Throughout the high school season new prospects, especially in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes, will emerge.
Over the weekend, Will Richardson, a junior at Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County, added his name to the list of prospects on the rise with his play at the Holiday Hoopsgiving event, which was held at Holy Innocents Episcopal School.
With Bruce Pearl, Josh Pasnter and coaches from Wake Forest, Georgia, Pittsburgh and a host of others looking on, Richards, a 6-foot-2 combination guard, showed a versatile game that allows him to play both on and off the ball.
“I can knock down shots from all over the court, deep-range, mid-range and I can attack the court and finish,” Richardson said when asked to describe his game.
Richardson, who played with the Atlanta Celtics and Georgia Stars this past summer, went for 33 points on the opening day of the event. Richardson showed a good pace, was aggressive off the bounce, made three-pointers and also had crafty finishes in the lane.
Recruiting wise, things are starting to take off Richardson.
Thus far, Richardson has scholarship offers from Georgia Southern, Georgia, Auburn, Florida Gulf Coast and UAB. He’s taken unofficial visits to Georgia, Auburn, Georgia Southern and UAB.