The accolades are beginning to pour in for Nick Richards. Andy Katz just named Richards the NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week for his performance in Kentucky’s 76-74 win at No. 18 Texas Tech.
On Saturday, Richards played a career-high 39 minutes, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The only other player in the John Calipari Era with that stat line? Anthony Davis (vs. Arkansas on Jan. 17, 2012). In fact, Richards has one up on AD because he did it against a ranked opponent. He also had 20 points and eight rebounds in Kentucky’s win over Georgia earlier in the week.