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32 Chris Richard
  • Senior 3L
  • Forward/Center 6-9, 255
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • Lakeland Kathleen High School
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

An athletic and physical presence down low coming off his best season in a Gator uniform… Gave the Gators a punishing presence off the bench in 2005-06, his first completely healthy season at UF… An imposing presence in the frontcourt he rebounds and defends well with strong shot-blocking ability… Active around the offensive glass with a soft finishing touch… Can play both the power forward and center spots…

AS A JUNIOR 2005-06: Played a tremendous role for the 2006 national champion Gators, as first off the bench a team-high 26 times during his junior year… Posted career-highs of 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while playing just under 20 minutes a game… Scored in double figures on nine occasions, including a 14-point showing against Tennessee on Feb. 22 with all 14 points coming in the first half… Blocked 14 shots on the year… Hit a career-best 70.4 percent from the free throw line, getting there 54 times, a drastic improvement over his first two years when he hit 55.3 and 60.9 percent respectively… He hit a staggering 69.8 percent from the floor, a percentage that could have led the nation had he posted enough attempts to qualify… Tied a career-high with six free throw attempts against St. Peter's… Made 4-of-4 from the field against the Peacocks… Set a career-high with 14 points against Albany… Tied a career-high with five field goals, six field goal attempts and four free throws against the Great Danes… Recorded a season-high five rebounds against Syracuse… Shot 4-for-5 from the field, scoring 10 points and grabbing five rebounds against the Orangemen… Played 23 minutes against Florida State… Set a season-high in rebounds with seven and blocks with two against Alabama State… Went 2-for-3 from the field against UCF… Played 15 minutes against Providence… Was a perfect 2-for-2 from the field for seven points against the Friars… Tied a career and season-highs with five field goals and six field goal attempts against Bethune Cookman… Grabbed seven rebounds against the Wildcats… Set a career-high with three assists against Bethune Cookman… Had a perfect 5-for-5 performance from the field against Jacksonville… Set a career-high with two steals against the Dolphins… Went 2-for-3 from the field against Miami… Had six field goals in nine attempts against FAMU… Led the team with nine rebounds, including seven defensive boards against the Rattlers… Scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds against Auburn… Tied his season-best with two blocked shots against Savannah State… Had five points and rebounds against the Tigers… Played 14 minutes against Vanderbilt and contributed with seven points and three rebounds… Went 2-for-2 from the field against Mississippi and grabbed three rebounds… Scored 10 points against Kentucky on 4-of-5 shooting… Played 15 minutes and contributed six points against LSU… Matched his career-high of 14 points during the first 18 minutes against Tennessee… Became the third Gator this season to have a perfect shooting night (7-of-7) with a minimum of five shots attempted against Tennessee… Played 17 minutes against Alabama and grabbed four rebounds… Grabbed six rebounds in 17 minutes against Georgia… Had eight points and six rebounds coming off the bench against Kentucky… Led all bench players with 10 points and seven rebounds in the SEC Tournament semifinals against LSU… Made 2-of-4 shots in the SEC Tournament championship game against South Carolina… Made 3-of-6 shots against South Alabama at the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville for six points… Had five points and four rebounds against UW-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament… Had two points in 14 minutes against Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament regional semifinal… Had two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes against Villanova… Played 24 minutes in the national semifinal game against George Mason and contributed with three rebounds and two points… Scored six points in the national championship game against UCLA…

