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#15 Akeema Richards
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Western HS
Other College: West Virginia
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters
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AS A BLUE HEN
Second-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter • expected to again start in the Delaware backcourt.
 
2012-13 SEASON
Saw action in all 36 games, starting all but two for Delaware • averaged 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.2 points per game • went a season-high 4-for-7 from the charity stripe in the opening round of the CAA Tournament against UNCW (3/15) • tied season-best three steals at Hofstra (2/28); shot 400th career field goal against the Pride; also dished out 100th career assist in win over HU • gathered 200th career rebound against Northeastern (1/29) • registered 300th career point in team’s 65-56 win at Drexel (1/27) • scored career-high 15 points on seven field goals made in Blue Hens’ victory at Old Dominion (1/13) • led UD with four assists in conference opening win (62-27) over George Mason (1/10) • saw limited time in three games (Villanova 12/29, Duquesne 12/30, St. John’s 1/2) due to illness • collected 1,000th career minute of action against ninth-ranked Maryland (12/20) • played a season-best game against Princeton (12/9) with 13 points, five field goals made on 16 attempts, three free throws, seven rebounds and one block in 33 minutes of action • tied a career-high with three steals in win at Rhode Island (12/5) • posted a 10-point performance against St. Bonaventure (11/28) • tied career-high with four assists while adding two points and four rebounds in season-opening victory over Sam Houston State (11/9).

2012 SUMMER - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Member of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior women's basketball team competed at the Women's Centrobasket Championship in Puerto Rico • finished third in the championship rankings with 3.8 assists per game also ranked 10th with 11.4 points per contest • collected an average of 3.4 rebounds team finished 2-3 overall and lost in the Group 18 Finals to Jamaica.

2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in all 33 games while starting 32 for the Blue Hens • ranked fourth on the team with 4.4 rebounds per game and fifth with 6.2 points per game • also was fourth on the squad with 61 assists and 31 steals • reached double figures in seven games • scored eight points in the season-opening win over Rhode Island (11/11) during her Blue Hen debut • scored four points, grabbed six rebounds, and handed out four assists in the win against Villanova (11/22) • recorded seven points and three rebounds in the win at Saint Bonaventure (11/27) • posted 10 points, three steals, and three rebounds during the victory at Princeton (12/1) • ranked second on the team with seven rebounds and added eight points in the win over William & Mary (12/4) • scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in the win at Wake Forest (12/11) • scored 10 points in the win vs. East Carolina (12/28) and added six points vs. fifth-ranked Maryland (12/29) at the Maryland Terrapin Classic • recorded six points, three rebounds, and two blocks in the win vs. UNCW (1/12) • scored 11 points to go with seven boards during the victory at Towson (1/19) • recorded a double-double with a season-high 14 points and 10 boards to go with four assists against Drexel (1/22) • scored seven points while adding four boards and two assists at James Madison (1/26) • recorded eight points in the win at UNCW (2/2) • posted 12 points and six boards during the victory over VCU (2/5) • scored six points and pulled down five rebounds at Hofstra (2/16) • posted 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals at William & Mary (2/29) • totaled 20 points, 20 rebounds, and five assists during the CAA Tournament run, earning CAA All-Tournament Team accolades • grabbed a season-best 11 rebounds during the win over Drexel in the CAA Championship (3/11).
 
2010-11 SEASON
Sat out season as a redshirt per NCAA transfer rules after transferring from West Virginia.
 
2009-10 SEASON (AT WEST VIRGINIA)
Played in 31 games for the Mountaineers, making one start • averaged 2.1 points per game • hit 40.3 percent (29 of 72) of her field goals • pulled down 26 defensive rebounds while recording 27 steals • played 9.9 minutes per contest • team went 29-6 overall and 13-3 in the Big East • scored two points and had one rebound in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • team reached second round of the Big Dance • qualified for Dean’s List at WVU.

 
HIGH SCHOOL
Played all four years at Western High School in Baltimore • team won city and regional championships four consecutive years • reached semifinals on two occasions • member of the National Honor Society.
 
PERSONAL
Akeema S. Richards • born March 14, 1991 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands daughter of Anderson and Debra Richards • has four siblings • moved to Baltimore, Md. at the age of four criminal justice major at Delaware.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 15 – at Old Dominion, 1/13/13
Field Goals: 7 – at Old Dominion, 1/13/13
Field Goal Att.: 16 – vs. Princeton, 12/9/12
3-pt. Field Goals: n/a 
3-pt. Field Goals Att.: n/a 
Free Throws: 4 – 2x, last vs. UNCW, 3/15/13 
Free Throw Att.: 7 – vs. UNCW, 3/15/13
Rebounds: 11 – vs. Drexel, 3/11/12
Assists: 4 – 4x, last vs. George Mason, 1/10/13
Blocks: 2 – vs. UNCW, 1/12/13
Steals: 3 – at Rhode Island, 12/5/12
Minutes: 35 – 2x, last vs. Drexel, 1/22/12

Year GP/GS FG-FGA Pct. 3Pt-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Ast. Stl. Blk. Reb. RPG Pts. PPG Min. Avg.
2011-12 33/32 91-216 .421 --- --- 24-38 .632 61 31 6 146 4.4 206 6.2 797 24.2
2012-13 36/34 83-221 .376 --- --- 33-49 .673 41 25 4 95 2.6 199 5.5 690 19.2
Totals 69/66 174-437 .398 --- --- 57-87 .655 102 56 10 241 3.5 405 5.9 1487 21.6
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