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Julius Randle, the nation's top power forward prospect, is expected to miss the remainder of his senior season after breaking a bone in his foot Saturday.

Jason Jordan of USA Today broke the news Monday and Texas Titans club coach Scott Pospichal confirmed the development when reached by phone.

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Julius Randle

"He fractured a bone on the top of his foot and will have a screw put in tomorrow," Pospichal said. "You are looking at (being out) three months minimum."

The Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) star is ranked No. 4 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100 and helped the Lions go 27-4 with a TAPPS 5A state title as a junior.

With Randle leading the way as tournament MVP, the program also captured the prestigious City of Palms Classic last season and has a rigorous schedule lined up for 2012-13 that includes events in Florida, Missouri and Massachusetts.

"It's an irritation to him and unfortunate because he has worked so hard," Pospichal said.

Randle hasn't made a decision about his collegiate future. Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Oklahoma and Texas are the finalists in his highly-publicized recruitment. It's unlikely that the injury will slow down pursuit of the talented teen.

Prestonwood Christian super sophomore Mickey Mitchell – a surefire five-star 2015 prospect – also suffered a season-ending injury while quarterbacking the school's football team.