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J.J. Richardson
J.J.  Richardson

Hometown:
Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Hightower

Last College:
Pittsburgh

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 255

Position:
F

Birthdate:
02/06/1991

Experience:
2L

Major:
Health


2013-14 Game-by-Game | 2012-13 Game-by-Game


SENIOR (2013-14)
Competed in 24 games with five starts... Made his season debut against Texas State... Finished with two points and a rebound against the Bobcats... Posted with two points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Finished with 11 points and two assists at Texas A&M... Made his first start of the season against San Jose State... Finished with seven points and four rebounds against the Spartans... Scored five straight points late in the game to give the Cougars a lead... Posted 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and grabbed three rebounds with a pair of steals against Alcorn State... Returned to the lineup at UConn... Finished with six points and three rebounds against the Huskies... Scored six points with four rebounds at SMU... Scored eight points on 4-of-4 shooting with four rebounds against UCF... Scored four points with seven rebounds at Temple... Posted eight points with five rebounds and two blocks on Senior Night vs. USF. The American Championship: Finished with four points and four rebounds after starting against No. 25/23 SMU in the Quarterfinals.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2012-13)
Competed in 19 games with two starts at Southern Miss and at SMU... Missed the first eight games due to a foot injury... Made his Houston debut against Texas Southern... Finished with two points, three rebounds, a block, two steals and two fouls against the Tigers... Scored three points and grabbed three rebounds against Texas-Pan American... Made the first start of his collegiate career in the Conference USA road opener at Southern Miss... Finished with two points, an assist and steal against the Golden Eagles... Posted eight points with two rebounds against UCF... Scored six points with two rebounds against Tulsa... Finished with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and a pair of assists at Rice... Made the start at SMU, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, a block, steal and assist. CBI First Round: Scored six points, going 4-of-4 from the free throw line against Texas. CBI Quarterfinals: Posted six points on 3-of-5 shooting with two rebounds in 11 minutes at George Mason.

Game Highs
Points 13 at Rice (1/30/13)
FG 5 (2X) Most recently
vs. Alcorn State (12/9/13)
FGA 10 at RV/RV UConn (1/30/14)
3FG None
3FGA None
FT 5 at Texas A&M (12/4/13)
FTA 6 at Texas A&M (12/4/13)
Rebounds 7 at Temple (3/1/14)
Assists 2 (3X) Most recently
at Texas A&M (12/4/13)
Steals 2 (4X) Most recently
vs. Alcorn State (12/9/13)
Blocks 2 (3X) Most recently
vs. USF (3/4/14)
Minutes 24 at SMU (2/2/13)

JUNIOR (2011-12)
Did not compete in any games as he restored his eligibility after transferring from Pittsburgh... Practiced regularly with the team.

PRE-HOUSTON
Competed for two seasons (2009-11) at Pittsburgh before transferring. Sophomore (2010-11): Helped lead the Panthers to the Big East Conference regular-season championship... Played in 23 games as a reserve... Averaged 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds per game... Scored a season-high six points against Penn and Delaware State... Grabbed four rebounds with four points against Maryland-Eastern Shore. Freshman (2009-10): Played in 22 games as a reserve... Served as a backup at the center and power forward positions... Named a Big East Academic All-Star... Earned team's Jaron Brown Pursuit of Excellence Award at team banquet... Saw action in two NCAA Tournament games... Scored four points with two rebounds in 11 minutes vs. West Virginia... Set career-highs for points (nine), rebounds (four), free throws made and attempted (3-5) and minutes played (14) at West Virginia... Played six minutes with two rebounds and an assist vs. DePaul... Played 10 minutes with two points and two rebounds vs. Texas.

HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for two seasons for head coach David Green... Graduated in 2009... Played with the Houston Elite AAU team for head coach Rick Nelson...Guided Houston Elite to the Reebok Summer Championship semifinals... Impressed at AAU tournaments in both Philadelphia and Las Vegas prior to his senior year... Averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds per game during summer 2008...Helped guide team to Memorial Day Great American Shootout title in 2008. Senior (2008-09): Averaged 8.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and shot 57.9 percent (73-126) from the floor... Helped guide the Hurricanes to a 28-10 overall record, 13-0 league record and 20-game win streak...Reached double digit scoring in nine games and double figure rebounding in three contests... Saw action in 22 games on the year... Scored a season-high 19 points vs. Austin...Scored 16 points (10-16 FG) vs. Bush... Finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. Katy Taylor... Scored 12 points with 12 rebounds vs. Bush... Grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Lufkin... Helped lead team to a No. 35 national preseason ranking by ESPN Rise Magazine and No. 2 in the state of Texas... Was a preseason All-Houston selection by ESPN Rise Magazine. Junior (2007-08): Helped guide the Hurricanes to a 27-10 record in Class 3-5A... Averaged eight points and eight rebounds per game.

PERSONAL
Full name is Johnny Wayne Richardson, Jr., but goes by the nickname J.J... Born Feb. 6, 1991, in Kettering, Ohio... Son of Johnny and Bridget Richardson... Majoring in health... Has an older sister Jalesa, who is 10 months older... Grew up in Troy, Ohio, before moving to Texas following his freshman year of high school.

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