(born April 13, 1980) is an American
player who plays for the National Basketball Association
's Orlando Magic
. At 6'6" (1.98 m) and 228 lb (104 kg), he plays as a swingman
Richardson was born in Chicago
, to Lee and Emma Richardson.He arrived at DePaul University
after leading Whitney Young High School
to the state AA boys Basketball title in 1998. He averaged 17.9 points per game, and 10.2 rebounds per game in his two seasons at DePaul. He became the only player in school history to have 1,000+ points, 500+ rebounds, and 100+ three-point field goals
. As a freshman, he was elected both the Conference USA Player of the Year, and Freshman of the Year. Richardson declared for the NBA Draft
after his sophomore year with DePaul in 2000.
Richardson was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers
with the 18th pick of the 2000 NBA Draft
. He was selected after fellow Clippers Darius Miles
and Keyon Dooling
. Richardson would star in a documentary with Miles entitled The Youngest Guns
which chronicled their first three seasons in the NBA with the Clippers. Richardson spent four seasons with the Clippers before signing with the Phoenix Suns
as a free agent.
The 2004–05 season
was a big one for not only Richardson, but the Suns as well. He set a new Suns single-season record for......