Birthplace: Saginaw, MI
NBA Seasons: 13
Jason Richardson will take the mantle of Captain for Tri State for the 2022 campaign. In 2021 Richardson had an MVP caliber season, averaging 16 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also placed third in the BIG3 steals at nine for the season.
The versatile Richardson was the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 16.8 points per game. With former Tri State star Amar’e Stoudamire having moved on, Richardson became the team’s centerpiece.
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Richardson was a McDonald’s All-American and Mr. Basketball of Michigan before attending Michigan State University.
At Michigan State, Richardson became an NCAA champion and consensus second team All American. After two seasons with Michigan State, Richardson declared for the 2001 NBA draft was taken with the #5 Overall pick by the Golden State Warriors.
Richardson’s combination of mind-bending athleticism and an ultra-reliable three-point stroke (his career 3-point percentage was 37.0%) kept him in the NBA for a very long time. Richardson played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers. He was a two-time Slam-Dunk champion, and was named to the All-Rookie team in 2002. Over the course of his NBA career, Richardson totaled 14,644 points, 4,265 rebounds, 2,284 assists, and 1,608 made threes.