Former NBA player Jason Richardson visited the city of New Delhi in India on October 29 for a three day tour to promote basketball and interact with fans in the area. While he was in the country, Richardson ran a bunch of clinics for players and the coaches and was able to work with the fans to make the NBA’s premier events in India a big success. The two programs are called The Reliance Foundation Jr. program and NBA Jam powered by Jabong. This was a great movement done by both Richardson and the NBA as they were able to get people even more excited about participating in the sport in the future, and the former Flash player was happy to meet with some future talented kids as well.
The 29 year old went to high school in Barrington, Illinois and ended up attending Davidson College where he played on their basketball team for all four years of his enrollment. He led the NCAA Division I in assists and averaged just over 8 points per game. Even though he was not picked up in the 2008 NBA Draft, he signed on with the Miami Heat for the Orlando Summer League. Richardson was forced to retire from the sport as a player due to multiple ACL injuries, but switched gears and attributed his talents towards coaching. From 2010 to 2013 he was the assistant grad coach for the University of Pittsburgh and is currently their video coordinator.
Richardson traveled overseas to India this fall to promote the sport of basketball and interact with both old and new fans, in effort to make the game a more popular activity in the country.
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