Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 45 Most Important Players to the Chicago Bulls Dynasty - #36 Mark Randall

Mark Randall
Mark Randall ended his collegiate career with heartbreak as his Kansas Jayhawks lost to the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Finals. He put up 18 points with ten rebounds in that game, but it was not enough to overcome the dynamic duo of Christian Laettener and Bobby Hurley.

Although his college career ended in disappointment, he had to be happy a few months later when he was the Bulls first round pick in the 1991 NBA Draft. The Bulls were coming off of their first championship and Randall was hoping that he could help them to a few more down the line. As a very good college player, it seemed that he would at least find a role as a big man off the bench.

Unfortunately for Randall, the Bulls returned all 12 players from their championship team the previous year. Barring injury, that didn't leave a whole lot of room for anyone to make contributions to the 1991-92 squad.

Still, Randall got his opportunity early in the season. He played in 15 games, almost exclusively in mop up minutes, but still, he got some time on the court in a good amount of the games early on that season. He didn't do anything particularly well as he basically accumulated one great game in 67 minutes. 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists, although the 8 fouls would have been an issue.

And then everybody got healthy and Randall was squeezed out. He was waived on December 30, 1991 but was quickly picked up by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played a few more seasons in the NBA but never had any meaningful minutes. Still, he parlayed his limited time with the Denver Nuggets into a position as Community Ambassador, a position he still holds to this day.

Even though he probably couldn't take on Michael Jordan in basketball, he'd give him a hell of a run on the links as he is a 1 handicap golfer.

Shop Chicago Bulls Gear at

No comments:

Post a Comment