Richardson Constructing Good List

Greenfield School junior Brian Richardson is cultivating his list of schools. Programs have been steadily evaluating him this season and he ranks as one of the best juniors in his state.

The state of North Carolina is loaded in the 2010 and 2011 classes. High-major programs are dive-bombing every square inch of the state. A few programs struck pay dirt at the Greenfield School in Wilson, N.C.

It's home to guard Brian Richardson, a 6-foot-4 wispy wing with a stroke the ability to play multiple positions.

"Brian has improved on his mid-range and his aggressiveness more than anything," Greenfield coach Rob Salter told "He finally realizes he is a special talent and he is playing like it every time he steps on the floor."

"I think I'm just working hard and did in the off-season," Richardson said. "I went through a totally different workout everyday. I worked on my mid-range and that's a key to my game."

At this point in his junior season, South Carolina, Virginia and UNC-Wilmington have been his hardest pursuers. Auburn, Clemson and North Carolina State are keeping tabs.

With high and mid-level schools (VCU has been down a few times to keep tabs as have a host of regional mid-level programs) identifying and recruiting him, Richardson is arming himself with information.

"One thing I learned is that UNC-W has come to see me play about a million times during the summer. They've been there from the beginning and I could fit good in their system."

The Cavaliers have been steadfast in their pursuit. "They want me to come in and play right away and handle the ball. They like that I can see the ball well and can play multiple positions."

Meanwhile, the Gamecocks turned up the heat this season. "In the open floor, like most of the schools and they want me to create for others and when its time for me to score I can do that."

Richardson maintains that he's not ready to decide and probably wouldn't be until the beginning of his senior season.

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