AS A SOPHOMORE 2004-05: One of the most improved players on the Gators' roster from the beginning of the season to its end… Came up with the most significant performance of his career in the most opportune time, scoring six points and pulling down six boards against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament title game… While neither total was a career-high, his activity on the glass helped set the tone for a dominating performance up front by the Gators… Improved his shot-blocking ability during his sophomore campaign and had two games of four blocks… Made only shot attempt in 11 minutes of playing time against Jacksonville in season opener… Netted 11 points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked three shots in 14 minutes of play against FAU… Scored two points, grabbed two rebounds, blocked two shots, and handed out one assist in 16 minutes of play against Providence… Provided solid post presence against FAMU while recording seven points, three rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal in 15 minutes of action… Scored two points and grabbed three boards in a season-high 21 minutes against Miami… Scored four points, collected three rebounds, and blocked one shot in 14 minutes of play against Stetson… Saw limited action against Louisville… Netted six points and matched a career-high eight rebounds in 15 minutes of action versus Georgia Southern… Scored two points, blocked two shots, dished out an assist, recorded a steal and pulled down a rebound against Eastern Kentucky… Blocked a career-high four shots, grabbed four rebounds and scored two points versus Sam Houston State… Scored two points in 10 minutes of action against Florida State… In 16 minutes of play, recorded four points and three rebounds against Arkansas… Made his only field goal attempt in five minutes of play against Auburn… Notched four points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of action versus Vanderbilt… In nine minutes of action against Tennessee, scored four points and grabbed two rebounds… Hauled down four rebounds in addition to two points, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes played against Georgia… Chipped in nine points, going 3-3 from the line, and pulled down five rebounds in 12 minutes of action against South Carolina… Grabbed two rebounds, while scoring two points and making a steal in 13 minutes of play versus Miss. State… Four points, seven rebounds, and a steal in 17 minutes against Alabama… Matched a career-high with two assists, to go along with two points and one rebound in 13 minutes of action against Kentucky… Saw seven minutes of court time against Tennessee… Made all three shot attempts en route to a seven-point, one-rebound, one-assist performance in 14 minutes against Ole Miss… Notched four points and two rebounds in 12 minutes of action against LSU… Collected two rebounds, two blocks and one point in 13 minutes of play against Vanderbilt… In four minutes of action versus South Carolina, Richard scored two points… Tallied two points and recorded a steal in 11 minutes of play against Georgia… Grabbed an offensive rebound and collected one steal in seven minutes off the bench against Kentucky… In limited action against Mississippi State in the SEC tournament quarterfinals, Richard grabbed one rebound, dished out one assist and made one steal in 10 minutes of action… In 14 minutes of play versus Alabama in the SEC semifinals, Richard grabbed four rebounds in 14 minutes of play… Grabbed six rebounds, scored six points and made a steal in the SEC tournament Championship game versus Kentucky… Tied a career-high with four blocks to go along with four points, four rebounds and a steal in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament against Ohio… Notched four points and two rebounds against Villanova in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003-04 - Shot 60.5 percent from the field, converting 46-of-76 attempts on the season … Recorded 23 points over a two-game stretch against Tennessee (11) and Vanderbilt (12) … Recorded six three-point plays on the season … Saw action in 30 of 31 contests … Scored 10 points in collegiate debut against Montana State, shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from the field … Recorded a team-best eight rebounds and three blocks versus the Bobcats … Also in that outing, tallied a team-high three slams … Scored six points on 3-for-4 shooting and grabbed six rebounds, while playing 21 minutes against then-No. 3 Arizona in the MassMutual Classic … Picked up first steal and assist of career while hauling in eight rebounds and scoring five points in 18 minutes versus Florida A&M … Recorded three blocked shots against UCF, tying his career-best … Scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting over a two-game stretch against Northeastern and Eastern Kentucky … Scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes of play against Tennessee … Had a career-best game, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the line against Vanderbilt … Recorded a block, a steal, and two rebounds in 11 minutes of play against Ole Miss … Scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds against Alabama in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals … Had seven points, three rebounds, and one blocked shot in 13 minutes against Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament semifinals …

