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— Andy Kaiser (@AKaiser25) December 11, 2013
@Akaiser, thank you for making your first tweet to ESPN Recruiting Nation! Malachi Richardson is ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2015, and the 6-foot-5 shooting guard recently cut his list to six schools: Syracuse, Villanova, Rutgers, Arizona, Indiana and UConn.
Nova is involved because of the early effort and relationship coach Jay Wright made with Richardson in his freshman year. He's been on the Villanova campus several times and it's close to home. He recently visited Syracuse for their game against Indiana.
The school that lands this big=time shooter with offensive polish will be getting a bona fide 3-point shooter who strokes it with confidence. Richardson can pass and play defense, too, as he is not afraid to take a charge. I have seen him with his AAU club Team Final, which has had many outstanding Division I players and some high major stars such as Dion Waiters, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, just a few players coached by Rob Brown.
I believe it will come down to Nova and Syracuse for Richardson.
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