New Jersey Boys Basketball POY: Malachi Richardson

New Jersey Boys Basketball POY: Malachi Richardson

Gatorade State Player of the Year

New Jersey Boys Basketball POY: Malachi Richardson

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THE WINNER: Malachi Richardson

THE BASICS

School: Trenton Catholic Academy (Hamilton, N.J.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 195 pounds

Athletic achievement: He led the Iron Mikes to a 22-5 record and the Non-Public B South Final this past season. Richardson averaged 20.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Rated the nation’s No. 19 recruit in the Class of 2015 by ESPN, he has been selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald’s All-American games.

Academic excellence: Richardson has maintained a 3.48 GPA.

Exemplary character: A devoted member of his church community, he serves as a math tutor at his school and has volunteered locally on behalf of an assisted living facility.

THE PRAISE

“Richardson’s got great size and great versatility,” said Jonathan Stone, head coach at The Hun School. “He’s very skilled, very smooth, with the ability to shoot from deep.”

THE FUTURE: Richardson has signed with Syracuse.

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