Catching Up with SC 2021 PG Korey Richardson
Korey Richardson is a top 5 PG in the SC 2021 class. He is a lefty lead guard that has a knack to make plays in transition as well as in traffic, showcasing his elite finishing ability. Richardson is as good as any passer in SC's 2021 class. As good as he is going left, he's just as effective driving, passing, and finishing with his right. Korey has high-level PG size at 6’4 and uses it well to stretch at the rim or hit the short game floaters and jumpers. He has an advanced pace and vision in the open floor to see the next move or play that allows others to get involved. Richardson can shoot the 3 well but does most of his damage in the paint. The Lower Richland junior currently has an offer from Clemson as well as a lot of heavy interest from high major programs. Richardson has high upside and will continue to emerge as a promising prospect in SC.
We had a chance to catch up with Korey Richardson and hear more about his recruitment, what he is looking for in a school, and his development as a player.
Question: How has the recruiting process been and which schools are showing you the most interest?
Korey Richardson: “Everything been going good I’ve been hearing from South Carolina, Murray State, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Auburn, College of Charleston, Memphis, Winthrop, SC State, Florida State, Georgia, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina State, NC A&T, Coastal Carolina, Michigan State, and Western Carolina since the coronavirus.”
Question: What qualities are you looking for in your potential college coach and program?
Richardson: “I’m looking for a coach that I can trust as a person and that’s willing to get me to the NBA.”
Question: How would you describe your game on the court?
Richardson: “Being a facilitator because I love getting my teammates involved with the game and it opens the court up for me to score the ball.”
Question: In what areas of your game would you like to improve as you prepare for the next level?
Richardson: “On Keeping my jump shot consistent.”
Question: Who is your favorite player to study and why?
Richardson: “Lebron James is my favorite player because I love the way he is an all around player and gets all his teammates confidence by giving them open looks so it kinda related to my game.”
Question: How has playing in Big Shots events helped your player development and recruitment?
Richardson: “Big Shots has helped me a lot throughout my recruitment with them writing articles on me being seen by college coaches and it developed me as a player when we do skills and drills at the camps so I can showcase my talents.”
We look forward to keeping up with Korey and continuing to follow his progression as a very talented player in SC’s 2021 class.