Fighting Illini basketball fans were thrilled with the prospect the latest Illinois Mr. Basketball would be joining the team this year. Some even saw him as a one-and-done player, but this did both him and the Illini team an injustice. Jereme Richmond has been making progress and seeing more playing time, but he still needs to develop his game.
March 16, 2011
The Fighting Illini basketball team enjoyed a big win over Michigan State at the Assembly Hall Tuesday. A prominent factor in the win was Illini bench play provided by Brandon Paul with 20 points and freshman Jereme Richmond with 14 points and 5 rebounds. After sitting out the previous game, the Illini are glad to see Richmond back in action.
January 20, 2011
No one had a longer wait to don the Fighting Illini basketball uniform than Jereme Richmond. Committed to the state school since the beginning of his freshman basketball season, he is now finally ready to begin his Illini career. He seems able to handle the pressure of high expectations as he prepares for his first game Friday against Lewis.
October 27, 2010
The time is finally drawing near. After four years waiting for his college debut, Illini freshman basketball player Jereme Richmond is on campus taking classes and working out with his new teammates. Committing as a high school freshman had its ups and downs, but the long wait is now a thing of the past.
July 14, 2010
A storied high school career marked with numerous achievements and crowned with a McDonald's All-American game appearance only begin to tell the story of Jereme Richmond. Much of the rest can be told by the Illini signee's high school head coach and mentor Ron Ashlaw.
April 30, 2010
How does a high school team improve on a second place finish in its state championship? Return a superstar player and create a difficult early schedule to teach the team to handle adversity. And then focus on winning the championship next time. That is what Waukegan and Illini basketball signee Jereme Richmond are doing this year, and it's paying off for them.
January 3, 2010