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UK Freshmen Scout UK Freshmen: Nick Richards

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Way back in August I was able to sit down with each member of the Kentucky Wildcats to talk about the college basketball season ahead, and part of my discussion with the new class of freshmen included a brief scouting report on each of their classmates.

Due to time constraints I was unable to get a complete report from all seven of the new Cats, but here’s what I heard about Nick Richards when I asked his fellow freshmen to describe his game.

On Nick Richards…

Quade Green: “Nick, he’s a bruiser down there. He rebounds, blocks shots and he do his job.”

Kevin Knox: “Nick is one of the fastest big men I’ve ever seen. He loves to run up and down the court. He’s really in shape. He can really jump high for his size — seven-foot. I think he’s got a high vertical — we’ll see in the combine — but he’s going to catch a lot of alley-oops and he’s one of the best defenders and loves to block shots. I expect him to get a lot of double-doubles this year too.”

P.J. Washington: “Nick blocks everything. He can dunk; he can run. It’s just great playing with him on your team.”

Jemarl Baker: “Athletic. Blocks shots. Rebounds. He’s really athletic. He can play.”

Check out KSR’s full preview story on Richards as part of our player-by-player interview series here.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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