Malachi Richardson has been getting a lot of press lately after being named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year, and tonight you’ll get a chance to check him out during the Powerade Jam Fest on ESPN2, as part of the McDonald’s All-America festivities. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, with Richardson taking part in the three point shooting contest.
One of the big knocks on this year’s Syracuse University basketball team was the overall inability to shoot the rock, so it’s always refreshing to see an incoming recruit being singled out specifically for his three point shooting prowess. Richardson torched the competition in New Jersey this season, hitting 74 three pointers in 27 games – more than 2.7 triples per game – and has long been renowned as one of the best pure shooters in the recruiting class of 2015.
Richardson is, so far anyway, the only McDonald’s All-American for Syracuse this year, though that could obviously be changing within the next week or so.