Richards cools off in consecutive losses to Belgium

RichardsAfter 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. 


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Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.