Former VHS star Richardson signs with USM
Published 9:32 am Friday, August 26, 2016
HATTIESBURG — Former Vicksburg High star D’Angelo Richardson is getting a chance to continue his college basketball career.
Richardson has signed with Southern Miss, the school announced Thursday. Richardson played the last two seasons at Holmes Community College. The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 12.8 points per game and was also successful off the court, earning MACJC and NJCAA academic honors for holding a 3.6 GPA or better.
In high school, Richardson was the 2013 Vicksburg Post Player of the Year after leading Vicksburg High to the Class 5A championship game.
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Richardson was one of five transfers Southern Miss added to the roster. It also brought in Tyree Griffin (Oklahoma State), Dominic Magee (Grand Canyon), Bilal Abdur-Rahim (Colby Community College) and Anfernee Hampton (Mississippi Gulf Coast).
Griffin started 15 games for Oklahoma State as a sophomore in 2015-16. The New Orleans native was fifth on the team in assists.
Magee was a four-star recruit out of Helen Cox High School in Harvey, La., and rated as the No. 2 prospect in Louisiana his senior year. He redshirted at Memphis as a freshman in 2014-15 before moving on to Grand Canyon.
Griffin and Magee will sit out the 2016-17 season per NCAA transfer rules.