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High school notebook: Edmond Santa Fe's Josh Richardson gets Tennessee offer

BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND ROBERT PRZYBYLO, Staff Writer, Modified: March 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm •  Published: March 30, 2011

The spring signing period for boys basketball players doesn't open for a couple weeks, so Edmond Santa Fe senior Josh Richardson knows he doesn't have to be in a big hurry to make a decision.

However, watching the college coaching carousel spin has been frustrating, as coaches who have offered him scholarships continue to change — or lose — jobs.

But as one coach made a jump from mid-major to power conference, he didn't forget about Richardson.

Cuonzo Martin had offered Richardson a scholarship at Missouri State, and when he was hired at Tennessee this week, he called the Santa Fe senior to extend an offer at his new school.

That gives Richardson two offers that he knows with 100 percent certainty are still firm — Tennessee and TCU, where he visited last week.

“It's been kind of hectic,” said Richardson, a 6-foot-5 guard who averaged 16.5 points per game playing a variety of positions, including point guard. “I'm just chilling now. There's nothing I can do to help anything. I'm just waiting on calls to see what happens and where everybody ends up.”

The spring signing period runs from April 13 to May 18.


Only two strokes separated the top three teams, and it was host Edmond Memorial that came out on top of the Bulldog Invitational boys golf tournament Tuesday at Kickingbird Golf Club.

Led by Taylor Moore's runner-up finish, the Bulldogs shot a team total of 285, a stroke ahead of Edmond North and two ahead of Oklahoma Christian.

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