Video: Nick Richards Nike EYBL highlights

  • 07/01/2016 8:36 am in

Class of 2017 The Patrick School (N.J.) and Expressions Elite center Nick Richards is one of the nation’s elite big men.  The Indiana target averaged 11.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game this spring on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit.

With the help of Krossover, we recently broke down some film of Richards to provide Indiana fans with a feel for his game and style of play. Richards shot 58 percent from the field this spring teaming with IU point guard target Tremont Waters.

You can find more Nike EYBL highlights at Krossover.

(Photo credit: Jon Lopez/Nike)

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  • Bill Graham

    He’s obviously a traditional 5…which would be an adjustment for us since our 5’s can usually step out shoot or drive. Maybe he can…but the video isn’t indicative of that. Athletic but not explosive. If we’re going tot get a traditional 5 I’d rather have Bamba. Otherwise, I’d like someone with more stretch potential like Garza.

  • John D Murphy

    Funny, several people also used very similar phrases about OG last year after the first game. It’s hard to tell from those AAU clips because either you are alone for a dunk or there are 8 people 3 ft from the hoop. Would be money he can drive. Cody didn’t anything longer than an elbow jumper in two years at IU. Neither did Noah. TB hit what 3 or 4 long shots in 30+ games last year. So our premium 5s under CTC have hit less than 5 long shots in +130 gmes. Our 5s step out to pick or to get the ball as a pressure relief. They usually just pass it back. I’d love to have this guy.

  • Bill Graham

    I agree he’s a solid Big. I don’t think we can count on DD to be our only 5 next year….he’s more of a 4 anyway so we’re going to need a 5.

  • Ole Man

    Bill, TB is a traditional five.

  • Bill Graham

    With the way we (mostly) use him. Yes, but he puts it on the floor pretty well and he can shoot the 3.

  • Molon Labe

    Vonleh shot 16 of 33 in his one year. That is a decent amount and decent percentage for a big.

  • SCHoosier

    I think both Cody and his employers wish he had refined the outside shot in his game. Not much chance at IU to do that.

  • dwdkc

    Although our leading prospects for 2017 aren’t bigs, our #1 need for 2017 is a big good enough to contribute immediately. Deron will be the only guy on the roster over 6’8″ returning. If we got a serviceable grad transfer that would be good too, but there just don’t figure to be many of those.

  • TomJameson

    TB hit 5 for 15 (.333%). Not much different than what you thought.

  • HardRockHoosier

    Cody had plenty of opportunity to shoot from outside.. He always passed it up in favor of driving into the lane and getting his shot blocked. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Cody, but he got his shot blocked more than any 7-footer that I’ve seen in a long time.. he always seemed to ‘crouch down’ so low, practically anyone could block it when he was on the way up with the ball. I used to think Come on Cody take the 10 or 15 footer, but invariably he would opt to drive.. Never understood that. You have to make them respect you from out side by taking and hitting that shot every once in a while.. or they just lay back and wait for you to drive into trouble.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I’m feeling a vibe that if Romeo comes to IU then all we will need is a big rebounder for the 5 spot. Just a thought because we should have the starting lineup with 6’4″ to 6’7″ then the big 5 spot.