Defensively, he’s showing the ability to be a rim protector, which leads to transition baskets.
Uh oh for opponents. Nick Richards is now making 18 foot baseline jumpers. pic.twitter.com/Oyo2BcZ7Kr— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) August 9, 2018
Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice, who coached Richards to the 2017 New Jersey Tournament of Champions title, believes Richards will take a big jump this season and is a future pro. “Oh my God, yeah,” Rice told SECCountry this summer. “No one moves like him. He’s got great touch. He has to get used to playing through contact, SEC contact. … The heart’s there, the effort’s there.” Richards and the Kentucky guys will have plenty more opportunites to impress NBA scouts, continuing with the Kentucky/NBA Combine Oct. 7 and the Blue-White Game Oct. 21. If Kentucky makes a deep run in March, as many expect they will, that will also give Richards and his teammates an opportunity to showcase themselves for NBA personnel. Photo: Kentucky MBB Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook
Nick Richards swat leads to the breakaway slam by Keldon Johnson. pic.twitter.com/cwbiTuFl8j— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) August 11, 2018