One of the top point guards in 2018 is Will Richardson, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound prospect from Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County.
Scout’s 88th ranked prospect in the class, Richardson is coming off a strong junior season.
“It was a pretty good year, we made it all the way to Final Four,” Richardson said. “My game progressed a lot; I went from an average player to one of top guys in the state as a junior. My confidence grew a lot.”
Richardson says his scoring ability is his best attribute.
“I’m a big point guard at 6-4,” he said. “I can score from all three levels but I also pass and rebound well. I’m mostly a scoring point guard. I want to get better at seeing the floor and better on defense.”
He says that six schools are recruiting him the hardest.
Georgia: “I have a great relationship with assistant coach Yasir (Rosemond). It’s the home team and I was born and raised in Georgia. The basketball program has had up and downs but they’re finishing strong.”
Georgia Tech: “Coach (Josh) Pastner is a great coach and I talk to him all the time. He’s ACC Coach of the Year and it’s a great coaching staff. They have an up and coming program.”
Auburn: “They should have a pretty good class coming in and Bruce Pearl is a really cool coach and guy. He’s really energetic and does a good job interacting with the players.”
Butler: “It’s a great school, the coaches call me all the time and they’ve come down to visit me. I have a good relationship with them and it’s a great program.”
Florida: “They just started recruiting me hard. I took a visit there and they have a great atmosphere. They’re having a pretty decent season.”
Clemson: Me and coach (Steve) Smith talk a lot, we’re really close. They have a lot of tough losses by like one or two points this year so the program is on the verge.”
Even though there are six schools recruiting Richardson the hardest, no one has an edge right now.
“I don’t really have any standouts; my recruitment is open,” he said.
The four-star prospect has an idea of what he’ll be looking for in a school.
“I’m looking for my family to feel comfortable and for it to be a home atmosphere,” he said. “I want to have an impact as a freshman. Location isn’t a factor.”