West Georgia adds Division I transfer for 2005-06 season

Carrollton, GA – April 4, 2005 – The formula has been a tried-and-true path to success for the West Georgia Braves basketball program. Attract quality people and players from the Division I programs who, for whatever reason, are looking for a change of scenery to revive their collegiate careers.

The West Georgia Braves are hoping Sam Richardson is their latest success story. Richardson, who spent the past two seasons at Southern Mississippi, has signed a grant-in-aid to transfer to West Georgia.

“We’re excited about Sam’s decision to join us,” said Braves coach Ed Murphy. “He is a player who will come in and contribute at several different perimeter positions.”

Richardson is a 6-4, 205-pound swingman who possesses excellent athletic ability.”His athleticism on the perimeter should work well in our system on both ends of the floor,” says Murphy. “He will be a good motion offense player with his ability to dribble, pass and shoot.”

A native of Edwards, Miss., Richardson was a major prep star at Hinds Agricultural High School. He averaged 28 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists per game for coach Keith Williams. He was a first team all-state selection, and a four time all-district honoree. Also, he was a member of the Mississippi Dandy Dozen, and was voted MVP of the state prep all-star game.

A versatile athlete, Richardson also starred on the track team in high school. His accomplishments there include a leap of 6’8″ in the high jump.

Richardson is the second player to sign with the Braves during this recruiting the season. The first was Eldridge Henderson, a 6-1 guard from the College of Eastern Utah (juco), who signed in November.

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