Chris Richardson
Chris Richardson
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corpus Christi, Texas

High School:
Carroll HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 185

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/26/1980

Experience:
3L

UNLV CAREER

Richardson begins his fourth season with the Runnin’ Rebels … has appeared in 71 career games, starting 3, and has averaged 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for his career … has a career field-goal percentage of .555, a 3-point percentage of .375 and a free throw percentage of .596 … has scored in double figures in 6 games … has won the last 3 slam dunk contests at UNLV’s annual preseason Fan Jam exhibition.

JUNIOR (2000-01)

Appeared in 22 games, starting 3, and averaged 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game … shot .536 from the field, .300 from 3-point range and .574 from the free throw line … tied for 14th in the Mountain West Conference in blocked shots (0.55) … third on the team in rebounding (3.5), fifth in blocked shots (12), seventh in scoring (4.7) and seventh in steals (14) … scored in double figures 2 times … was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for violating NCAA ethical conduct and was forced to miss the first seven games of the season (also missed the NCAA Tournament game vs. Tulsa the year before).

SOPHOMORE (1999-00)

Appeared in 28 games and averaged 4.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game … shot .595 from the field, .455 from 3-point range and .676 from the free throw line … fifth on the team in blocks (17), sixth in rebounding (3.0), seventh in scoring (4.6), seventh in steals (18) and seventh in assists (14) … scored in double figures 4 times.

FRESHMAN (1998-99)

Appeared in 21 games and averaged 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game … shot .483 from the field, .333 from 3-point range and .467 from the free throw line … tied for sixth on the team in blocks (5) … was pictured in Sports Illustrated’s Nov. 9, 1998, issue when he won the slam dunk competition at the UNLV Fan Jam.

SPOONHOUR ON RICHARDSON

“He is going to be asked to go in and use his athleticism and quickness and do some things from 15 feet and in for us. He is a senior and I am counting on him to compete. From the first day we started workouts, Chris has always been first in line and I am hopeful that positive attitude continues.”

HIGH SCHOOL

A 1998 graduate of Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas … played for coach Robert Taylor … lettered four years in basketball … as a senior (1997-98), he appeared in 36 games and averaged 18.3 points (660 total points), 10.7 rebounds (385 total), 4.7 steals and 3.2 assists … shot 43 percent from the field and 74 percent from the free throw line … he earned MVP honors of his district, All-Metro MVP, first team all-state TABC (Texas Association of Basketball Coaches) and first team all-region 4 … Nike All-American selection and participated in the Eddie Jones All-Star game … his squad posted a 29-7 record with Richardson playing in the post position … the Tigers captured three championships (district, area and region 4) … team won the 1995-96 district championship.

PERSONAL

Chris LaMark Richardson was born March 26, 1980 … son of Brenda Mack … majoring in fitness management … has two brothers (Christian Mack and Chandler Mack) … has a daughter named Jazlyn (4) … credits his mother as his biggest influence for all of her support … also thanks John and Eve Paliotta and wife, Davina, for all their support as well.

 
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