PREP - Selected as Florida's Mr. Basketball, the Gatorade Florida High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year and the Class 4A Player of the Year in 2003 after helping Lakeland Kathleen to a 22-6 mark… The third Mr. Basketball from the state of Florida to play for Billy Donovan joining 1998 winner Teddy Dupay and 2000 winner Orien Greene… Averaged 17.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 7.0 blocked shots per game during his senior seasons… Rated as one of the top power forwards in the nation by every major recruiting service… Ranked as the No. 44 overall high school prospect by Rivalshoops.com… Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists during junior season … Lakeland advanced to the regional finals and ended the year with an impressive 28-5 record … Teammates in high school with Rashad Anderson of UConn… Was a high school teammate with former Gator Chris Capko … Played on the adidas All-Stars with 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudamire of the Phoenix Suns…

What They Are Saying

"When Chris has that mind-set, like he's just going to physically dominate everyone, he's one of the better big men in the SEC." - Former Florida guard Matt Walsh

Chris Richard's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2003-04 30-0 391 46-76 .605 0-0 .000 21-38 .553 78 2.6 3 29 13 8 68-1 113 3.8
2004-05 32-0 396 45-73 .616 0-0 .000 14-23 .609 80 2.85 10 26 20 13 64-1 104 3.3
2005-06 39-0 681 97-139 .698 0-0 .000 38-54 .704 140 3.6 19 36 14 14 83-0 232 5.9
TOTALS 101-0 1468 188-288 .652 0-0 .000 73-115 .634 298 2.9 32 91 47 35 215-2 449 4.4
Chris Richard's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV
2003-04 15-0 171 18-35 .514 0-0 .000 13-19 .684 20 1.3 0 12 2 4 34-0 49 3.3
2004-05 16-0 181 21-34 .618 0-0 .000 7-11 .636 32 2.0 4 12 2 6 32-0 49 3.1
2005-06 16-0 259 37-57 .649 0-0 .000 10-14 .714 60 3.8 7 12 3 6 24-0 71 4.4
TOTALS 47-0 611 76-126 .603 0-0 .000 30-44 .682 112 2.4 11 36 7 16 90-0 169 3.6
Chris Richard's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2003-04 1-0 9 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.0
2004-05 2-0 27 4-6 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 6 3.0 0 2 4 1 5-0 8 4.0
2005-06 6-0 91 9-15 .600 0-0 .000 5-6 .833 12 2.0 3 2 4 0 13-0 23 3.8
TOTALS 9-0 127 13-21 .619 0-0 .000 5-6 .833 18 2.0 3 4 8 1 18-0 31 3.4

Points
Season 14, 2x, last vs. Tenn. (2/22/06)
Career 14, 2x, last vs. Tenn. (2/22/06)
Rebounds
Season 9, vs. FAMU (12/30/05)
Career 9, vs. FAMU (12/30/05)
Field Goals
Season 7, vs. Tennessee (2/22/06)
Career 7, vs. Tennessee (2/22/06)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 9, vs. FAMU (12/30/05)
Career 9, vs. FAMU (12/30/05)
3-Point FGs
Season
Career
3-Point FG Attempts
Season
Career 1, vs. FAMU (12/02/03)
Free Throws
Season 4, vs. Albany (11/10/05)
Career 4, 2x, last vs. Albany (11/10/05)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 6, vs. St. Peter's (11/9/05)
Career 6, 2x, last vs. St. Peter's (11/9/05)
Assists
Season 3, vs. BCC (12/9/05)
Career 3, vs. BCC (12/9/05)
Steals
Season 2, 2x, last vs. S. Carolina (2/8/06)
Career 2, 2x, last vs. S. Carolina (2/8/06)
Blocked Shots
Season 2, 2x, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 4, 2x, last vs.Ohio (3/18/05)
Minutes Played
Season 24, vs. George Mason (4/1/06)
Career 24, vs. George Mason (4/1/06)

Misc. Stats 05-06 Career
Times led UF in scoring 0 0
Times led UF in Rebs. 1 3
Times led UF in Assists 0 0
Double figure scoring 9 13
Double figure reb. games 0 0
Double Doubles 0 0
Dunks 25 46
Charges Drawn 0 2
First off the Bench 26 35
Scored UF's First Pts. 0 0
Three Point Plays 2-6 11-15
Final Three Minutes from Line 0-0 0-0
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