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4 - Nick Richards

Kentucky 

  • Birthday: 11/29/97
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
  • High School: The Patrick School
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

93

2018

NBA Comparison: Marcus Camby/Willie Cauley-Stein

Strengths: 6’11.75 center … Good size and length with a 7’3.75 wingspan and 9’0.5 standing reach … Good mobility and athleticism ... Explosive and quick off the ground, measured the highest standing vertical at the Nike Hoop Summit at 30 inches ... Runs the floor well ... Good coordination and fluidity … Shoots a high percentage within close, 58% over the Nike EYBL ... Hits 3s in warm up situations with time to set up showing nice potential as a shooter ... Solid foundation for a post-game ... Good footwork at this stage. Shows a fade away in the post that he uses sparingly right now … Doesn’t force his offense. Passes out of the post. Buys into his role as a big man ... Stays within his scoring range, doesn’t step out to the perimeter ... Stays ready for a pass when a guard penetrates to dump off to him … Good shot blocker, averaged 2.1 per game over the Nike EYBL … Good rebounder. Gets good lift and secures with two hands … Good stroke from the free throw line … Big frame and strength level …

Weaknesses: Can be passive at times ... Lacks a consistent motor and intensity, "Laid back" ... Doesn’t always assert himself ... Can drift in and out of the action ... Can be more physical ... Has trouble finishing with contact or in traffic … Post game is raw ... Needs work on his jump hook and lacks consistent touch inside. Is limited to simply catching and finishing most of the time … Lacks awareness and feel for the game. Gets out of position defensively. Struggles defending one on one especially in isolation ... Leaves his feet on defense too much … Doesn’t handle double teams well. Tries to put the ball down in traffic. Needs to keep the ball high in the post and after rebounds … Limited face up game. Has much room to expand his range …

Outlook: Incoming Kentucky freshman … Played in the McDonald’s All American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit … Richards is still a work in progress. He has a good combination of size, length, and athleticism but has a way to go into utilizing his physical tools and talent to consistent on court production … Averaged 11.9 points and 8.7 rebounds over the Nike EYBL.

Notes: Measured at 6'10, 217 lbs, with a 7'2 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Elite 100 ... Measured 6’11.5’’ in shoes, with a 7'2’’ wingspan and 227 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy

Evan Tomes 7/14/17

June 27, 2015

January 9, 2015

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