Date of birth : 1980-04-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-01
Quentin Richardson is an American professional basketball player who plays for the National Basketball Association's Orlando Magic. At 6'6" (1.98 m) and 228 lb (104 kg), he plays as a swingman.
Los Angeles Clippers (2000–2004)
Phoenix Suns (2004–2005)
New York Knicks (2005–2009)
Miami Heat (2009–2010)
Orlando Magic (2010–present)
Appeared in 76 games (75 starts) with Miami, averaging 8.9 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 27.4 minpg.…Shot a team-best and career-high .397 (142-358) from three-point range…Tied for 21st in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring once, in rebounding 12 times and in assists once…Scored in double figures 28 times, and had seven 20-point performances, including a season-best 25 points on Mar. 4 vs. L.A. Lakers…Hit multiple three-point field goals 36 times, including eight games with five-or-more…Went a perfect 7-7 from three-point range against Portland on Dec. 20, the most in his career in a game without a miss…On Mar. 20 vs. Charlotte, tied the Miami franchise record for three-point field goals in a half with six in the first half…Pulled down 10+ rebounds seven times, including a season-high 14 rebounds on Feb. 17 @ New Jersey…Posted five double-doubles…Recorded a career-high-tying four steals twice, the last time on Apr. 12 @ Philadelphia…Scored his 7,000th career point on Dec. 4 @ L.A. Lakers…Grabbed his 3,000th career rebound on Nov. 4 @ Washington…Dished out his 1,000th career assist on Jan. 6 vs. Boston…Hit his 1,000th career three-point field goal on Jan. 15 @ Houston, becoming the 55th player in NBA history to reach the 1,000 mark…Recorded his 500th career steal on Dec. 30 @ New Orleans...Missed six games due to injury: sat out four games (Nov. 20-27) with a lower back strain and a pair of games (Dec. 13-15) with a strained right hamstring…Appeared in five postseason contests, averaging 9.8 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 1.6 apg. and 1.60 stlpg. in 29.8 minpg.
Played 64 games during two seasons at DePaul University, averaging 17.9 ppg., 10.2 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 34.3 minpg. during his collegiate career…Left DePaul as the only player in school history to score at least 1,000 points, grab 500-or-more rebounds and hit at least 100 three-point field goals…Became the second-fastest player in school history to score 1,000 points, trailing only Mark Aguirre…Finished his career ranked seventh in school history in three-point field goals made (117)…Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors by The Associated Press in each of his two seasons…Named First Team All-Conference USA in each of his two seasons…Posted 29 double-doubles in his two seasons…As a sophomore (1999-00), he averaged 17.0 ppg., 9.8 rpg., 2.2 apg. and 1.06 stlpg. in 35.1 minpg. in 33 games…Led Conference USA and was ranked 11th nationally in rebounding…As a freshman (1998-99), was named both Conference USA Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year after averaging 18.9 ppg., 10.5 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 33.5 minpg in 31 games…Also named National Freshman of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association, The Sporting News and Basketball News…Earned Conference USA First Team All-Rookie honors…Ranked seventh in the nation in rebounding, finishing the year as the nation’s top rebounding freshman, while ranking third among all freshman in scoring…Topped Conference USA in rebounding and ranked second in scoring…Was a two-time Conference USA Player of the Week…Scored a career-high 33 points against UNC-Wilmington on Nov. 24, 1998…Grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds against UAB on Jan. 14, 1999.
Full name is Quentin Lamar Richardson…Nicknames are "Q and "Q-Rich"…The youngest of Lee and Emma Richardson’s five children…Lists his father Lee, a retired motorman who drove a train for 37 years for the Chicago Transit Authority, as the person who made a difference in his life…His mother, Emma, a former high school basketball player, introduced him to the sport of basketball…Stepmother is Marilyn Richardson…Has a brother (Cedric Richardson) and a sister (Rochelle Richardson)…Two of his brothers (Bernard and Lee, Jr.) are deceased…During an eight-month period when he was a 12-year old in seventh grade, he lost a brother, his grandmother and his mother…His grandmother, Ada, died of natural causes…His oldest brother, Bernard, was shot and killed by robbers, while his mother, Emma, died of breast cancer in 1992…His other older brother, Lee Richardson, Jr., was a music producer who was killed by a robber in December 2005… He has three tattoos to honor their memory…Cousin of former New York Giants linebacker Carlos Emmons…Along with former teammate Dwyane Wade, he is the godfather to Dorell Wright’s son Devin Quentin Dwyane Wright…Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul and chose to major in broadcast journalism because he wanted to be educated to speak better…Would like to become an NBA broadcaster and served as a guest commentator on MSG Network’s coverage of the 2008 NBA Las Vegas Summer League…Enjoys bowling, watching movies and playing video games…Lists his family as his most prized possession…Favorite sport other than basketball is football and lists his hometown Chicago Bears as his favorite team…Co-starred with former Clippers’ teammate Darius Miles in a documentary feature film called The Youngest Guns, which chronicled their first three years in the league, the first two as teammates…Also has played himself in the movie Van Wilder in 2002 and in an episode of the HBO show Arli$$...Runs his own charity, BFAM…Has run a weekly basketball camp for kids at DePaul each of the past four years
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