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Kris Richard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaumont, Texas

High School:
Ozen

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 178

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/01/1989

Experience:
3L

Kris Richard

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Led the Green Wave with 15 points in the season opener against Georgetown...Scored in double figures in 17 games this season and 35 times in his career...Earned his first career double double with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Lamar on Jan. 2...Scored a career-high 23 points in the loss to McNeese State on Dec. 16...Posted a career-high 23 against Rice on Jan. 13...Poured in 21 points in the victory over Alabama State on Nov. 30...Scored 20 points that included five 3-pointers at Marshall on Jan. 16...Led the Green Wave with 18 points at UTEP on Jan. 27...Scored 20 points or more in four games and seven times in his career...Also connected on five 3-pointers against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 30...Missed the game at East Carolina on Feb. 10 and at UCF on Feb. 13 with an ankle injury...Returned for just one minute of action against Memphis on Feb. 17.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Started 22 of 31 games and finished second on the team in scoring (10.7), assists (63) and field goals (123)...led the team with 59 steals, which ranked 10th among the school's single season leaders...Finished second in league play and third overall among C-USA players for steals per game...Reached double figure scoring in 17 games and reached the 20-point plateau three times, including a career-high 23 points at Southern Miss on Feb. 24...Tied his career-best with seven rebounds vs. four different teams...Dished out a career-best seven assists vs. East Carolina on Feb. 11...Came away with five steals each against Southern Miss and North Carolina A&T...Tied his career-high with 38 minutes vs. three opponents...Drained a career-best eight field goals vs. three different opponents...Tied his career mark with three treys against both Binghamton and at Houston...Finished a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line vs. East Carolina...Came up with a steal and dunk with 28-seconds remaining against Marshall to lead the Wave to a victory.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Played in 31 games and earned four starting assignments during his rookie season...Received his first collegiate start vs. Rice on Jan. 19...Averaged 3.2 points and 2,0 rebounds per game...Started and produced careers highs of 15 points, six assists and 38 minutes vs. Southern Miss on Feb. 28...Scored eight points and added four rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. No. 1 Memphis...Posted six points at Marshall...logged six points, four assists, one block and one steal vs. Nicholls State...Accounted for five points vs. Indiana State, Saint Mary's and UAB...Finished with a career-high three steals at Buffalo and vs. No. 2 Memphis is the quarterfinal round of the C-USA Tournament...Drilled a half-court shot with 0:08 remaining in the first half against LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL: Completed his career as a four-year letterwinner and was named to the all-state and all-region team as a senior...Led his high school to a combined record of 127-7...His team began his senior season ranked No. 3 in the state of Texas...Averaged 24 points per game during his final season...As a junior, averaged 18 points and four rebounds per game and led his team to the regional semifinals...Received all-region and all-district honors, was selected as the District 24-A MVP and named "Mr. Outside" for the Golden Triangle area...Participated in the adidas Superstar Camp in Atlanta, Ga., and was a member of the T-MAC AAU squad, which played in tournaments in both Houston, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nev...Played in the same high school program that produced Kendrick Perkins, the first round (27th overall) draft pick by the Boston Celtics in 2003...High school coach was Andre Boatte...Also lettered twice in track & field.

PERSONAL: A social science major...Born March 1, 1989, in Beaumont, Texas...One of four children of Dwight and Jana Richard...His uncle, Bob Pollard, is a former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints.

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