|12 Billy Richmond
Transfer to the University of Memphis from Vanderbilt ... began practicing with the Tigers in early January, 2002 ... presented the NIT champion Tigers quite a challenge both on offense and defense during practices ... came back from back spasms which sidelined him for the last two regular-season games at Houston and UAB to average 15 minutes in the Tigers? two games at the Conference USA Tournament ... for the year averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
LAST TIME OUT ? Played 11 minutes in the Tigers? NCAA Tournament loss to Arizona State, finishing with two points and four rebounds.
In his first career game as a Tiger scored a team-high 22 points in 32 minutes of play off the bench against Missouri ... was 9-of-19 from the field and also had seven rebounds, two assists a block and a steal ... matched a team-high with 14 points against Ole Miss ... was 6-of-14 from the field in 30 minutes of play as a starter ... scored 10 points, had three rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Tigers? win over No. 7 Illinois ... finished with a team-high 16 points at Arkansas but struggled at the free throw line ... made a couple big three-point plays in the second half against the Razorbacks ... scored 20 points in the Tigers? win over Villanova ... in the final minute tied the game with two free throws, tied up a Villanova player to force a Memphis possession, scored the go-ahead bucket with a leaner with 12.6 seconds to play, stole the ball on the Wildcats? next possession then proceeded to knock down two at the line to ice the win ... was 12-of-15 from the line against Villanova.
CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Recorded first career double-double, scoring 17 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in the Tigers? loss at Southern Miss.
H Came off the bench to score 12 points, pull down five rebounds and dish out four assists in 32 minutes of play against South Florida ... had a look at a game-winning basket with about five seconds to play but did not score on attempt while facing double team ... scored eight points, had seven rebounds and matched a career high with three steals in a 58-57 road win at Tulane.
H Ended an 0-for-18 three-point shooting slump by going 4-for-4 from beyond the arc in home-court win over TCU ... scored 12 points, had three rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Horned Frogs ... made it five three-pointers in a row, knocking down his lone three-point attempt against Cincinnati and finishing with 10 points against the Bearcats ... played 10 minutes against Louisville in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals, scoring one point while going 0-for-2 from the field ... drove baseline for a leaning jumper with about five seconds to play which would have given the Tigers the lead had it gone.
2000-01 AT VANDERBILT
Played in 29 of Vanderbilt?s 30 games as a freshman, starting 18 ... averaged 8.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists ... shot 34.8 percent from the field and 72.6 percent from the free throw line ... career-high 21 points came at Boston College, including 17 points and 13-of-15 shooting from the free throw line in the second half.
Scored the go-ahead goal with seven seconds remaining in a 70-66 win at Western Kentucky ... set five career highs in a three-game span against Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tennessee ... scored all 15 of his points at Kentucky in the second half ... also had a career-high six rebounds against the Wildcats during 36 minutes of play ... scored 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting against Alabama in the SEC Tournament.
Led the team in assists five times, steals five times, scoring twice and blocked shots twice.
Averaged 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game as a senior ... second-team all-state selection as a senior ... MLK Tournament MVP as well as the district MVP ... all-regional selection ... named to Commercial Appeal?s Super Five ... led Hamilton to a national top-25 ranking in USA Today ... team advanced to the state quarterfinals ... set a school record with 18 assists in one game ... named team captain ... high school coach was Ted Anderson.
Participated in the Southern Hoops Tournament, leading the Tennessee team to a third-place finish ... scored a tournament-high 32 points against Florida and ended the tournament with the second-most field goals and free throws.
MORE ABOUT BILLY
Son of Billy, Sr., and Jackie Richmond ... has two brothers, Nick (23) and Dustin (16) ... born Feb. 19, 1982 in Memphis ... communications major at the University of Memphis.
Points: 22 at Missouri (12/14/02)
FG Made: 9 at Missouri (12/14/02)
FG Attempts: 19 at Missouri (12/14/02)
3FG Made: 4 vs TCU (2/26/03)
3FG Attempts: 4 at Missouri (12/14/02), vs TCU (2/26/03)
FT Made: 12 vs Villanova (1/5/03)
FT Attempts: 15 vs Villanova (1/5/03)
Rebounds: 10 at Southern Miss (1/11/03)
Assists: 5 vs Villanova (1/5/03), vs Houston (1/22/03)
Steals: 3 vs Murray State, (12/30/02), vs Villanova (1/503), at Tulane (2/13/03)
Blocks: 1 vs 4 opponents
Minutes: 34 vs Villanova (1/5/03)
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2002-03. 21-6 449/21.4 65-162 .401 6-26 .231 43-90 .478 26-47 73 3.5 44-1 38 30 5 25 179/8.5