Hawks Sign Flyers Richardson to 10-Day Contract

January 27, 2007 - NBA Development League (D-League) - Fort Worth Flyers

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GREENVILLE, S.C.- The Atlanta Hawks today signed Fort Worth Flyers forward Jeremy Richardson to a 10-day contract, according to Hawks\' Executive Vice President/General Manager Billy Knight. Richardson is the seventh Gatorade Call-Up from the NBA Development League this season, the second from the Flyers.

The 6-foot-7 Richardson has started 15 games this season for the Flyers, averaging 18.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 1.5 apg (.466 FG%, .404 3FG%, .864 FT%). He is tied for 11th in the league in scoring. Richardson was selected by the Flyers with the ninth pick of the second round in the 2006 D-League Draft.

Last season at Delta State University, Richardson started all 31 games, and averaged 17.8 ppg and 5.0 rpg (.492 FG%, .404 3FG%, .810 FT%), leading the Statesmen with 65 three-pointers made, and scoring 20-or-more-points 12 times. He put in 15.0 ppg and 4.2 rpg as a junior in 2004-05.

He was named First Team All-Gulf South Conference following both his junior and senior campaigns, and is the school\'s 14th all-time leading scorer. Richardson played his first two collegiate seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, MS.

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