Oct. 3, 2013
IRVING, Texas --- East Carolina senior Akeem Richmond has been named to the Conference USA Men's Basketball Preseason Watch List as selected by the coaches league officials announced Thursday.
The 16-player list features nine all-conference performers, eight with postseason experience and a number of all-region selections and chart climbers. The watch list includes eight seniors, five juniors and three sophomores.
Richmond is the Pirates' leading returning scorer this season after averaging 10.6 points in 20 minutes per game as a reserve in 2012-13. A transfer from the University of Rhode Island, Richmond stroked the nets for an ECU- record 105 made 3-pointers last season to become one of 12 players in league history to make 100 or more 3-pointers in a single-season. He led C-USA in 3-point field goals made (3.0) which ranked 16th in the country.
The Sanford, N.C. native has already scored more than 1,000 points in his career and ranks second among all active Division I players with 269 career treys.
The Pirates will open the 2013-14 season Nov. 8 against N.C. Wesleyan before beginning their 13th season in Conference USA on Jan. 11 against Old Dominion.