Malachi Richardson

Malachi Richardson (SAC) – “TBD”

(Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports)
(Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports)


Sac Logo Guard: 6’6, 205 lbs; 2nd year, Syracuse

NBA Role: (raw) two-way wing • UnderDOG

A fast-riser* heading into the 2016 Draft, Malachi Richardson was the driving force for ‘Cuse during their late burst to the Final Four; a lanky, (future) two-way guard who loves making plays, Richardson is gonna be a problem if he gains more strength to compete at a higher level on both ends; 7-FOOT wingspan – Richardson’s always a candidate for steals, is able to play passing lanes, help and recover since his limbs are longer than most**; aggressive offensively – Richardson trusts his jumper & handle, so confidence isn’t an issue – he uses his size to get inside the lane, able to score via quick runners; must learn to absorb contact, make reads if pressured in the paint; decent shooter, can he spot up and keep the floor spaced?

*some felt he could have used another year (or two) at school but his impressive performance in the tournament made it “impossible” to return

**it’s glorious – right, John Henson (MIL)?

Signature Shot: TBD.

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 3.6 points/game, 1 rebound/game, 41% FG
  • McDonald’s All-American (2015)