Parents: Larry and Tracy Richardson
High School: Southeast Raleigh
Club: Carolina All-Stars, Carolina Flames
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Also Considered: Virginia Tech
Why State? “It’s close to home and I really like the coaching staff and how they do things. Plus, it’s an ACC school and I’ve always wanted to play in the ACC.”
Major: Sports Management or Textiles
Notable: Amber was a key leader for Southeast’s state runner-up team a season ago. She led the Bulldogs in scoring and was named the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference player of the year. State was the first major school to recruit Amber and it didn’t take long for her to realize that it was going to be hard for another team to beat out the Wolfpack. “After I looked at the school the first time, I knew I wanted to go there,” she said. Her career goal is to work work in the fashion industry or become a sports agent. Amber wants to improve her ball handling and get faster for college basketball. She’s already thinking about another championship run for the Bulldogs this season. Older brother Larry II played at Garner during high school.
Southeast Raleigh coach Nicole Meyers: “Amber came to us as a very talented player but she’s fine-tuned a lot of things over the years. Her 3-point shot has really become a weapon and she works hard all year to be a great basketball player.”
Compiled by D. Clay Best