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Quentin Richardson
Drafted by Los Angeles Clippers in Round 1, pick 18

Allsport
Position: Shooting Guard
College: DePaul
Conference: Conference USA
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Age: 20
Birthdate: 04/13/80
High School: Whitney Young, Chicago, Ill.

*Early entry

The man who helped Pat Kennedy revive DePaul basketball decided two years of the college game was enough to prepare him for the NBA. Listed at 6-5, Richardson might be an inch smaller, but for his size, he was the best rebounder in the country. In his brief DePaul career, Richardson averaged more than 10 boards per game. He made a tidy living on the offensive glass, where he would sometimes collect three rebounds on one possession, pounding the ball back up and in the basket. Richardson is relentless. But scouts are mixed as to how good he'll be in the pros. Some compare him to Adrian Dantley because of his skill on the boards. Some have suggested Richardson has skills comparable to another Windy City basketball legend of some note, a guy by the name of Jordan. Others think that at 6-4, Richardson will be a man without a position. Richardson is a decent 3-point shooter, but he needs to be better, because he won't do as much damage in the paint in the NBA as he did in college. He shot a respectable 37 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore, but the 3-point line moves farther back at the next level.

Career Statistics
Season  FGs  PCT  3-pts  PCT  3-pts  PCT  RPG  APG  BLK  STL  PTS  AVE 
'98-99
'99-00
Totals
31
33
64
203-425
202-468
405-883
.478
.431
.459
44-127
73-190
117-317
.346
.384
.369
136-183
84-119
220-302
.743
.706
.728
10.5
9.8
10.2
1.0
2.2
1.6
8
9
17
24
35
59
586
561
1147
18.9
17.0
17.9
 

Sophomore Season

  • Only player in DePaul history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 three-pointers
  • Second-fastest player to 1,000 points in school history (only Mark Aguirre was faster)
  • First team all-conference for the second-straight season
  • Led C-USA in rebounding
  • Was fifth in the league in scoring
  • Scored 26 points and had 12 boards in the Blue Demons win over St. John's this season
  • Scored better, rebounded better and shot better as a freshman than as a soph

    Freshman Season

  • Conference USA Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year
  • US Basketball Writers National Freshman of the Year
  • Finished seventh in the country in rebounding and 43rd in scoring
  • Was country's top rebounding freshman and third-leading scorer
  • Scored 31 points with 18 rebounds against Cal

    Notables

  • His mother, Emma, taught him how to play basketball…she died of breast cancer in 1992
  • He played with Corey Maggette on an under-15 AAU team in Chicago…they won the championship for their age bracket
  • Has a tattoo of his left biceps of a casket, a halo and a cross. It has his mother's initials below it. Before every FT attempt, Quentin whispers the names of his mother, his grandmother and his bother
  • Consensus selection as one of the top ten HS players in the country
  • Illinois Player of the Year (USA Today)
  • Everyone calls him "Q"


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