Richardson has some top offers

One of the top scorers in the 2015 class, Malachi Richardson, ha an outstanding sophomore basketball season.

Four-star wing Malachi Richardson is one of the top shooters in the class of 2015. The Roselle (NJ) Catholic star had a very strong sophomore season, and now he is ready to shine on the AAU circuit.

At 6-foot-5 and solid athleticism, Richardson is one of the top players in the country. After playing his freshman year at Trenton Catholic, he transferred to Roselle Catholic, and the move resulted in an excellent season.

"I think my sophomore year went very well," said Richardson. "Being able to win the tournament of champions and beating a lot of great teams was a big accomplishment. It gives me a lot of confidence heading into the summer."

Recruiting wise there is no shortage of interest in Richardson who has offers from multiple top schools.

"I have offers from Miami, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, SMU, and James Madison," said Richardson.

When his team played in Ohio earlier this year, Richardson had a chance to visit the Ohio State campus, and he came away impressed.

"I love the atmosphere of Ohio State," said Richardson. "The campus is wonderful, the coaching staff is great, and the facilities are wonderful. Everything is just really nice there."

Another Big Ten school, Indiana, has also made sure to let Richardson know he is a priority recruit.

"That's wonderful that one of the top teams in the country has offered me and wants me to attend their school," explained Richardson of the Hoosiers. "It is an honor to be recruited by Indiana."

Closer to home, Rutgers has also made him a top recruit, and has been in close contact.

"Rutgers has always been near the top of my list," said Richardson. "With it being in-state and family could see me play. They have seen more than about anybody and they love my game and have done a great job recruiting me."

This summer Richardson will be playing up on the 17 and under Team Final squad, and hopes to prove himself against the best on the EYBL circuit.

"This summer I hope to go to a lot of different camps and play the best I possibly can in the EYBL," said Richardson.


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