Illinois' Richmond declares for NBA Draft

Illinois' Richmond declares for NBA Draft
April 5, 2011, 8:24 pm
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Posted: 3:13 p.m.

CSNChicago.com

University of Illinois freshman Jereme Richmond announced Tuesday that he is declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft and will not return to school.

"I enjoyed my time at the University of Illinois and would like to thank the coaching staff and my teammates for everything they've done for me," Richmond said. "At this time, I'm ready to follow my dreams and achieve my life-long goal of playing in the NBA."

Richmond averaged 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 31 games for Illinois during the 2010-11 season and earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors.