Syracuse Basketball: Kadary Richmond what Orange needs for 2020-21 season

With the loss of Elijah Hughes, Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball will be looking for Kadary Richmond to fill that role come next season.

Brewster Academy Star Kadary Richmond committed to the school last year. And after many visits and offers from teams in Florida State, UConn, etc. Richmond understood that going to play for Syracuse Basketball was the perfect decision for his growth. Being a New York native, Richmond looks to put on a show at the Carrier Dome and contribute to the team’s turnaround come next season.

Syracuse was able to bring in a smart IQ player that knows what he’s doing with the basketball. Richmond tends to know how to control the game when he is on offense. His ability to create space off the dribble and penetration made him such a gifted scorer in High School. Given his point guard skills for his size, Richmond will be able to play the point forward position to his advantage. He will be able to have the ball in his hands on offense, then use his size to get a stop on the other end.

Coach Boeheim seems optimistic about Richmond’s emergence on the team. A team that only shot 33% from beyond the arc this past season, Richmond’s shooting ability will hopefully contribute to the team becoming more efficient from three-point land. If Richmond brings the right energy on the offensive end, it could elevate his game and possibly help the players around him wit their efficiency.

With making the transition from High School to the collegiate level, Richmond looks to take his game to the next level. With the struggles that Syracuse has had over the previous couple of seasons, there needs to be a new head on the floor who can make a difference. Although Elijah Hughes was a sensational offensive player to carry the team, it’s obvious that the team needs more going forward.

Richmond will learn how to become a better leader and diversify his game on the floor. With his size and length, possibly that point forward gives him an advantage against opposing teams. His athleticism and attention to detail is something special and can help this team in a positive way. With the confidence Jim Boeheim has for this kid, expect Richmond to find his success during his playing years for the Orange.