Malachi Richardson

Malachi Richardson (born January 5, 1996) is an American professional basketball player, who last played for Vanoli Cremona of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played one season of college basketball for Syracuse before being selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Malachi Richardson
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Richardson in the McDonald's All-America Game closed practice in March 2015
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1996-01-05) January 5, 1996 (age 24)
Trenton, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolTrenton Catholic Academy
(Hamilton, New Jersey)
CollegeSyracuse (2015–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career2016–present
Career history
20162018Sacramento Kings
2016–2018Reno Bighorns
20182019Toronto Raptors
2018–2019Raptors 905
2019Hapoel Holon
2019–2020Vanoli Cremona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school and college careerEdit

Richardson attended Trenton Catholic Academy his freshman year, then spent his sophomore year at Roselle Catholic High School before returning to Trenton Catholic Academy for his junior and senior years,[1] to team back up with coach Fred Falchi, who came out of retirement to coach. In his high school career at Trenton Catholic Academy, Malachi scored a total 1,245 points, averaging 19.2 points in his junior year and 18.7 in his senior year.[2] Richardson was rated as a four-star recruit and ranked 23rd overall recruit and 5th best shooting guard in the 2015 high school class.[3]

Richardson played one season of college basketball for Syracuse, averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.[4] Richardson was also named to the ACC All-Freshman team.[5] On April 18, 2016, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[6][7]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Malachi Richardson
SG
Hamilton, NJ Trenton Catholic Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Dec 13, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: 23
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Syracuse Signees". Rivals.com.
  • "2015 Syracuse Signees". Scout.com.
  • "2015 Syracuse Signees". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Professional careerEdit

Sacramento Kings (2016–2018)Edit

On June 23, 2016, Richardson was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[8] His rights were later traded to the Sacramento Kings on July 7, 2016, in exchange for Marco Belinelli.[9] On July 15, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Kings.[10] On February 16, 2017, he was ruled out for four to six weeks after suffering a partial thickness tear of his right hamstring the night before.[11][12] He was later shut down for the remainder of the season on March 26, 2017.[13][14] During his season and a half with the Kings, he had multiple assignments with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League.[15]

Toronto Raptors (2018–2019)Edit

On February 8, 2018, Richardson was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Bruno Caboclo.[16] On February 11, in Charlotte, he played in his first game with the Raptors.[17] During the rest of the season, he received multiple assignments to Raptors 905, Toronto's G League affiliate.[18]

On February 6, 2019, Richardson was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers,[19] where he was waived the following day.[20]

Canton Charge (2019)Edit

On March 14, 2019, the Canton Charge of the NBA G League announced that they had added Richardson,[21] but he did not make any appearances for the Charge.[citation needed]

Hapoel Holon (2019)Edit

On August 17, 2019, Richardson signed with Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League for the 2019–20 season.[22] On November 30, 2019, Richardson recorded a career-high 24 points, while shooting 6-of-7 from three-point range, along with five assists in a 109–95 win over Ironi Nahariya.[23] In 15 games played for Holon, he averaged 11.6 points and 2 assists per game. On December 14, 2019, he parted ways with Holon.[24]

Vanoli Cremona (2019–2020)Edit

On December 16, 2019, Richardson signed with Vanoli Cremona in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A as a replacement for Vojislav Stojanović.[25] However, he had an unfortunate experience in Cremona: one month after his debut with the team he fractured his right hand[26] during the match against Virtus Roma on January 26.[27] He underwent a surgery[28] and was released from the team on February 11.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Sacramento 22 0 9.0 .412 .286 .789 1.0 .5 .2 .0 3.6
2017–18 Sacramento 25 4 12.8 .330 .308 .773 1.3 .5 .4 .0 3.5
2017–18 Toronto 1 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
2018–19 Toronto 22 0 4.7 .310 .320 .800 .6 .0 .0 .0 1.4
Career 70 4 8.9 .358 .301 .783 1.0 .3 .2 .0 2.8

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Syracuse 37 37 34.4 .369 .353 .720 4.3 2.1 1.1 .3 13.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schneider, Jeremy (August 1, 2013). "Boys Basketball: Malachi Richardson leaves Roselle Catholic, returns to Trenton Catholic". NJ.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Syracuse bio". Cuse.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Malachi Richardson – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profiles". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Malachi Richardson College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "ACSMA Announces Basketball Postseason Awards, All-ACC Teams". theacc.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  6. ^ Waters, Mike (April 18, 2016). "Malachi Richardson entering name in the NBA Draft, not signing with agent". Syracuse.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  7. ^ O'Gorman, George (April 18, 2016). "Syracuse freshman Malachi Richardson enters NBA draft, won't sign with agent". Trentonian.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Schneider, Jeremy (June 24, 2016). "NBA Draft 2016: N.J.'s Malachi Richardson drafted 22nd overall by Hornets, who trade him to Kings". NJ.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Kings Acquire Malachi Richardson". NBA.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Kings Sign Papagiannis, Richardson and Labissiere". NBA.com. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Malachi Richardson Injury Update". NBA.com. February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  12. ^ Kawahara, Matt (February 16, 2017). "Kings' Malachi Richardson out 4 to 6 weeks with hamstring injury". Sacbee.com. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "Malachi Richardson Injury Update". NBA.com. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  14. ^ Ham, James (March 26, 2017). "SOURCE: KINGS SHUTTING DOWN ROOKIE RICHARDSON FOR SEASON". csnbayarea.com. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Kings Acquire Bruno Caboclo". NBA.com. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Raptors vs. Hornets - Box Score". ESPN.com. February 11, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  18. ^ "2017-2018 Raptors 905 Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  19. ^ "Richardson, Preldžić, Second-Round Pick Acquired From Toronto". NBA.com. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  20. ^ "Team Acquires Ennis From Houston". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  21. ^ "Charge Add Two Players". NBA.com. March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  22. ^ "Malachi Richardson signs with Hapoel Holon". Sportando.basketball. August 17, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  23. ^ "Winner League, Game 8: Nahariya Vs U-NET Holon". basket.co.il. November 30, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  24. ^ "Hapoel Holon, Malachi Richardson part ways". Sportando.basketball. December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  25. ^ "Vanoli Cremona signs Malachi Richardson". Sportando.basketball. December 16, 2019. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  26. ^ "Stop di due mesi per Malachi Richardson" (in Italian). vanolibasket.com. January 27, 2020.
  27. ^ "Vanoli Basket Cremona 103-92 Virtus Roma" (in Italian). legabasket.it. January 26, 2020.
  28. ^ "Malachi Richardson operato con successo alla mano destra" (in Italian). vanolibasket.com. January 31, 2020.
  29. ^ "Risolto il contratto con Malachi Richardson" (in Italian). vanolibasket.com. February 11, 2020.

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