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Is it time for Syracuse to bring back guard Kadary Richmond?

Guard Kadary Richmond is ranked as the number one remaining prospect by 247 sports in the portal. The former Syracuse player transferred from SU after his freshman year, averaging just over six points before transferring to Seton Hall. The Brooklyn native stayed with the Pirates all the way to his senior year, but is now looking for a new home for his fifth year. So is there a chance the Senior journey’s back to SU, and what type of impact would he have on the squad?

Richmond back to the 315

There’s been no true rumors that have signaled Richmond coming back to Syracuse, but that’s not to say it’s out of the picture. The guard knows the SU program, and could be open to the move with a new head coach than when he last played for the Orange. Former head coach Jim Boeheim had high praise for Richmond saying, “He’s a tremendous college player,” Boeheim said via “I don’t know how many guys in college are better than him. Just a few maybe, if that. What he does, he’s as good as anybody.” That high praise along with the fact that Richmond was once a player under Boeheim is a good sign for his return. 

Richmond’s impact for SU

Regardless of if the guard comes back to Syracuse, he’s been a dominant force on the court for Seton Hall the past three seasons. Richmond averaged 14 points a game across his three years with the Pirates. In his junior year, he also shot 44% from three point range. That prolific scoring along with his 6’6” 210 frame makes Richmond extremely hard to defend against. If the guard was to commit, he would need a starting spot in the SU lineup. While I wrote an article about SU’s current starting five for next year last week, Richmond would take the spot of Chris Bell at shooting guard for next year. It’s simply too hard to keep the former Syracuse guard out of the lineup with the amount of talent he brings to the table. 

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