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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star junior Will Richardson discusses his recruitment

October 15, 2020
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New Jersey has been the home to many talented guards over recent years, the latest one blooming out of the 2022 class is Bergen Catholic’s Will Richardson. The 6-foot-2 guard is one of the most balanced guard prospects on the East Coast and he proved that during his sophomore year.

He averaged 18 points per game and added over five assists in 29 games this season. In addition, NJ.com named him the state’s player of the year after his performance in the state tournament where he averaged over 22 points per game over a three-game span and led Bergen Catholic to a non-public state championship.

He plays his AAU ball for the PSA Scholars. Richardson is focused on both basketball and academics and it’s evident in his recruitment process. You’ll see several high-academic programs show up on both his offers and interest list.

Richardson discussed his recruitment and his game with Stockrisers.com.


Which programs are involved currently in your recruitment?

Richardson: “Some schools that were interested early were Vanderbilt, Seton Hall, and Wichita State.”

What about more recent programs, newer schools that have entered the mix?

Richardson: “The latest school that offered me was TCU and prior to that, Xavier extended an offer.

You also recently did a zoom call with Stanford, how was that?

Richardson: “It was great. I was really able to learn a lot about the program. I have a zoom call with Vanderbilt coming up this week as well.”

What about new interests or any new programs to inquire about you?

Richardson: “UMass, Penn State, Texas A&M, Saint Louis, Auburn, and Georgia.”

How do you describe your game?

Richardson: “My game can best be described as a crafty-guard who can create space for himself and his teammates and I’m also a teammate that really loves to win.”

How has your off-season development been going?

Richardson: “During this off-season, I’ve been working on making my jump shot more consistent. I’ve also been trying to get stronger so that I could be prepared for the next level. I’m also working on improving on the defensive end.”

 
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