5 - Jalen Richard
Jalen Richard
Height: 6-3
Weight: 188
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Tan Valley, Ariz..
High School: Poston Butte
Position: Guard

2013-14 Action Photos

Played in all 33 games with 16 starts palying 15.6 mpg. in his first year with the program ... started the first 3 games of the season and had a string of 9 straight starts snapped vs. St. Mary’s (2/22) due to Senior Day ... recorded season-bests of 15 points, 6 FGM and 3 steals in his first game as a Bronco (vs. Bethesda 11/8) ... 11 points on career-high 3 3FG vs. USF (2/15) was 2nd-highest point total and 4th 10+ point game of the season ... also a career-high 12 FGA vs. USF (2/15), his only game with 10+ ... made a career-high 7 FT and scored 10 pts. vs. So. Florida (12/23) for his 2nd double-digit scoring game of the season ... played a season-high 27 minutes twice (vs. Bethesda 11/8, vs. So. Florida 12/23) and played at least 20 minutes in a game 9 times ... broke an 0-7 slump in 3FG shooting making 1 of 4 at Pepperdine (3/1).

 

2013-14 (FR):

Averaged 3.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 15.6 mpg in 33 GP ... starter in his 1st career game at SCU scoring 15 pts on 6-9 FG adding 3 stl, 2 ast and 2 reb in 27 min. vs. Bethesda (11/8) ... starter scoring 5 pts. with 4 reb. and 3 ast. making his only 3 FGA in win over San Jose St. (11/12) ... 3 pts., 4 reb. and 3 ast. at CS Fullerton (11/16) ... played 5 min. off the bench at Notre Dame (11/22) ... made his only FGA for 2 pts. and 1 ast. vs. N. Dakota St. (11/29) ... 2-2 FT for 2 pts. with 1 ast. vs. Rice (11/30) ... 0-2 FG with 2 reb. at CS Bakersfield (12/5) ... 2 reb., 1 ast. and 1 stl. at Cal Poly (12/7) ... 8 pts. on 3-3 FG and 1st career foul out vs. La Sierra (12/14) ... made his only FGA and 1-2 FT for 3 pts. with 1st career blk. vs. Radford (12/16) ... 4 pts. (2-2 FT) and 4 reb. vs. Sacred Heart (12/18) ... 4 pts. (2-3 FG) with 3 reb. in 19 min. at UNLV (12/22) ... 10 pts. making 7-8 FT with career-best 7 reb. in season-high tying 27 min. vs. So. Florida (12/23) ... made his only 3FGA scoring 4 pts. with 2 reb. and 2 ast. at #24 Gonzaga (12/28) ... scoreless (0-3 FG) with 2 reb. in 14 min. at Portland (12/30) ... 4 pts. (2-4 FG) in 15 min. vs. Pepperdine (1/2) ... made his only FGA for 3 pts. with 3 reb. and 2 ast. vs. LMU (1/4) ... 5 pts. on 2-4 FG (1-1 3FG) with 4 reb. in 20 min. at St. Mary’s (1/9) ... 5 pts. (2-5 FG) with 4 reb. in 20 min. for 2nd straight game (at UOP 1/11) ... started playing 10 min. with no shot attempts, 2 reb., 1 ast. and 1 blk. vs. USD (1/16) ... 5 pts. on 1-4 FG (all 3s) and 2-5 FT with 3 reb. and 2 ast. in 22 min. vs. BYU (1/18) ... 2 pts. (1-8 FG) and 3 reb. in 23 min. at USF (1/25) ... 7 pts. (2-5 FG; 2-2 FT) with 4 reb. and 3 ast. in 17 min. vs. Gonzaga (1/29) ... 2-2 FT (1-4 FG) for 4 pts. in 15 min. vs. Portland (2/1) ... 2 3FG for 10 pts. (3rd career 10+ game) with 3 reb. and 2 ast. at BYU (2/6) ... 2 pts. (1-7 FG) with 1 reb. in 15 min. at San Diego (2/8) ... made 4 of career-high 12 FGA, including 3-9 3FG (both career highs) for 11 pts. (4th 10+ game) with 6 reb. and 2 ast. in 23 min. vs. USF (2/15) ... scoreless (0-2 FG) for the first time in 8 GP with 2 ast. in 14 min. vs. UOP (2/20) ... 2 pts. (1-2 FG) with 2 reb. and 2 stl. in 19 min. vs. St. Mary’s (2/22) ... 0 pts. with 1 reb. and 1 stl. in 13 min. at LMU (2/27) ... 6 pts. on 2-7 FG (1-4 3FG) with 2 reb., 2 ast., and 2 stl. in 24 min. at Pepperdine (3/1) ... 1-3 FG for 2 pts. with 1 stl. in 12 min. vs. UOP in WCC tournament win (3/6) ... played 6 min. vs. Gonzaga, his fewest since 4 vs. Rice on 11/30/13 (a span of 26 games) with 2 ast. and 0 pts. (0-2 FG) in WCC tournament (3/8).

 

HIGH SCHOOL:

 Graduated from Poston Butte High School in the suburbs of Phoenix, Ariz. (San Tan Valley, Ariz.) ... his senior year team was 23-6 and 9-1 in league play ... lost in the second round of the state playoffs ... his senior year he averaged 22 ppg, 3 apg, 7 rpg, 3 spg and 1 bpg ... his junior year led his team to the state quarter-finals as he posted 23 ppg, 6 rpg, 5 apg and 1 bpg ... was First Team All State twice, a 2nd team All State player once and a three-time First Team All-Region performer ... his performance best prior to his senior year included 48 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

PERSONAL:

Parents are Kevin and Jennifer Richard ... has a younger brother named Cameron ... finished in the top 25 percent of his senior class ... born in Las Cruces, N.M. and lived there most of his life (through eighth grade) ... studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.

COACH KEATING ON JALEN:

"Jalen brings a tremendous passion for basketball and consistent improvement that will instantly be contagious for this class.  He possesses an ability to impact the game in many ways and I expect him to do great things in his career here.  We really enjoyed watching Jalen have an outstanding summer with the highly-regarded Arizona Magic Pump N Run program, led by Jeff de Laveaga.  It is very impressive to see Jalen in such a good program at Poston Butte with Noel Nafizger." 

WHY SANTA CLARA?

 “I chose Santa Clara because of the opportunity that Santa Clara has to offer on the court and off the court.”