Jeremy Richardson


Jeremy Richardson

Infobox NBA Player
name = Jeremy Richardson


number =
position = Small forward/shooting guard
height_ft = 6 | height_in = 7
weight_lbs = 195
league = NBA
team = Orlando Magic
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1984|3|1
birth_place = Louisiana, Louisiana
highschool =
college = Delta State
draft = undrafted
draft_year =
draft_team =
career_start = 2006
former_teams = Fort Worth Flyers (2006)
Atlanta Hawks (2007)
Portland Trail Blazers (2007)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2007)
Memphis Grizzlies (2007)
San Antonio Spurs (2008)
awards =

Jeremy Terrell Richardson (born March 1, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a 6'6", 185 lb swingman [http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3566629 Jeremy Richardson Named D-League.Com Performer of the Week] . December 4, 2007] and has also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, and San Antonio Spurs.

Collegiate career

Prior to entering the NBA, he attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Delta State University, both located in Mississippi.

NBA career

Richardson was selected with the ninth pick of the second round in the 2006 NBA D-League Draft by the Fort Worth Flyers. On January 27 2007, he was signed to a ten-day contract by the Atlanta Hawks. Previously playing for the Flyers, it was the seventh call-up from the D-League during the 2006-07 season. [ [http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3420281 Hawks Sign Flyers Richardson to 10-Day Contract] ] After his second 10-day contract [ [http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/44599/19691231/hawks_sign_jeremy_richardson_to_second_10_day/ Hawks Sign Jeremy Richardson To Second 10-Day] ] expired, the Hawks opted not to retain him.

In March 2007, he was signed to a 10-day contract by the Portland Trail Blazers. [ [http://www.nba.com/blazers/news/Trail_Blazers_sign_Jeremy_Rich-213579-1218.html Trail Blazers sign Jeremy Richardson to 10-Day contract] ] At the end of the contract, the Blazers cut him; he played in one game for them. [ [http://timesheraldonline.com/ci_5417654 Blazers rout Golden State] , March 12, 2007] Richardson returned to the Flyers afterwards.

Richardson was selected in the first round (second overall) of the 2007 D-League expansion draft by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Richardson spent the 2007-08 NBA preseason with the Miami Heat but was waived on October 29, 2007. On December 20, 2007, he was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies. [ [http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3572312 Memphis Grizzlies Sign Jeremy Richardson of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants] . December 20, 2007] Until then he was averaging 28.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.63 steals in 41.5 minutes in eight games for the Mad Ants. He was named D-League.com Performer of the Week, after averaging 35 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in two games during the week of December 3, shooting 53.2% from the field (25/47), including scoring a league season-high 40 points against the Iowa Energy on November 29. He was waived on January 7, and signed three days later with the San Antonio Spurs. [http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/richardson_signed_080110.html Spurs Sign Jeremy Richardson] , January 10, 2008]

In 2008, Richardson was named MVP of the D-League All Star game, scoring 22 points on 9/15 shooting. Shortly afterwards, he was signed to another 10-day contract by the Atlanta Hawks.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

-
align="left" | 2006–07
align="left" | Atlanta
5 || 0 || 3.8 || .500 || .667 || .000 || .4 || .0 || .2 || .0 || 1.6
-
align="left" | 2006–07
align="left" | Portland
1 || 0 || 1.0 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .0
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Memphis
3 || 0 || 5.0 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .3 || .3 || .0 || .0 || .0
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | San Antonio
5 || 1 || 5.8 || .429 || .400 || 1.000 || .2 || .2 || .2 || .0 || 2.0
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Atlanta
19 || 0 || 4.6 || .419 || .417 || .000 || .4 || .0 || .1 || .0 || 1.6
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
33 || 1 || 4.6 || .380 || .409 || 1.000 || .3 || .1 || .1 || .0 || 1.5
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

Playoffs

-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Atlanta
3 || 0 || 2.0 || .250 || .000 || .000 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .7
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
3 || 0 || 2.0 || .250 || .000 || .000 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .7
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

Notes

External links

* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jeremy_richardson/index.html NBA.com profile]
* [http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/jeremy_richardson/index.html NBA D-League profile]
* [http://www.nba.com/media/dleague/jeremy_richardson.pdf NBA.com media release]


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