Hometown: Saginaw, MI
One of Tri State’s most essential players, Jason Richardson returns as co-captain for a second season. In 2019, his rookie campaign, he led his team in assists (averaging 1.8 per game), steals (0.9 per game), and 3-point shots made (10). His seven steals were surpassed by only two BIG3 players. He also pulled down 10 rebounds in Tri State’s pivotal Week 8 victory over Power.
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 is expected to be the centerpiece of the team’s offense.
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 NBA draft and later became the fifth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.
Richardson went on to play 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, named to the All-Rookie team. As an NBA player, Richardson has totaled 14,644 points, 4,265 rebounds, and 2,284 assists.