Malachi Richardson is a current rookie for the Sacramento Kings. Richardson was the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets but was then traded to the Kings on draft night.

Richardson is on a young Kings roster with players like Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere, and Willie Cauley-Stein. His current stats are 3.6 points per game, 1.0 rebounds per game and 0.5 assists per game. Richardson has been going back and forth from the big show to the D-league multiple times this season.

Richardson grew up in Trenton, New Jersey and attended Trenton Catholic Academy his freshman year of high school, then transferred to Roselle Catholic High School his sophomore year, and finally transferred back to Trenton Catholic for his junior and senior year. While at Trenton Catholic he scored a career total of 1,245 points and averaging 19.2 points his junior year and 18.7 points his senior year.

He would go on to become a McDonald’s All-American in 2015 with other noticeable names like Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, and Jaylen Brown. He also played with Richmond Arirguzoh and Myles Powell in high school who play division one basketball now. Arirguzoh currently plays for Princeton University and Powell currently plays for Seton Hall University.

After High School Richardson would attend Syracuse University for one season. While at Syracuse he would go on and average 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and would help the team reach the Final Four in 2016. The future could be very bright for this young player, but with Buddy Hield, Aaron Afflalo, and Ben McLemore all ahead of him on the depth chart, where does the fate of Malachi Richardson lie when it comes to the Sacramento Kings?

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