University of Kentucky basketball forward Nick Richards has just announced that he will be returning for his junior season as a Wildcat after testing the NBA waters. The Jamaica native announced his decision on social media Tuesday afternoon.
“First off, I want to thank God, the man up above, for without him I couldn’t do any of this,” Richards said on Instagram. “Next, I want to thank my family: my mom, my aunt, my sister (and) my brothers. I want to thank my teammates and the coaching staff, for without them I wouldn’t be here. They pushed me in the right direction that I needed to be to where I am today. These past two years have been the best of my life. It’s been an incredible experience. I’ve learned a lot, but the job’s not done yet. BBN, are you ready for year three?"
In 2018-19, Richards led the team in blocks with 47.