Kentucky Wildcats Land 5-Star Jamaican Center

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Kentucky Wildcats Land 5-Star Jamaican Center

November 10, 2016

Prized center prospect Nick Richards announced Thursday he’s planning to continue his basketball career at Kentucky.

Scout.com announced the rising star’s decision to chose Kentucky Wildcats over Syracuse and Arizona.

Richards is a 5-star prospect who rates as the No. 17 overall recruit in the 2017 class, according to the Scout player rankings. He’s also listed as the 7th best center among the incoming group and the top player at the position from the state of New Jersey.

The Patrick School standout brings a different skill set to the table than most of his fellow elite recruits. His main contributions during his freshman campaign figure to come on the defensive end, where he uses his 6’10” frame and athleticism to defend the rim aggressively.

“I just want to do something different that nobody else is doing, to be honest,” Richards said. “I see nobody in my class is really playing defense.”

His long-term outlook is as bright and promising.