Bighorns Acquire Richardson From New Mexico

For Immediate Release
January 3, 2011

RENO, Nev.— The Reno Bighorns acquired F Anthony Richardson from the New Mexico Thunderbirds in exchange for F Gerard Anderson today, bringing another veteran to the Bighorns front court.

Richardson, a 6-8, 225 pound forward from Florida State, is averaging 11.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 13 games with New Mexico. Richardson has recorded four double-doubles this season, including three straight to open the 2010-11 season.

In New Mexico’s two home wins against Reno earlier this season, Richardson averaged 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, including a season-high 19-point effort in New Mexico’s 115-107 win over Reno on Dec. 15.

Richardson is a former McDonald’s All-American while playing at Leesville Road High School in North Carolina. While at Florida State, he earned All-ACC Freshman Team Honorable Mention honors in 2002. During his professional career, he has played in the USBL, CBA, and overseas in Germany and the Netherlands.

Anderson, a rookie out of Cal State-Fullerton, had appeared in seven games with the ‘Horns, averaging 0.6 ppg and 1.1 rpg.

Richardson will make his Bighorns debut Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Reno Events Center. Fans can purchase tickets for the game by calling (775) 284-2622, visiting the Silver Legacy box office or browsing ticketmaster.com.

Reno Bighorns group tickets and fan experience packages are on sale now by calling the Bighorns front office at (775) 284-2NBA or visiting RenoBighorns.com. Fans can high-five the players, play a game-before-the-game on the Bighorns court, perform a talent routine and more.