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Monday / February 6.
  • Nick Richards Says Kentucky Feels Like ‘Family,’ Still Focusing on Three Schools

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    NEW YORK — Nick Richards tripped to Kentucky for the second time in a month last weekend for Big Blue Madness and still ranks the Wildcats among those at the top of his college wish list.

    “It was good, I liked it,” the 6-foot-11 Richards told me before scoring 10 points and winning the Sportsmanship Award as the New Jersey Upperclassmen lost to the New York Upperclasssmen, 103-92, in the Sharette Dixon Classic at Gauchos Gym. “It was a nice experience.”

    He added: “It was like a family-type thing. Everybody treats each other like family. I just like the whole vibe, even the coaches.”

    Richards visited Kentucky for Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14 along with fellow 2017 stars Quade Green, Trae Young, P.J. Washington and Kevin Knox.

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has made several trips to St. Patrick’s to see Richards in recent weeks. It’s the same school that produced former Kentucky players Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Dakari Johnson, as well as former Duke star and current NBA champion Kyrie Irving. Kidd-Gilchrist has also reached out to recruit Richards to Kentucky.

    Richards is also considering Syracuse and Arizona but has yet to set up official visits.

    “Trying to take visits, I don’t know when,” he said. “I need more free time.”

    Asked if he’s close to committing to Kentucky, he said, “I don’t know, man. Whatever happens, happens.”

    Meantime, he indicated that UConn and Indiana are essentially out of the mix.

    “Basically,” he said.

    “Hopefully, I’ll be able to narrow down my schools soon.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.