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Posted On: 09/4/18 2:31 PM
At first glance, Trevon Richmond may not catch your eye. But the more you watch the lanky 6-foot, 150-pound point guard play, the more you notice his intensity and nose for the basketball on both ends of the floor. The rising senior at Jefferson High School caught the eye of several college programs this summer as he honed his game and competed for the Oregon Basketball Club on the AAU circuit.
“As a team, as the summer went along our chemistry went good,” Richmond said. “We meshed and played as a team every game and got better every game. Individually, I’ve gotten my confidence up when I’m on the court and getting out of my comfort zone to talk more as a leader.”
Richmond estimated that he averaged 20 points and ten rebounds a game during the summer. At first glance, the ten rebounds a game sounds a bit high for him especially considering his relatively diminutive size. But as surprising as that may sound, Richmond has proven himself as an outstanding rebounder for any size, much less that of a 6-foot guard, and there’s a reason for that.
“The secret is wanting it more,” Richmond said. “I feel like if I can grab a rebound no matter who’s around me, I’ll go and get it by any means – no matter how tall or big everyone else is on the court. My ability to jump high and grab rebounds at 6-foot is a blessing too.”
College programs have noticed Richmond’s unique blend of skills. Since the summer ended he’s been in touch with Lewis & Clark, Menlo College, Dominican (Calif.), and Idaho. He recently took a visit to Lewis & Clark and very much enjoyed his time on campus. “The campus is really nice – the dorms and the environment,” Richmond said. “Me and head coach (Tim) McCrory had good talks while walking during the campus tour and he’s just a great coach to be around.”
Richmond is hoping to take some more visits before school starts but is currently focused on playing out his senior season before making any decisions. After spending his junior year at Roosevelt, he’s returned to Jefferson and he has high expectations for himself and the Demos. “I feel great and absolutely confident about the team this year,” Richmond said. “I feel like we can win the state title without a doubt because we are all unselfish and we all care about winning. Me personally, I feel like I can fit in by bringing maximum effort on both sides of the ball and communicating with my teammates.”
Richmond currently ranks as the #50 player in the PrepHoops Class of 2019 rankings.