Randolph has assisted in Sarrell Dental’s free basketball camp for under-privileged children for three straight years. Randolph is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which has organized numerous events within the Tuscaloosa community, such as Halloween Extravaganza for children. Randolph also participated in summer clean-up projects from the April 27, 2011, tornado in the Tuscaloosa community.

Competition

Randolph has played in a team-leading 101 consecutive games, having played in every game since arriving on campus and making 86 career starts. He returns this season as the team’s leading scorer (9.6 ppg) from a year ago and is second-leading returner in rebounds per game (3.8 rpg), 3-point field goal percentage (.347) and offensive rebounds (38). He had a career-high game against Missouri, finishing with new personal-bests in points (33), field goals made (11), field goals attempted (15), 3-point field goals made (5) and attempted (7), and minutes played (38). He closed the season second on the team with 16 double-figure scoring games.