Colorado State University men’s basketball Head Coach Larry Eustachy announced Thursday that it will be adding former Oregon and Lee College guard Fred Richardson III to the roster.
The 6-foot-6 guard from Houston, Texas has signed a financial aid agreement with CSU and will join the Rams for the 2014-2015 season with two years of eligibility remaining.
“We feel very fortunate to add a player of his caliber at this point in the recruiting process,” Eustachy said. “He has good size and will bring a versatile skill set to our program.”
Richardson played in 10 games for Oregon as a freshman in 2012-2013, averaging 2.4 points in 5.1 minutes per game for the Ducks. He was a Top-50 recruit in the state of Texas as a high school senior in 2011-2012.
Last season, Richardson played for Lee College in Baytown, Texas. In his 18 games at Lee, he averaged 15.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, while shooting 36.1 percent on three-pointers.
“He has experience at the Division-I level and played in one of the best junior college leagues in the country,” Eustachy said. “On top of being a good basketball player, Fred also is a great student and a person of high character.”
In addition to being recruited by Colorado State, Richardson also drew attention from Gonzaga, Marquette, and Missouri.
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