“We are very excited to get a person and player of DJ’s caliber and character,” Findlay coach Michael Peck said. “From all accounts and what we expect is that he will be a perfect fit for our program.”
Richardson joins returnees Carlos Lopez (6-10, 2009), Clarence Trent (6-8, 2009), and Godwin Okonji (6-8, 2010) as well as newcomers Cory Joseph (2010, 6-2) and Rasham Suarez (2011, 6-3).
**Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com also reports that both The Patterson (N.C.) School and Hargrave Military (Va.) are loading up on talented players.
Patterson coach Chris Chaney told me Rashanti Harris, a 6-foot-9 athletic big man from Mississippi, is probably his most high-profile player this season.He is also adding: – Arsalan Kazemi, a 6-foot-8 senior forward who is trying to become the first Iranian to play college basketball in the United States. – Hassan Whiteside, a 6-foot-9 senior power forward from North Carolina. – Luke Cothran, a 6-foot-9 junior from Alabama. – Long 7-foot African junior David Nyarsuk. – Nick Garcia, a shooting guard from Chicago. – Hunter McClintock, a flashy point guard out of North Carolina. Hargrave Academy coach Kevin Keatts will bring back one-time Georgetown commit Chris Braswell, who has re-opened his recruitment and will do a post-grad year. Keatts is also bringing on: – Maurice Creek, an Indiana commit who played last season at South Kent. – Freddie Riley, a 6-foot-5 wing who committed to Florida Atlantic. – Deshawn Painter, a long 6-foot-9 athletic big man from Virginia who has committed to Florida
**As previously reported here, St. Benedict’s coach Dan Hurley is picking up a 6-11, 210-pound rising junior center named Blaise Mbargorba from Cameroon. He will play AAU ball with the New Jersey Roadrunners under Sandy Pyonin.