High-scoring guard from Southern Lee transfers from Rhode Island to East Carolina.
If Rhode Island freshman Akeem Richmond buries a couple of 3-pointers or makes a key steal against North Carolina in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday, a tiny bit of the credit – or perhaps blame – should probably go to former Tar Heel Raymond Felton.
Richmond, who grew up in Sanford as a “die-hard” Carolina basketball fan, was a ball boy for UNC’s 2005 NCAA championship team. And snagging rebounds for the former All America (and current Charlotte Bobcat) made an impact.
Akeem Richmond picks his school
Southern Lee's Richmond finishes with 2,846 points.
Richmond scores 23 points in the fourth quarter and finishes with 38.
Akeem Richmond of Southern Lee High scored 44 points, and had 10 assists and nine steals in Wednesday night's 70-56 win over Fayetteville Pine Forest.