It wasn’t a long recruitment, but it was an intense one for Trenton (NJ) Catholic wing Malachi Richardson. The 6-foot-6 wing is one of the best pure scorers in the country, and on Friday at his high school he made his college commitment.
In front of family and friends, Richardson decided to select the Syracuse Orange. The Orange landed Richardson over fellow finalists Indiana, Villanova, and Connecticut. This is a big win for the Orange, and their second commitment in the class of 2015.
Richardson is a five-star prospect and the No. 18 overall player in his class. His length on the wing is prototypical of what Syracuse boss Jim Boeheim likes to bring into his program, and the style of play is something that definitely appealed to Richardson in selecting Syracuse.
By joining the fold, Richardson is now in a two man class with four-star power forward Tyler Lydon who picked the school earlier this fall. This gives the Orange the base for one of the better classes in the country as Syracuse continues to be a massive force in the Northeast on the recruiting trail.
Look for Richardson to come in right away and provide a major scoring punch off the bench, and to be someone who can really stretch opposing defenses. Richardson has made great strides with his game in areas other than shooting, but still putting the ball in the basket from distance is what he does best.