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    Rich McBride
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Lanphier H.S.

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 210

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    01/29/1985

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Three-time all-state selection by the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Sun-Times and two-time pick by the Associated Press, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) and Chicago Tribune ... Finished third in voting for Illinois’ Mr. Basketball as a senior ... Four-year letterwinner at Lanphier under Craig Patton, helping the Lions to a 104-23 mark ... Finished his high school career as Lanphier’s all-time leading scorer with 2,068 points ... Also Springfield’s all-time leading scorer among AA players ... Averaged 24.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a senior ... Made 82 three pointers as a senior ... Earned all-conference honors all four years of high school ... EA Sports All-American ... Fourth-team Parade All-American ... Helped Lanphier to second-place finish at 2002 Illinois Class AA state tournament ... Played in the EA Roundball Classic, IBCA and Wendy’s Chicago vs. New York All-Star games after his senior season ... Averaged 14 points per game as a freshman and finished third in the Central State Eight Player of the Year voting, while being named all-conference ... Averaged 17 points as a sophomore and was the conference player of the year after helping his team to a 25-4 record ... Averaged 18 points, five rebounds and four assists asa junior while shooting 49 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point range while helping his team to a 32-2 mark and and second place at the state tournament ... Played on the 2002 USA Basketball Men’s Youth Development Festival ... AAU Teammate with Brian Randle on the Ft. SOOY team coached by Verdell Jones.

    PERSONAL
    Born Jan. 29, 1985 in Springfield, Ill. ... Son of Richard and Bernadine McBride ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as helping his team to the state tournament as a junior ... Favorite athlete is NBA star Tracy McGrady because of the attitude he shows on and off the court ... Says his parents most influenced his athletics career by sticking by him and pushing him in the right direction.

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