Men's Basketball

Jereme Richmond
Jereme Richmond


Waukegan, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205




2010-11 FRESHMAN: Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Appeared in 31 games and started six ... Averaged 22.1 minutes, 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds (18th in Big Ten) ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in field goal shooting during conference play at 60.4 percent (58-96) ... Shot 52.8 percent overall from the field, which ranked seventh in the conference ... Reached double figures 10 times and led the team in rebounding six times ... Made Illinois debut vs. UC Irvine (Nov. 8) and finished with six points and four rebounds ... 11 points and five rebounds vs. Texas (Nov. 18) and hit basket with 11 seconds left in regulation against the Longhorns, sending the game into overtime ... Grabbed a team- and season-high 12 rebounds vs. UIC (Dec. 18) ... Made first career start vs. Missouri (Dec. 22), recording five points, seven rebounds and four assists ... 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting, including his first career three-pointer, vs. Northwestern (Jan. 6), helping the Illini break the school record for field goal percentage ... Recorded first career double-double with a career-high 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 10 rebounds vs. Ohio State (Jan. 22) ... Had 11 points, nine rebounds and a career-best five assists at Ohio State (Feb. 22).

Member of the USA Basketball U18 National Team that won a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA Americas Championship in June ... Top-25 recruit averaged 21 points, 11.5 rebounds, three assists and three blocks as a senior, leading Waukegan to a third-place finish at the 2010 IHSA Class 4A State Tournament ... McDonald's All-American and Illinois Mr. Basketball as a senior ... He is the 13th McDonald's All-American to play for the Illini, and the first since Dee Brown ... Two-time Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Two-time consensus first-team All-State selection as a junior and senior by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Ranked No. 24 on the recruiting services consensus index, including No. 20 by Hoopmasters, No. 21 by Prep Stars and No. 23 by ESPNU ... Averaged 20.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 blocks as a junior, leading Waukegan to state runner-up finish in IHSA Class 4A ... Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette Player of the Year as a junior ... High school coach was Ron Ashlaw ... Played for the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program with teammates Crandall Head and Meyers Leonard.

Born March 13, 1992 ... Parents are William and Kimberlee Richmond ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum ... Has two older brothers, William and Justin, and a younger sister, Jordan ... Committed to Illinois as a freshman in November 2006 before playing his first high school game ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... Credits his father and uncle, Crawford, as the people who have most influenced his basketball career because, "They put the ball in my hands and pushed me to get better."

Richmond's Career Statistics

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2010-11 31-6 685 22.1 104 197 .528 2 12 .167 26 43 .605 53 103 156 5.0 51 1 57 54 13 13 236 7.6
TOTAL 31-6 685 22.1 104 197 .528 2 12 .167 26 43 .605 53 103 156 5.0 51 1 57 54 13 13 236 7.6