Josh  Richardson

1Josh Richardson


Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Santa Fe HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200



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  • Selected by the Miami Heat in the second round (40th overall pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25, 2015.
  • Became the first Vol ever to be drafted by Miami.
  • During the 2015 NBA Summer League, he averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.9 blocks per game while shooting .387 overall, .386 from 3-point range and .828 from the free-throw line (10 games played).
  • Signed a multi-year contract with the Miami Heat on Aug. 3, 2015.


  • 2015 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American Team
  • 2015 SEC All-SEC First Team (AP)
  • 2015 SEC All-SEC First Team (Coaches)
  • 2015 SEC All-Defensive Team
  • 2015 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2015 NABC All-District 21 Second Team
  • 2015 USBWA All-District IV Team
  • 2015 All-SEC Team
  • 2015 Senior CLASS Award candidate
  • co-Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week (Dec. 15, 2014)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 15, 2014)
  • TSWA Player of the Week (Dec. 15, 2014)
  • 2015 AllState NFCA Good Works Team candidate
  • 2015 Preseason All-SEC Second Team (Coaches)
  • 2014 SEC All-Defensive Team
  • 2014 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Semifinalist (1 of 36)

2014-15 - SENIOR
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Finished his career ranked third in school history in games played (136), ninth in minutes played (3,802), ninth in games started (110), 10th in steals (147), 16th in blocks (88) and 28th in scoring (1,252).
  • Started all 32 games and led the Vols in scoring (16.0 ppg), field-goal percentage (.461), free-throw percentage (.798), assists (3.6 apg), steals (2.1 spg) and minutes played (36.3 mpg).
  • His 67 steals tied Dane Bradshaw (2006-07) for the most ever by a Tennessee senior and tied for the third-highest single-season total in school history.
  • Led the team in scoring 20 times, assists 20 times and steals 15 times.
  • In SEC play, he led the league in minutes played (36.9 mpg) while ranking second in steals (1.9 spg), fifth in field-goal percentage (.441) and eighth in scoring (15.1 ppg).
  • Logged his first career double-double in UT's SEC Tournament quarterfinal game vs. Arkansas (3/13/15), totaling 22 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block before fouling out.
  • Willed Tennessee to a come-from-behind win over Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC Tournament in Nashville (3/12/15), scoring 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half; he also finished with six rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists in the victory.
  • His SEC postseason honors haul included making the coaches' All-SEC first team, the SEC All-Defensive Team and the SEC Community Service Team.
  • In his final home game at Thompson-Boling Arena, he totaled 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals against South Carolina (3/7/15).
  • His stellar effort in the win at LSU (3/4/15) included 20 points, three assists, five rebounds and five steals.
  • In UT's home game vs. Vanderbilt (2/26/15), he totaled 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.
  • Had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists at Ole Miss (2/21/15).
  • Finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals in UT's home game vs. LSU (2/14/15).
  • Scored a game-high 27 points in Tennessee's thrilling overtime win at Vanderbilt (2/11/15) and also added seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
  • Erupted for a career-high 30 points when the Vols played host to Mississippi State (2/3/15).
  • Dished out six assists, grabbed two steals and scored a team-high 17 points at Arkansas (1/27/15).
  • Became the 47th all-time member of Tennessee's 1,000-Point Club during a 13-point performance in UT's win at South Carolina (1/20/15); a contested 3-pointer in the second half put him over the 1,000-point mark.
  • Posted a game-high 20 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Vols upset 19th-ranked Arkansas (1/13/15).
  • Scored 17, including a run of eight straight Tennessee points to start the second half, vs. Alabama (1/10/15).
  • Concluded non-conference play with a 19-point, six-assist, three-steal performance in the win over ETSU (12/31/14).
  • Dished out a career-high eight assists and also scored 16 points to push the Vols past Tennessee State (12/27/14).
  • Totaled four steals and a team-best 19 points in the come-from-behind win over Tennessee Tech (12/19/14).
  • Led the Vols with 17 points and five assists (no turnovers) at NC State (12/17/14).
