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Jason Richardson


Full Name:
Jason Anthony Richardson
Position:
Guard/Forward
College:
Michigan State
Height:
6-6
Weight:
220
High School:
Arthur Hill HS, Saginaw, Mich.
Birthdate:
January 20, 1981
Birthplace:
Saginaw, Mich.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in the first round (fifth pick overall) by the Golden State Warriors.


HIGHLIGHTS
  Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
  Named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press as a sophomore.
  Selected to the First Team All-Big Ten Conference by the league's media and coaches in 2001.
  An NABC and USBWA All-District selection and a finalist for both the Wooden and Naismith awards.
  Helped team to NCAA championship as a freshman and to NCAA Final Four as a sophomore.


AT MICHIGAN STATE
  As a sophomore, led the Spartans in points (486), scoring average (14.7 ppg), field goals (182), three-point field goal percentage (40.2%), blocks (28) and steals (38).
  Scored 20 or more points in five games, including a career-best 25 vs. Oakland and Wisconsin, 24 vs. Ohio State and 21 vs. Bowling Green and Iowa.
  Also had a career-high seven steals vs. Iowa.
  Collected a career-high 15 rebounds along with 15 points vs. Indiana.
  Earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors two times during the season.
  Was named to the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 14 points and six rebounds.
  Scored 20 points with five rebounds and four assists -- all team highs -- as a member of the USA Men's Select Team against the USA Basketball Men's Olympic Team.
  Was a member of the 2000 USA Young Men's World Championship Qualifying Team, averaging 15.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 steals to help lead Team USA to the silver medal.

  Averaged 5.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.7 minutes as a freshman.
  Shot 50.3% from the field.
  Collected 14 points and seven rebounds against Connecticut.
  Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds against Minnesota.
  Earned a spot on the Coca-Cola Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team, averaging 12 points and seven rebounds in games against Howard and Eastern Michigan.
  Recorded nine points and 10 rebounds in the opening game of the 2000 NCAA Tournament against Valparaiso.
  Scored nine points with two rebounds in the national championship game against Florida.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1999-00 37 79 157 .503 23 42 .548 153 23 189 5.1
2000-01 33 182 362 .503 73 106 .689 195 73 486 14.7
TOTALS 70 261 519 .503 96 148 .649 348 96 675 9.6
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 8-for-27 (.296); 2000-01, 49-for-122 (.402). Totals: 57-for-149 (.383).


 
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