It wasn't much of a surprise that Chris Richard (blocking shot in photo on right), a well proportioned 6-8, 230 pound power forward from Kathleen H.S. in Lakeland, Fla., committed to Florida. In fact, Richard had been hinting at it for a long time.
When we last watched Richard in person, he had a solid tournament at the Rumble in the Bronx. He helped his team out of pool play and into the playoffs. Richard had said at the Rumble in the Bronxt that he was only considering Miami, Alabama, Auburn and Florida. Richard had taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, and Miami. Yesterday, he made his decision official for Florida.
Richard is currently in Indianapolis attending the NIKE camp, according to his family.
An impressive physical specimen with good athleticism, Richard averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and six blocks per game this past season at Kathleen H.S. Richard is a top 50 player who will run the floor, pick up loose balls and score on putbacks. His game is progressing nicely and Chris should be an impact player for Florida in the next couple of years.
Richard said he has a 3.2 GPA and scored a 17 on the ACT. Richard expects travel the Nike circuit with John Adkins' Tallahassee Wildcat program.