Sep 29th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed 2007 second-round draft pick Chris Richard. Richard, a 6-9 forward from Florida, was the 41st overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Chris is another talented young player that we’re pleased to have on our roster,” said Timberwolves Vice President of Basketball of Operations Kevin McHale. “He brings size and toughness to our post positions and has a great winning background.”
Richard left the University of Florida as the winningest player in school history with 112 wins, three SEC Tournament titles, an SEC East title and a SEC regular season title in addition to the back-to-back national champions the past two seasons. As a senior in 2006-07, Richard averaged 6.2 ppg and 3.7 rpg on his way to being named the 2007 SEC Sixth Man of the Year. During last seasons run to the championship, the Lakeland, Florida, native averaged 9.0 ppg on 84.6% shooting from the floor.
Through four seasons with the Gators, Richard appeared in 141 games and averaged 4.8 ppg and 3.2 rpg. His scoring and rebounding averages increased in each of his seasons in college and he appeared in 15 NCAA tournament games with Florida.