  • After a two-point first half at home against Butler, he took over in the second half to finish with 20 points, three assists, no turnovers and a career-high six steals as the Vols beat the 15th-ranked Bulldogs (12/14/14).
  • His dominant effort vs. Butler earned him a co-share of the Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week honor as well as his first career SEC Player of the Week and TSWA Player of the Week awards.
  • Totaled a team-high 17 points while also posting four rebounds, three assists and three steals in UT's SEC/Big 12 Challenge win over Kansas State (12/6/14).
  • Against 11th-ranked Kansas in the semifinals of the Orlando Classic (11/28/14), he led the Vols in points (16), rebounds (5) and assists (2) while adding one block and a steal in 30 minutes of work.
  • Scored 18 points vs. Santa Clara in the opening round of the Orlando Classic (11/27/14).
  • Was incredibly efficient during his 36 minutes of work in UT's home-opening win over Texas Southern (11/20/14), finishing with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and no turnovers.
  • Made his first career start at point guard in the season-opener vs. 15th-ranked VCU at the Veterans Classic (11/14/14) and scored a team-high 17 points to go along with six rebounds, three blocks and two assists; guarded preseason All-American Treveon Graham and held him to 3-of-13 shooting.
2013-14 - JUNIOR
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • SEC All-Defensive Team selection enjoyed a breakout year as he started all 37 games for the Vols, averaging 10.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting .340 from 3-point range.
  • In addition to being Tennessee's third-leading scorer, he led the team in free-throw percentage (.793), ranked second on the team in steals (27) and was third in blocks (30).
  • In UT's four NCAA Tournament games, he led the Vols in field-goal percentage (.617) and assists (3.0 apg) while ranking second in scoring (19.3 ppg).
  • Averaged 9.9 points in Tennessee's 18 SEC games, while recording a team-high 16 steals and blocking 17 shots in league play.
  • Scored in double figures 20 times and posted a pair of 20-point games; also led the Vols in blocks 12 times.
  • In Tennessee's four NCAA Tournament games, he shot a team-best .617 (29-of-47), averaged a team-best 3.0 assists and also averaged 19.3 points and 3.5 rebounds.
  • Scored 19 points -- including 13 in the first half -- against Michigan in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen (3/28/14).
  • Made 9-of-13 shots en route to a career-high 26 points while powering Tennessee past Mercer in the third round of the NCAA Tournament (3/23/14).
  • Totaled 15 points, three rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in Tennessee's NCAA Tournament second-round win over UMass (3/21/14).
  • After going scoreless during the first half of his NCAA Tournament debut vs. Iowa (3/19/14), he scored all 17 of his points in the second half and also finished with eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in UT's "First Four," come-from-behind, overtime victory.
  • When the Vols beat Missouri in Knoxville (3/8/14), he limited SEC leading scorer Jabari Brown (21.4 ppg) to only eight points on 1-of-10 shooting; Brown did not make a single field goal while Richardson was on the court.
  • In Tennessee's win at Auburn (3/5/14), he held Chris Denson, the SEC's second-leading scorer (19.3 ppg) to just three points.
  • Set career-highs for free throws made (9) and attempted (11) while scoring 16 points and blocking a pair of shots at Missouri (2/15/14).
  • Scored 14 points at Vanderbilt (2/5/14).
  • Shot 3-of-6 from 3-point range at Alabama (2/1/14), totaling 12 points, three assists and no turnovers.
  • Made four of seven 3-pointers as part of a 16-point, five-rebound, two assist, three block effort against Ole Miss (1/29/14).
  • Recorded a career-high four steals and scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting as the Vols beat Auburn in Knoxville (1/15/14).
  • Scored in double figures for the fourth time in five games when he posted 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting vs. Texas A&M (1/11/14).
  • Had a season-high and career-high-tying 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting (including a perfect 4-for-4 night from 3-point range) as the Vols defeated Virginia 87-52 (12/30/13); scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half.
  • Shot 8-for-13 from the field (both season-highs) and also posted season-highs for points (game-high 19) and rebounds (8) in the Vols' home win over Morehead State (12/23/13).
  • Had 13 points in UT's home win over Tennessee Tech (12/7/13).
  • Scored 13 points and dished out a team-high three assists against UTEP at the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/28/13).
  • Shot 3-of-4 from 3-point range en route to 13 points in the season-opener at Xavier (11/12/13).

