Randall joins USI


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball announced the signing of junior guard/forward Jayland Randall (Detroit, Michigan) for the 2024-25 season. Randall is the seventh player to sign with USI and Head Coach Stan Gouard this spring.

“Jayland is an exciting and very skilled player at 6-foot-5,” commented Gouard. “He is comfortable at any of the perimeter positions and can create off the bounce for himself and his teammates.
“I believe Jayland will develop into an elite three-level scorer,” Gouard continued “He has tremendous versatility and length, which will allow him to guard multiple positions for us.
“Jayland effectively uses change of speeds and direction in his attack off the bounce and plays the game with great passion,” concluded Gouard.
Randall arrives at USI after playing the last two seasons at Alabama A&M University. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward played in 50 games over two seasons for Alabama A&M, averaging 5.8 points, 2.1 rebounds per contest.
Last season, Randall posted a two-year career-high with 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per outing in 33 games, making three starts. He recorded a career-high 17 points on the road versus Bethune-Cookman University and seven rebounds in home game against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.
During his freshman season in 2022-23, the Detroit, Michigan native recorded 3.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. He scored a season-high 12 points at Alcorn State University and grabbed a season-best four rebounds versus Rust College.
Before beginning his collegiate career, Randall lettered in basketball at Chandler Park Academy (Harper Woods, Michigan). He was named first-team All-Charter League as a sophomore and junior.
The Screaming Eagles reached the Ohio Valley Conference Championship post-season in 2023-24 marking the second-straight season since USI made the transition to NCAA Division I. USI appeared in the 2023 College Basketball Invitational during its first transition year.