Chasson Randle sets Stanford scoring record
Randle broke TODD LICHTI‘s previous record on Tuesday night when the Cardinal defeated Old Dominion 67-60 to advance to the NIT Championship game in Madison Square Garden. Stanford plays Miami tonight, Thursday, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The game will be aired on ESPN.
Lichti, who later played for the Denver Nuggets, tweeted congratulations to Randle, writing, “Congrats C Randle and team—much deserved. Enjoyed meeting Chasson prior to season—happy to see record go to such a class act.”
During an after-game press conference, Coach JOHNNY DAWKINS noted the record, saying, “You know, it’s a heck of an honor for Chasson to become the all-time leading scorer in Stanford history. To do it at Madison Square Garden I think … he’ll always remember it for the rest of his life.”
The record becomes even more impressive in light of the many National Basketball Association players who graduated from Stanford, including JASON COLLINS, JOSH CHILDRESS, BROOK and ROBIN LOPEZ and BREVIN KNIGHT.
The scoring record is just the most recent accolade for Randle. He was also named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Randle is a native of Rock Island, Ill. and was an African and African-American studies undergraduate major.
According to a February feature on Randle written by the Sports Information Office, he is extremely driven and incredibly humble off the court. He spent the summer of 2014 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 has been a mentor in East Palo Alto and was instrumental in the development of Classroom Cardinal, a program designed to promote reading and literacy. In high school, Randle was valedictorian and co-Mr. Basketball in Illinois.
Read more on the Stanford Athletics website.