Former Liberty County Panther standout Lamar Richardson shined at East Georgia College, and now the rising star will continue his basketball career at North Georgia College in Dahlonega.
He recently signed a national letter of intent to play next season.
According to an ECG press release, Richardson will be one of the top newcomers in the Peach Belt Conference this season.
Richardson was the second leading scorer for the Bobcats this year averaging 15.2 points per game. He finished his career as the young Bobcat program’s all-time leading scorer with 955 points in his two years. He was the state’s eighth leading scorer, with the second most 3-point field goals (99) and led the state in free throw percentage (84%). Richardson was eighth in the nation in that free throw percentage and 17th in three pointers.
Using his talent, Richardson helped the EGC Bobcats finish the season with a 17-14 record in the college’s second season of competition and a fifth-place finish in the 10-team conference. He was also named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s All-Conference 1st team this season.
“Lamar has been a tremendous asset to our program,” EGC head coach Neil Bailey said. “It has been great to see him grow into the player and person he is today. We are all very proud of him.”
Richardson turned down offers from Division I schools, saying North Georgia felt like home.
“North Georgia has everything I want in a college,” he said. “The academics are great, the coaches are great, and I think that I can accomplish all my goals there.”
Richardson thanked God and the different schools that gave him offers this year.
“I also want to thank East Georgia for helping me to grow as a player and a person,” Richardson said. “My two years here were great. I especially want to thank my family for their guidance and support. I just want to make them proud.”