After leading his Great Britain team to a perfect 6-0 record in the FIBA U20 Tournament, it appears San Antonio Spurs 2010 NBA draftee, Richards, and his team have struggled in their past two games, both to Belgium.
After scoring 38 points in a dominating win against Denmark, Richards followed it with a 18 point, four rebound outing in game one against Belgium.
Although Richards bounced back with 25 points (10/21 from the field), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in the second game, it wasn’t enough, as Great Britain added a second loss to their record in a 85-74 loss.
Richards and the GB U20 team will play Portugal this Thursday, July 14. After that they will play a series of playoff games to decide final positioning in the European Championship in Bosnia.
We’ll continue to update Richards’ progress here on Project Spurs. Check back on Friday for a quick recap of his performance against Portugal.