Southern Lee’s Richmond invited to workout with Rockets

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Former East Carolina standout Akeem Richmond participated in a pre-draft workout for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Richmond, a record-setting scorer and three-point shooter in his collegiate career with Rhode Island and East Carolina, was a star for Southern Lee. His No. 2 jersey is retired in Cavalier Court and the only Cavalier number retired in the 10 years of Southern Lee basketball.

“I’ve been working 17 years for this one moment,” Richmond said prior to the workout. “I just wanted to thank God for the opportunity. I also want to thank my parents, coach Lebo and his staff, my teammates and everyone at ECU who supported me along the journey.”

Richmond finished his career ranked seventh on the all-time NCAA three-point field goals made list with 416, playing his first two seasons at the University of Rhode Island before electing to transfer to ECU. Richmond scored 1,622 points during his four-year collegiate, including 994 during his final two seasons at ECU with 1,248 points coming from outside the arc.

As a senior, Richmond led all NCAA Division I players with 155 made three-pointers, the third-highest single-season total in NCAA history. He averaged an NCAA-best 4.56 three-pointers made per game. He finished the year with an average of 18.0 points per game and was named Second Team All-Conference USA. He made an ECU, C-USA and C-USA Tournament single-game record 11 three-pointers in the first round of the championship event against Texas-San Antonio, breaking his own school record of 10 set twice earlier in his senior season.