Akeem Richmond scored 23 points and Caleb White had 14 for East Carolina (10-3).
Career Notes Must sit out the 2011-12 season in accordance with NCAA rules... Played his first two seasons at the University of Rhode Island before electing to transfer ... Will have two years of eligibility at East Carolina.
As A Sophomore At URI (2010-11) Appeared in all 34 games, earning the start in 26 contests ... Connected on four 3-pointers, scoring 16 points at Pittsburgh ... Scored 10 points (5-10 FG) at home versus Brown ... Dished out three assists versus College of Charleston ... Led the Rams with 18 points (7-13 FG) and three steals at Toledo ... Connected on 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and scored 15 points versus Davidson ... Poured in a career-high 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor and 7-of-11 shooting from the perimeter versus Lafayette ... Added five 3-pointers and 15 points at home over Boston College ... Connected on four 3-pointers in the second half, good for 12 points at Richmond ... Scored 13 points at Saint Joseph's ... Had 12 points versus LaSalle ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds at Saint Louis ...Scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds and notched three steals versus Fordham ... Knocked down six 3-pointers en route to scoring 20 points at home against Charlotte ... Added 10 points and two rebounds at St. Bonaventure ... Had 15 points against Saint Louis (4-6 3FG) in the Atlantic 10 Championship opening round ... Added 16 points (4-7 3FG) and five rebounds against Miami (Ohio) in the CBI.
As A Freshman At URI (2009-10) Named to the 2009-10 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team ...Set a new URI freshman record and finished 2009-10 ranked fourth nationally among all freshmen with 81 3-pointers made ... Was just the third freshman in A-10 history to connect on at least 80 treys in a single season ... Was twice named A-10 Rookie-of-the-Week ... Hit three or more 3-pointers on 17 occasions ... Scored 10 points in back-to-back games at home versus Holy Cross and Stony Brook ... Added 11 points (3-7 3FG) at Davidson ... Had 11 points - including the go-ahead 3-pointer - which spurred a 17-point second half comeback versus Providence ... Connected on four 3-pointers, good for 12 points against Northeastern ... Scored 11 points (3-5 3FG) in 15 minutes of play at Boston College ... Poured in a career-high 21 points (8-14 FG; 5-8 3FG) against Saint Joseph's...Knocked down 6-of-10 from beyond the arc en route to 19 points at home versus Massachusetts ... Earned the first start of his collegiate career at Saint Louis, scoring 18 points (6-11 3FG) ... Scored 20 points (6-11 FG; 5-9 3FG) and grabbed four rebounds versus Fordham ... Connected on 4-of-8 from the outside, good for 13 points against Saint Louis in the A-10 quarterfinals ... Scored 13 points (3-6) at Virginia Tech in the NIT quarterfinals.
High School Attended Southern Lee High ... Finished his prep career with 2,846 points - the second-highest career total in NCHSAA history ... Led the state of North Carolina in scoring in each of his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Also tallied better than 600 steals and assists during his high school career ... Three-time Associated Press All-State selection ... Averaged 29.2 points per game as a senior for head coach Gaston Collins' Southern Lee squad, which finished 20-7 during the 2008-09 campaign ... The Cavaliers captured the Cape Fear Valley Conference title for the third consecutive seasons, with Richmond earning conference Player-of-the-Year honors twice ... Also helped guide Southern Lee to the 3-A East sectional finals in his junior and senior seasons.
Personal Born on April 10, 1991 in Sanford, N.C .... Parents are Vickie and Eric Richmond ...Father played football at ECU ... Has a brother Eric and four sisters, Tenille, Emma, Michelle, and Dorece.