NEW YORK — Kamall Richards is heading to the Atlantic 10.
The 6-foot-6 small forward from South Kent (Conn.) verbally pledged to Xavier at the SNY studios on Tuesday, selecting the Musketeers over St. Joe’s, Seton Hall, Providence and Penn State.
“I’ll be going to Cincinnati to play for Xavier,” Richards said. “I decided on Xavier because it’s the best fit for me. I’ll be able to come in right away, be an impact player and that’s what I need as a freshman to be able to make mistakes and not be penalized and play through my mistakes and get better. So the sophomore year I can really be a main guy for the team.”
South Kent (Conn.) wing Kamall Richards will visit his second straight Atlantic 10 Conference school this weekend when he heads to St. Joe’s.
The 6-foot-6 Richards, who spent last year at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, visited Xavier this past weekend.
“He did like it,” South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson told SNY.tv. “He came back and enjoyed the visit and enjoyed the coaches. It was a real positive experience for him.”
Seton Hall and South Carolina are two new schools to show interest. Associate head coaches Shaheen Holloway and Brad Underwood were both in recently to see Richards. Seton Hall has offered, but South Carolina has not yet, Jefferson said. To read more of this story, click here
As first reported last week by FiveStarBasketball.com, South Kent’s Chris Thomas, the Rivals No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2013, has a top three of Xavier, Kentucky and Florida.
In an extensive interview Friday with SNY.tv, Thomas’s grandmother, Latonia Smith, expanded upon those three schools.
“With Chris, he really likes Xavier because the assistant coach, Rasheen Davis,” Smith told SNY.tv. “He really likes the way Rasheen communicates with him and encourages him and is always in his corner, so he really likes that about him.” To read more of this story, click here
South Kent star Chris Thomas says he likes three schools as of right now.
“I’m only interested in a couple of schools right now,” Thomas, the Rivals No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2013, told Fivestarbasketball.com this past weekend at the National Prep Showcase. “Kentucky, Xavier and really Florida a little bit. That’s it now.”
The 6-foot-5 wing is now at South Kent alongside Providence signee Ricky Ledo after spending time at Princeton Day (Md.) Academy and Westwind (Az.) Prep.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — For the second time in the last two seasons, Derrick Randall must fill in for Kadeem Jack.
A year ago, the two were teammates at South Kent (Conn.) before the 6-foot-10 Jack left in the middle of the season and ultimately enrolled at Rutgers in January.
Now, with Jack out 3-4 months with a broken foot, the 6-9, 235-pound Randall will again be asked to step up in Jack’s absence.
“Yes, this is going to be the second time filling in for Kadeem again so I just gotta get more conditioned and be prepared for this Big East Conference because everybody in this Big East Conference is tough,” Randall told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard led Brooklyn Boys & Girls to its first New York PSAL championship ever in the spring of 2010, and then signed a National Letter of Intent to Rutgers that September, joining a blockbuster recruiting class for head coach Mike Rice.
SOUTH KENT, Conn. — While Ricky Ledo and Chris Thomas figure to be the stars of this year’s South Kent (Conn.) team, Kelvin Jefferson’s club is loaded with strong role players, too.
Two of those players were placed at the prep school by the Kansas State staff, and may end up with the Wildcats.
Zedric Sadler is a 6-foot-2 postgraduate combo guard from Detroit (pictured at left), and Laimonas Chatkevicius is a 7-foot junior from Klaipeda, Lithuania. Both are 2012. To read more of this story, click here