“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.“He’s been trying to get over to the U.S. for the past year and has finally gotten here,” Hurley said. “He’ll be a very highly recruited kid. **In recruiting news, 6-6 small forward Tristan Spurlock of Rockville (MD) Montrose Christian has committed to Virginia. He is the No. 13 small forward in the Class of 2009. “I’m going to the University of Virginia. I’m a Cavalier,” Spurlock told Justing Young of Rivals on Wednesday night. “There was a lot of prayer and a lot of family meetings with my mom and pop. I was going through all of my options and UVa has been on the longest. I joke around and say UVa has been on me since I could dribble. They definitely made a huge push. “I went up there for a visit and it was the first time that my mom could see the campus and it was good. It felt real good to have her up there with me. She was able to feel real comfortable at the school with me. For me, it was where I felt where my heart was at.” Spurlock also considered Georgetown, Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State and Wake Forest. The four-star prospect told Rivals he liked the bond he has formed with the coaching staff and players.