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Chris Richard


6' 9"
Lakeland, Fla.
255 lbs.
Lakeland Kathleen

One of the most improved players in the Southeastern Conference, he was the 2007 SEC Sixth Man of the Year…Left UF as the winningest player in school history, and was a part of 112 wins, three SEC Tournament titles, an SEC East title, an SEC regular season title and two national titles in his four years in Gainesville…Was critical in the Gators’ run to the 2007 national title, hitting an astounding 84.6 percent from the floor in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, averaging 9.0 points per game…

AS A SENIOR 2006-07: Hauled in three rebounds and blocked a pair of shots in 18 minutes against Samford...Scored six points off the bench in the win over North Florida...Netted nine points and grabbed five rebounds, both season highs, against Jacksonville...Posted six points, a block and a steal in the Chattanooga game...Scored four points in 10 minutes versus Prairie View...Contributed a season-high 10 points in the defeat of Western Kentucky...Grabbed five rebounds and tied his career high with three assists, in addition to scoring two points, against Kansas...Had four points and a season-high six boards in the win over Southern...Collected two points and two boards versus Florida State...Posted a season-high 11 points on the strength of 7-of-7 shooting from the free throw line, while also collecting four rebounds, against Providence...Earned his first career start against FAMU, and responded with six points on 3-of-3 shooting, four rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in the win...Remained in the starting lineup versus Stetson, scoring six points and handing out two assists...Made his third-straight start in the Ohio State game, and finished with four points and four rebounds...Scored eight points and collected two rebounds in a starting role versus UAB...Came off of the bench to score four points and grab two rebounds against Liberty...Chipped in with four points and two boards in the Gators’ home win over Georgia...Scored four points and hauled in five rebounds versus Arkansas...Chipped in with one point, three rebounds and two steals in the win over South Carolina...Scored three points and grabbed a rebound in the win over Ole Miss...Had a nine-point, three-rebound night in the win over Mississippi State...Tallied eight points and five boards in the win over Auburn...Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds in the home win over Vanderbilt...Hauled in seven rebounds to go with two points in the home win over Tennessee...Scored three points, grabbed seven rebounds, blocked a shot, handed out an assist and recorded a steal in an all-around performance against Georgia in Athens...The contest against the Bulldogs marked his 125th game played for UF, moving him into a four-way tie for 10th in school history...Matched his season high with 11 points, while also pulling in five boards and recording a steal, in the win over Kentucky in Lexington...Came off the bench for 14 minutes of action, four points and three rebounds in Florida’s comeback win over Alabama...Saw 22 minutes of playing time and chipped in two points and one rebound against Vanderbilt in Nashville...Tied his career high with 14 points, on 6-of-7 shooting from the field, and added six rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end, in 24 of action versus South Carolina...The win over the Gamecocks was the 102nd of his career, tying him atop the all-time school chart with teammate Lee Humphrey and former Gator Adrian Moss...Shot 6-of-7 from the field to finish with 12 points and a rebound versus LSU...Netted 12 points and ripped down five rebounds versus Tennessee...The Tennessee game was his 131st-career contest, tying him with Matt Bonner for the most games played in school history...Scored four points and collected four rebounds in the win over Kentucky, establishing school records for career games played (132) and career victories (103)...Turned in five points and four boards in 24 minutes against Georgia in the conference tournament...Scored four points and grabbed five rebounds versus Ole Miss...Scored eight points and hauled in six rebounds in the SEC Tournament championship game against Arkansas...Dropped a career-high 17 points, and added six rebounds, against Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Hit eight of his nine field goal attempts in the game, establishing a career best for shots made in a contest...Used a 4-for-4 performance from the free throw line to post eight points and grab two boards in the second-round win over Purdue at the NCAA Tournament...Chipped in with two points and two boards in the victory over Butler in St. Louis...Grabbed six offensive rebounds and added three points in the win over Oregon in the Midwest regional final...Dropped 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, while also contributing four rebounds, in the win over UCLA in the national semifinal...Posted eight points and a season-high eight boards in the national championship game against Ohio State…

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…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…

PERSONAL - Chose Florida over Alabama, Auburn and Miami … Committed to Florida on July 5, 2002…Born on December 25, 1984.  


  • The third Mr. Basketball for the state of Florida to play for Billy Donovan (Teddy Dupay, 1998; Orien Greene, 2000)
  • Former high school teammate of Rashad Anderson of UConn
  • High school teammate of former Gator Chris Capko
  • Played on the adidas All-Stars with NBA Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudamire of the Phoenix Suns in the summer of 2001

Chris Richard’s Career Statistics

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
2006-07 40-4 735 98-142 .690 0-0 .000 52-83 .627 147 3.7 17 47 12 13 92-4 248 6.2
TOTALS 141-4 2203 286-430 .652 0-0 .000 125-198 .623 445 3.2 49 138 59 48 307-2 697 4.8
Chris Richard’s SEC Statistics
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
2006-07 16-0 289 38-56 .679 0-0 .000 19-35 .543 61 3.8 6 21 3 7 34-1 95 5.9
TOTALS 63-0 900 114-182 .615 0-0 .000 49-79 .644 173 2.7 17 57 10 23 124-1 264 4.2
Chris Richard’s NCAA Statistics
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
2006-07 6-0 113 22-26 .846 0-0 .000 10-12 .833 28 4.7 3 9 1 1 16-1 54 9.0
TOTALS 15-0 240 35-47 .528 0-0 .000 15-18 .416 46 2.4 6 13 9 2 34-0 85 4.2

Season.................. 17, vs. Jack. St. (3/16/07)
Career .................. 17, vs. Jack. St. (3/16/07)
Season................... 8, vs. Ohio St. (4/02/07)
Career.................... 9, vs. FAMU (12/30/05)
Field Goals
Season................... 8, vs. Jack. St. (3/16/07)
Career..................... 8, vs. Jack. St. (3/16/07)
Field Goal Attempts
Season.................... 9, vs. Jack. St. (3/16/07)
Career ...... 9, 2x, last vs. Jack. St. (3/16/07)
3-Point FGs
Season   .................................................... None
Career     .................................................... None
3-Point FG Attempts
Season     .................................................. None
Career     ...............  1, vs. FAMU (12/02/03)
Free Throws
Season........... 7, vs. Providence (12/06/06) 
Career............ 7, vs. Providence (12/06/06)
Free Throw Attempts
Season........... 7, vs. Providence (12/06/06)
Career...... ..... 7, vs. Providence (12/06/06)
Season................... 3, vs. Kansas (11/25/06)
Career..... 3, 2x, last vs. Kansas (11/25/06)
Season 2, 2x, last vs. S. Carolina (1/13/07)
Career   2, 4x, last vs. S. Carolina (1/13/07)
Blocked Shots
Season....... 2, 2x, last vs. FAMU (1/18/06)
Career     .......  4, 2x, last vs.Ohio (3/18/05)
Minutes Played
Season................ 29, vs. Kansas (11/25/06)
Career            30, vs. LSU (3/11/06)

Misc. Stats 06-07 Career
Times led UF in scoring 0 0
Times led UF in Rebs. 0 3
Times led UF in Assists 0 0
Double figure scoring 6 19
Double figure reb. games 0 0
Double Doubles 0 0
Dunks 30 77
Charges Drawn 0 2
First off the Bench 27 62
Scored UF's First Pts. 1 1
Three Point Plays 10-12 21-27
Final Three Minutes from Line 4-4 4-4


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