Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kentucky offers Class of 2024 Camden guard Billy Richmond
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Kentucky coach John Calipari has extended a scholarship offer to Billy Richmond, the 6-foot-7 Class of 2024 point guard from Camden (N.J.) High School.
“He just called and talked about how he loved my game and wanted to give me a full scholarship,” Richmond said.
The Memphis native also holds offers from Memphis, Mississippi State, Louisville, Seton Hall and Saint Louis.
“He’s a 6’7 guard who can play and defend positions 1-4,” said NJ Scholars coach Dante Croft. “He’s super-athletic, a great play-maker, defender and finisher. Billy will be a top 5 in the class by this time next year.”
Kentucky already has commitments from Class of 2023 Camden stars DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw, and has Camden natives Lance Ware and Kareem Watkins on its roster.
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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.