WVU Adds Juco Big Ethan Richardson To 2019 Class
After a visit to campus the previous weekend, Fresno City College forward Ethan Richardson has committed to West Virginia. He will be eligible this fall and will have two seasons of play remaining at WVU.
A native of Madera, California, Richardson as a three-time MVP at Madera High School, where he was the single season and all-time leading scorer. He averaged 24 points and six rebounds per game as a junior, and followed that up with 27 and 12 averages in his senior year 0f 2015-16. A versatile player, he tallied 2.7 blocks per game. and also made 33% of his 3-point attempts in his final year. That earned him several honors, including a first team spot all-county and Metro Atlantic Conference teams as well as a position on the Fresno Bee all-star squad.
He enrolled at City College of San Francisco for the 2016-17 season and played in eight games with seven starts, averaging 11.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
He then transferred to Reedley College but did not play or finish out the year, returning to his home to map out his next move. He decided on Fresno City College for the 2018-19 campaign. Averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in 32 games for the Rams, Richardson helped the team to a 28-4 record, a conference championship, and a spot in the state’s junior college (CCCAA) final four.
At FCC, Richardson began honing his post game, making 63.8% of his shots from the field while attempting just two 3-pointers on the season. He averaged 23 minutes per contest and earned a spot on the CCCAA all-tournament team.
Richardson is the fifth member of the WVU Class of 2019, joining Miles McBride, Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil and Oscar Tshiebwe. He is expected to sign his letter of intent next week.
WVU still has one scholarship remaining, and continues to look at several wing players to complete its roster.