  • Participated in an exhibition basketball tour of Jamaica with Athletes in Action in August.
  • The team, made up of players from various Division I schools, went 3-2 during the trip.
  • In the team's five games, he averaged 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.6 assists per game
2012-13 - SOPHOMORE
  • Started all 33 of Tennessee's games, playing the No. 3 position.
  • One of the team's most improved players, he increased his scoring average from 2.9 points per game as a freshman to 7.9 points (fourth on the team).
  • Led the Vols in steals (1.1 spg), ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.3 rpg) and minutes played (30.7 mpg), and was third in field-goal percentage (.469), assists (1.5 apg) and blocks (0.7 bpg).
  • Shot .533 on 2-point field-goal attempts, many of which were slashing pull-ups in traffic.
  • Scored in double-figures nine times and led the team in steals 14 times.
  • Had a team-high 115 deflections defensively.
  • In SEC play, he averaged 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 31.1 minutes per game.
  • Shot .692 at the free-throw line overall, but improved that percentage to .800 during conference play.
  • Owned a 1.35 assist/turnover ratio in SEC play.
  • Did a bit of everything when UT faced Alabama in the SEC Tournament (3/15/13), scoring a team-high 16 points, grabbing five rebounds, dishing out three assists and adding a pair of steals.
  • His well-rounded effort in the Missouri win (3/9/13) included 11 points, seven rebounds and a team-high three steals.
  • Recorded nine points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and also drew a charge in the road win at Auburn (3/6/13).
  • Scored seven points and added four rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal as Tennessee upset No. 8 Florida in Knoxville (2/26/13).
  • Stuffed the stat sheet in UT's win at South Carolina (2/10/13), totaling seven points, five rebounds, a career-high five assists, two steals and a block.
  • Totaled 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and a block at Arkansas (2/2/13).
  • Established a new career-high for rebounds by pulling down 10 in Tennessee's home win over Vanderbilt (1/29/13).
  • Had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the win over Mississippi State (1/19/13).
  • Posted career-highs for points (20) and rebounds (9) in a great 34-minute effort vs. Memphis (1/4/13).
  • Led the Vols with 12 points vs. Xavier (12/29/12) and also had seven rebounds.
  • Scored 12 points in the win over Western Carolina (12/21/12).
  • Was one rebound shy of his first career double-double when he totaled 11 points, nine boards, two assists and two steals in the win over UMass in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off third-place game (11/18/12).
  • Started and had eight points and five rebounds in the season-opening win over Kennesaw State (11/9/12).
  • Participated in an exhibition basketball tour of Poland and Germany with Athletes in Action in June.
  • The team, made up of players from various Division I schools, went 6-0 during the trip.
2011-12 - FRESHMAN
  • One of the team's best perimeter defenders, he appeared in all 34 games with nine starts.
  • Averaged 2.9 points and 1.4 assists in 16.0 minutes per game.
  • Had 19 blocks and 18 steals, and he scored at least five points in 11 different games.
  • Tied for second on the team with 66 deflections.
  • Started nine straight game in January and February.
  • Scored 10 points and set career-highs for field goals made (5) and attempted (9) in UT's NIT opener vs. Savannah State (3/13/12).
  • Scored six points in Tennessee's upset win at No. 8 Florida (2/11/12).
  • Finished with seven points and three rebounds in UT's home victory over South Carolina (2/8/12).
  • Made his first career start when Tennessee hosted 13th-ranked Florida (1/7/12) and totaled seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in the upset win.
  • Played 31 minutes off the bench in the double-overtime loss to No. 8 Memphis at the Maui Invitational (11/22/11) and finished with eight points, a block and a pair of steals.
  • Totaled 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win over ULM (11/16/11).
  • Graduated from Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla., where he was coached by Shawn Schenk.
  • As a senior in 2011, Richardson was named to The Oklahoman's Super 5 first team, and he also landed on the Oklahoma Coaches Association "Large West" All-State Team.
  • Averaged 16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists as a senior after moving from the wing to be the team's primary point guard.
  • Played AAU ball for the Alabama Celtics and Athletes First programs.
  • Born Sept. 15, 1993, in Edmond, Okla.
  • Full name is Joshua Micheal Richardson
  • Received his degree in Psychology in May of 2015
  • Parents are Micheal and Alice Richardson
  • Micheal is a retired Oklahoma City firefighter, and Alice is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force reserves and an active ordained baptist minister
  • Josh plays classical piano.
  • Recipient of the C & C Millwright Athletic Scholarship and the Larry Pratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment


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