A quick NBA G League update on a popular former Wildcat:
Nick Richards came off the Greensboro Swarm’s bench on Sunday to score 26 points in 25 minutes. Not impressed? He also had 10 rebounds and four blocks. Still not impressed? He made nine of his 10 free throw tries. Not good enough? What if I told you he also hit two 3-pointers?
Unfortunately Richards’ big game came in a loss (probably because he didn’t start) to the G League Ignite, the new developmental team that has some players straight out of high school, like former UK target Jonathan Kuminga, along with veterans mixed in.
It was Richards’ G League debut after he was recently sent to the G League bubble from the Charlotte Hornets. Hopefully he’ll get called back up to where he belongs soon.