Jereme Richmond

Jereme Richmond (born March 13, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Obras Sanitarias of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. Richmond was considered a top 25 recruit and #4 at his position in the 2010 class.[1] He played college basketball for the University of Illinois. In November 2013, Richmond was sentenced to serve three years in prison. Earlier in 2013 he was convicted of harassment of a witness for making threatening comments and gestures to a probation officer.[2]

Jereme Richmond
Obras Sanitarias
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1992-03-13) March 13, 1992 (age 28)
Evanston, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Shore Country Day (Winnetka)
Waukegan (Waukegan)
CollegeIllinois (2010–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Sauk Valley Predators
2016CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago
2017plaza valerio
2018–presentObras Sanitarias
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

As a freshman, Richmond attended North Shore Country Day School of Winnetka, Illinois. Richmond received notoriety for a verbal commitment to then Illini coach Bruce Weber before his first high school game.[3] Following a transfer in his sophomore year, he excelled as the starting small forward for the Waukegan High Bulldogs basketball team of Waukegan, Illinois. As a junior, he led Waukegan to a runner-up finish in the 2009 IHSA Class 4A State Tournament. Richmond averaged 20.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 blocks as a junior. As a senior Richmond led the Bulldogs to a third-place finish in IHSA 4A State Tournament. Richmond averaged 21 points, 11.5 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks as a senior.


In his senior year, Richmond was named to the 2010 McDonald's All-American Boys Game roster.[4] Richmond was also named the 2010 Illinois Mr. Basketball. Richmond received the Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year award two years in a row. Quinn Buckner, is the only other player to receive this distinction.[5] Richmond was also a two-time consensus first-team All-State selection as a junior and senior by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Following his senior year, Richmond was a member of the USA Basketball U18 National Team that won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in June 2010.


According to ESPNU, Richmond was the twenty-third best overall high school recruit for the class of 2010 as well as the fourth best small forward.[6] According to, Richmond was the thirty-fifth best overall recruit.[7]

College careerEdit

Entering his freshman year at Illinois, Richmond was widely considered by scouts as a talented player with NBA lottery pick potential. Playing primarily as a wing player, he has good length making him a good on the ball defender and a capable shot blocker. His strengths include his ability to attack from the wing with the ball creating shots for himself or teammates.

During the 2010-11 season, Richmond played 22.1 minutes per game appearing in all regular season games except one. During the season, Richmond averaged 7.6 points per game, 1.8 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per game.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Richmond declared for the 2011 NBA Draft on April 5, 2011, but went undrafted.[9] On February 22, 2012 Richmond agreed to play with the Sauk Valley Predators of the Premier Basketball League.[10][11] Jereme's brother, Justin Richmond, plays in the same league.[11]

On November 2, 2015, after being released from prison, Richmond was acquired by the Delaware 87ers after a successful tryout.[12] However, he was waived on November 11.[13] On December 31, he was reacquired by Delaware[14] and waived on January 16. On February 11, 2016 Richmond signed with CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago of the Dominican Republic.

On January 22, 2018, Richmond signed with Obras Sanitarias of Argentina for the rest of the 2017–18 LNB season.[15]

Legal troubleEdit

On August 9, 2011 Richmond was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, illegal possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of a handgun after he allegedly beat his seventeen-year-old girlfriend and threatened to shoot her.[16][17][18] On October 5, Richmond tested positive for marijuana after a random drug test while on bond. When the Lake County court learned of this, he was taken to jail on October 21. He was due to return to court on November 7.[19] On December 22, Richmond was placed on court-ordered home detention, meaning that it is mandatory that he be home between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. as a bond condition.[20] On January 23, 2012, Richmond was sentenced to 18 months' probation, ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs, and completion of 200 hours of community service, after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon. The other charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.[21] On October 25, 2012, Richmond was returned to jail after violating several conditions of his probation.[22] On April 26, 2013, Richmond was again taken into custody based on new felony charges of witness harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident involving his probation officer. On August 8, Richmond was found guilty on two of three counts of harassment of a witness, and faced up to seven years in federal prison. On November 25, 2013, Richmond was sentenced to three years in prison.[23] On October 20, 2014, he was released from prison.[24]


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  2. ^ "Former Illinois Mr. Basketball Gets Three Years In Prison". CBS Chicago. November 25, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
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  4. ^ Helfgot, Mike (February 10, 2010). "Waukegan senior, Illinois recruit Jereme Richmond to be named McDonald's All-American". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-02-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Jereme Richmond 2010 Basketball Recruiting Profile".
  7. ^ "Jereme Richmond- Yahoo! Sports".
  8. ^ "Jereme Richmond Stats, News, Photos- Illinois Fighting Illini- ESPN".
  9. ^ "Illini's Jereme Richmond declares for NBA Draft". Chicago Sun-Times.
  10. ^ Ryan, Shannon (2012-02-22). "Ex-Illini forward Richmond signs with Premier League team". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  11. ^ a b Powers, Scott. "Jereme Richmond to Play Pro Ball".
  12. ^ "87ers finalize training camp roster". November 2, 2015. Archived from the original on November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "87ers acquire John Johnson, announce opening night roster". November 11, 2015. Archived from the original on November 15, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  14. ^ "Delaware 87ers acquire Jereme Richmond". December 31, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  15. ^ "Jereme Richmond llega a Obras". (in Spanish). January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  16. ^ Gordon, Tony. "Former Waukegan hoops star charged with beating women". Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  17. ^ Samantha Kiesel (August 9, 2011). "The Daily Illini :: Former Illini Jereme Richmond arrested". The Daily Illini. Archived from the original on September 9, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  18. ^ Shannon Ryan (August 9, 2011). "Jereme Richmond: Former Illinois basketball player arrested after confrontation with woman -". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  19. ^ Kramer, Beth (2011-10-21). "Jereme Richmond tests positive for pot, sent back to jail". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2011-12-17. Jereme Richmond was taken back to jail Friday after a Lake County judge learned the former Waukegan High School basketball star tested positive for marijuana while out on bond.
    Richmond, 19, tested positive for marijuana after a random drug test on Oct. 5, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney James Newman.
    Associate Judge Theodore Potkonjak set Richmond’s bond back to $100,000 and he was remanded to the Lake County Jail.
  20. ^ "Jereme Richmond gets home detention". ESPN. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  21. ^ "Ex-Illini Jereme Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation". Chicago Sun-Times. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  22. ^ "Ex-Illini standout Jereme Richmond violates probation, sent back to jail -".
  23. ^ "Ex-Waukegan hoops star Jereme Richmond gets 3 years in prison - Chicago Sun-Times".
  24. ^ Justin, Breen (February 10, 2015). "Jereme Richmond, Out of Prison, Talks About Life Behind Bars, Future". Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brandon Paul
Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner
Succeeded by
Ryan Boatright
Chasson Randle