Player: Darius Richmond

Class: 2017

HT: 6'4

High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake VA

HS Statistics: 23ppg, 10rpg, 3.5apg, 2spg

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Performances of note: Darius scored 30 points against Virginia Episcopal matching up against Kentucky bound Sascha Killeya-Jones. He also scored 27 points against Walsingham Academy while squaring off against Wake Forest signee Richard Washington.

High School Coach Evaluation: Darius is a young man with his best basketball in front of him. Darius is a player that will reach his high ceiling; his work ethic is off the charts. Darius excels in the mid-range area, and attacks the basket with a graceful aggression. Despite his lean frame, Darius is a ferocious rebounder in traffic. Darius is an excellent passer, he routinely fires length of the court chest passes to streaking teammates. Two parts of Darius’s game that are overlooked are; his footwork near the rim, and the pace he plays with. Darius makes every teammate better on the court when he has the ball, because he sees the entire floor. In recent match ups with players going to Wake Forrest (Jefferson), and Kentucky (Jones), Darius was not only on par with them but showed he is equally a force in Virginia basketball. As Darius develops he will take being a great on ball defender, and translate it into becoming a better help defender. – Coach Paul Hutson, Jr -Greenbrier Christian Academy

Coach Frank says: Darius is one of the 757's most versatile and complete players. He has capably played all five positions in high school games this year and proven effective and productive in each role. A long 6'4, Darius is athletic and strong and is a very skilled playmaker. He handles the ball well and is a good passer. He can get to the basket and is a very good finisher, often able to seek out contact and play through it. He either gets to the line or scores on penetration as he has the ability to keep defenders off balance either with a series of dribble moves or by using his body and strength to his advantage. He is a skilled and elite playmaker using his lanky frame and explosiveness to beat defenders, attacks in an almost elusive manner seemingly playing at another speed than everyone else at times. Darius rebounds the basketball extremely well, pounding the glass on both ends relentlessly. He is an effort player, an energy giver! Defensively he has successfully guarded all five positions. He is a high IQ player with a great motor, athleticism and durability. With a well rounded skill set, strength and basketball smarts, Darius has the look of a player who can easily transition to the next level.