Santa Fe was expected to be in the conversation this year for a state tournament appearance, but the Wolves surprised many with their great start to the season and held onto the No. 1 ranking for most of the season.
Richardson went from being a non-starter to being one of the biggest names to watch for next season.
Richardson scored 10 of his 16 points after the first half Friday.
The Wolves (23-5) are losing four seniors, but they will return a solid nucleus of Richardson and four sophomores who gained valuable playing experience throughout the season.
"We have a lot of kids coming back, and they've learned a lot about a leadership from our seniors," Schenk said. "Players like Drew Hall, who has been outstanding all season, have really helped the younger kids grow."
Santa Fe has made the state tournament three years in a row under Schenk.