Oregon Guard Will Richardson had an interesting weekend, playing 32 minutes with zero points last Thursday in a loss to Washington then not appearing for the Saturday contest against Washington State.
Nonetheless, the senior guard from Georgia made news Tuesday afternoon for fresh reasons… Initially, the ducks put out the following release announcing Richardson was named All-Pac-12 Second team:
EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Will Richardson has been named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team, it was announced today by the conference.
Richardson averaged 14.1 points (.454 FG%), 3.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 30 games (all starts) this season and scored in double-digits in 22 games with seven 20-point games.
One of 37 players in program history to record over 1,000 points at Oregon, Richardson ranks ninth all-time in both assists and steals for the Ducks.
In January, Richardson was twice named conference player of the week and led the team to wins over two top-five opponents, defeating then-No. 3 UCLA and No. 5 USC on the road in consecutive games. In the month, he averaged 19.0 points (.590 FG%, .541 3P%), 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals.
Richardson in the first Ducks player to make an all-conference team since both Chris Duarte and Eugene Omoruyi earned All-Pac-12 first team honors last season.
Soon after the positive release that Richardson made an All-Conference team, the Ducks also announced that Richardson will miss the entirety of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.
EUGENE, Ore. – Senior guard Will Richardson will not travel with the team to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament due to a non-COVID-19-related illness.
The All-Pac-12 second team honoree has averaged 14.1 points (.454 FG%), 3.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 30 games (all starts) this season.
5th-seed Oregon opens their Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday at 2:30 PM against 12th-seed Oregon State in Las Vegas.