Oregon Lands 2018 Point Guard Will Richardson

Will Richardson Oregon

Will Richardson, the 6-foot-4 point guard from Oak Hill (VA) Academy told D1Vision Thursday that he has committed to Oregon, after signing his National Letter of Intent earlier this week.

“I just sat down and talked with my dad and a few of my coaches and I really think it’s the best place for me,” Richardson told D1Vision on Thursday.

According to 247Sports, Richardson is ranked as the No. 47 overall player in the class of 2018 and the No. 3 player from the state of Georgia. He joins Louis King and Miles Norris as the third commit in the Duck’s 2018 class.

“I fit the style of play well,” he said “I can push the ball and find open teammates. I can lead a team but I can also get a bucket.”

Richardson, who cut his list to three last month, chose Oregon over Gonzaga and Georgia. Although Georgia missed out on the four-star point guard, they were able to land 2018 forward JoJo Toppin on Thursday. Richardson took official visits to Georgia (Sept. 15), Oregon (Sept. 29), Ohio State (Oct. 6), and Gonzaga (Oct. 13).

Playing with Each 1 Teach 1 United on the Nike EYBL Circuit this past summer, Richardson averaged 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in 16 games. He helped lead E1T1 to a 12-4 record and an appearance in Peach Jam.

Richardson transferred to from Liberty County (GA) High School to Oak Hill in August. “What I love about Will is his ability to make plays,” Oak Hill head coach Steve Smith told D1VISION in August. “He creates for his teammates first but can make shots when needed. We have great players around him and that will make him a special player.”

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