Alex Richter Gets Recruiting Looks

Alex Richter, a 6-foot-6 rising junior forward from Lakeville (MN) South, is attracting plenty of recruiting interest. Richter, who has helped lead the Minnesota Pump N Run 16-and-under team to three spring titles, won its third tournament this year with a 47-42 win over the Minnesota Fury this past weekend. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Richter to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Alex Richter averaged 19.0 points per game as a sophomore for the Cougars, who finished 12-15, losing to Apple Valley 69-65 in the first round of the playoffs. Richter scored in double figures in 25 of 27 games,. He had three games of more than 30 points as he scored 34 versus Bloomington Kennedy, 36 against Burnsville and 38 versus Apple Valley. Ritcher had ten other games of 20 or more points.

This past weekend's championship was the third title for Pump N Run, which earlier won the Jayhawk Invitational and Pump N Run Spring Showcase. They finished second in the USSSA Midwest Festival of Teams and made it to the Double Pump Spring Tournament Final Four.

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Richter to learn the latest on his recruitment.

What schools are you hearing from right now. I know that it is tough since coaches have not been able to see you play AAU ball?

I am getting some mail from Wisconsin, Iowa State, North Dakota State, a lot of the North Dakota and South Dakota schools and some Ivy League schools. A lot of questionnaires and letters so far. I am going to the Wisconsin Elite Camp in a few weeks.

Do you know what other camps you are going to?

We are for sure doing a college tour of Chicago, going to DePaul, Loyola, Northern Illinois and a couple of those schools and out to Colorado for Denver, Colorado State and Colorado and a couple of those. We are going to Iowa.

We are going out to Vegas for the adidas Super 64 (July 22-26), in Los Angeles (Adidas Best of Summer Showcase July 27-31) and we are hosting a tournament here and bringing in some good teams from across the country (Best Buy Basketball Challenge Series July 13-15 at Bloomington).

Obviously, you were a very young team at Lakeville South (they had two sophomore starters and have five of their top six returning). What are your expectations for Lakeville South next year.

Next year, I would like to win our section and go to state. I don;t think that is a crazy goal to reach. We can do it.

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