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      Josh Richardson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Santa Fe HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200

Position:
G

Experience:
3L

Photo Gallery: Josh Richardson

HONORS

  • 2014 SEC All-Defensive Team
  • 2014 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Semifinalist (1 of 36)
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).
SUMMER 2013

  • 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).
SUMMER 2012
  • 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).
HIGH SCHOOL
  • 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.
PERSONAL
  • Born Sept. 15, 1993, in Edmond, Okla.
  • Full name is Joshua Micheal Richardson
  • Academic major: Psychology
  • 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.

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