Plano, TX (Future150) -- Zion Richardson is a class of 2019 guard out of Plano, Texas. Richardson stuck out in a very positive way to the Future150 staff over the summer as he made the all-star game at the Future150 Dallas Camp, and was also invited to the Future150 National All-American Camp, where he stood out as well.
At 6'4", he has great size for a guard and plays very unselfishly. He is a very good athlete and has no problems knocking down a jumper from anywhere on the floor. Playing at Liberty High School (TX), he's definitely a major factor despite still being an underclassmen.
"The season is going good, we are improving day by day and every game we play," Richardson told Future150 regarding his high school season so far. "I've been taking pride in locking down the best player on each team, and continuing to work on my three-point shooting and ball-handling."
Seeing Richardson over the summer, it was quite easy to tell that he had D1 potential off of intangibles and physical attributes alone. With decent scoring abilities, unselfish play, and being a prideful defender, he has all the tools of being a mid-major prospect, at the least. He doesn't have any offers on his plate just yet, but there are programs showing interest.
"Recruiting is coming along. I'm recieiving D1 interest now that I'm playing on varsity," Richardson said. "Akron, Boise State, Pepperdine, Rice, and Tulsa (are showing interest). Other schools have talked to my coach, but he didn't say who."
Even though he still probably has a little bit further to go before officially picking up his first division one offer, the interest is not surprising. We would expect more programs to start to learn about Richardson and reach out to him over the remainder of the high school season.
Even though his offer list is empty now, it should definitely see its fair share of schools during his upperclassmen years. Stay locked in with Future150 as we continue to track Richardson's progress on the court, and which programs are keeping tabs on him.