April 3, 2014
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior Akeem Richmond advanced to the semifinals before being eliminated from competition at the 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship at Moody Coliseum in Dallas on Thursday night.
Richmond scored 18 points in the first round to advance to the next round,sinking four of five moneybag shots. He made all five shots from the second rack three from the third rack at the top of the key. Richmond made two 3-pointers from each of the other three racks.
He connected on 11 3-pointers in the second round, but scored just 12 points in the semifinals and was unable to earn a spot in the finals.
The Sanford, N.C. native buried 260 3-pointers through his two seasons at East Carolina and 416 during his overall collegiate career. He led the NCAA with 155 treys this season, third-most in NCAA history.
Richmond was the first East Carolina player invited to compete in either the 3-point or slam dunk competition.