Oct 9, 2012
Binghamton Gets Another Recruit For 2013

Press & Sun-Bulletin

http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20121009/SPORTS03/310090005/Binghamton-University-men-s-basketball-team-gets-another-commit-Class-2013?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Binghamton University men’s basketball coach Tommy Dempsey has received his second verbal commitment for the incoming class of 2013 in Magnus Richards, a 6-foot-7 forward from Silver Springs, Md.

Richards, who attends Fisburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., committed to BU on Oct. 1 following a campus visit. Thanks to his limited high school playing experience — Richards played two seasons at James Hubert Blake High School before going to Fisburne — he was not heavily recruited.

Blake coach Marcus Wiggins is convinced the ceiling for Richards is sky high.

“He’s definitely one of the top 5 kids to play at Blake, said Wiggins, who begins his seventh season as coach this winter. That includes a young man who was the captain of the Pittsburgh team a few years ago, Jermaine Dixon.”

In Dixon’s last season for the University of Pittsburgh, he averaged 10.6 points per game for a team that went 25-9 in 2009-10.

“It was a mixture of things, Richards said when asked why he committed to Binghamton. My parents really liked the school. The school really liked me. I really wanted to play for a school that wanted me.”

Binghamton Gets Another Recruit For 2013

Press & Sun-Bulletin

http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20121009/SPORTS03/310090005/Binghamton-University-men-s-basketball-team-gets-another-commit-Class-2013?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Binghamton University men’s basketball coach Tommy Dempsey has received his second verbal commitment for the incoming class of 2013 in Magnus Richards, a 6-foot-7 forward from Silver Springs, Md.

Richards, who attends Fisburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., committed to BU on Oct. 1 following a campus visit. Thanks to his limited high school playing experience — Richards played two seasons at James Hubert Blake High School before going to Fisburne — he was not heavily recruited.

Blake coach Marcus Wiggins is convinced the ceiling for Richards is sky high.

“He’s definitely one of the top 5 kids to play at Blake, said Wiggins, who begins his seventh season as coach this winter. That includes a young man who was the captain of the Pittsburgh team a few years ago, Jermaine Dixon.”

In Dixon’s last season for the University of Pittsburgh, he averaged 10.6 points per game for a team that went 25-9 in 2009-10.

“It was a mixture of things, Richards said when asked why he committed to Binghamton. My parents really liked the school. The school really liked me. I really wanted to play for a school that wanted me.”






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