Richardson To The SEC

Brian Richardson wasn't thinking commitment but once he stepped onto the campus at an SEC school last weekend, it was all over.

Brian Richardson didn't know what to expect when he visited South Carolina this weekend. His host while on campus was Lakeem Jackson, a former North Carolina prep standout himself. By the time the visit was through, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield was a Gamecock.

"I never thought this was going to happen but once I stepped on campus I knew that was where I wanted to be," Richardson said. "It was right and perfect for me."

Alabama, Auburn and UNC-Wilmington were Richardson's finalists. As a junior, Richardson averaged 22 points a game to go with six rebounds and five assists. His team went 31-6 and was a state semifinalist. During his tenure at Greenfield, Richardson helped the program establish its identity under Rob Salter.

"His time here has been incredible. He's grown so much as a player and he's been the foundation for us the last four years. He's going to break every record we have here. I don't think he's scratched his potential yet."

Richardson attended the NBA Players Camp and twice participated in the Carolina Challenge. Salter said his star knows what to do with the basketball.

"Like Coach Horn said, you can't teach guys how to put the ball in the hole."

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