By Jack Seaton
On Tuesday, senior guard Chasson Randle solidified his place in the list of all-time Stanford basketball greats. Right before the half of the semifinal matchup against Old Dominion in the NIT, Randle stepped to the free-throw line to score his 2,337th point of his career, putting him at the top of Stanford’s all-time scoring list. In honor of this achievement and the end to his remarkable career at Stanford, here are some of his top moments.
- Randle’s career started in Rock Island High School, where he became his school’s leading scorer and rebounder. He led his team to an Illinois state championship before being recruited to Stanford.
- He hit the ground running at Stanford, leading the team with 13.8 points per game in his first season with the Cardinal. Randle was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team and ultimately helped Stanford win the NIT that year.
- Randle began to play point guard in his junior year and once again excelled. He was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and played an integral part in the Stanford’s team’s incredible tournament run that landed it into the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Randle averaged 18.8 points per game throughout this season.
- His success continued into his senior season on the Farm. Back in January, Randle scored his 2,000th point against Arizona in Maples Pavilion, making him only the third player in the history of the program to do so. He was once again voted first team All-Pac-12 at the end of this season and was also named to the first team Academic All-American.
- In his second-to-last game with the Cardinal, Randle scored 24 points to bring his total high to 2,350 points, a record that will likely last for years. In his final game of his career — the NIT championship game — Randle scored four clutch free throws to regain the lead in the final minute of the game to lead the Cardinal to their third NIT championship title.
With the end of the season, Stanford will say goodbye to a player who took the record books by storm and whose legacy will last well into the future.
Contact Jack Seaton at jrseaton ‘at’ stanford.edu.