Posted On: 05/16/18 12:00 PM
Photo Credit: JD Humburg, OregonLive
Sometimes you’ve got to finish what you’ve started. So while Trevon Richmond enjoyed a successful junior campaign at Roosevelt High School, he’s actually going to complete his prep career at Jefferson. The lanky 6-foot, 150-pound point guard was a Demo before and now he’ll be spending the 2018-19 campaign as a Demo again.
“Seems like it’s the right decision for me,” Richmond said. “I’ve got my friends there (at Jefferson) and I had been there before I transferred after my sophomore year. I think it will help me get more focus.”
Richmond played at Jefferson as a sophomore and was a reserve on the state title team that year. He moved over to Roosevelt for his junior year for non-basketball reasons and had a solid season, earning Honorable Mention All-PIL honors. He was a little under the radar so he described his game for those who didn’t get to see him play.
“I’m a fast athletic point guard that likes to get my teammates involved,” Richmond said. “I can score in the mid-range and I think I rebound well for a guard.”
Before his senior season, Richmond has been staying busy by playing AAU basketball. In April, he played on the Nike Team Northwest Swoosh squad, where he estimates he averaged about 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. He’ll spend the remainder of the grassroots campaign with the Oregon Basketball Club 17U team, and he’s excited about what’s ahead.
“It’s going to be fun,” Richmond said. “There are some good players here and I think I’m going to help them. I can shoot really well and I think that’s going to help me out. I’m going to be working on getting stronger and on my handles.”
Richmond currently ranks as the #50 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.