The only McDonald’s All-American to be recruited by Bruce Weber, and the 2010 state of Illinois Mr. Basketball Jereme Richmond has finally found a place to play basketball again, in the Premier League. No, not that Premier League, the world’s finest soccer association in England.
The ex-Illini forward will play for the Sauk Valley Predators in the Premier Basketball League, the team announced last night.
In Champaign, Richmond averaged 7.6 points as a freshman. Defining obvious logic and reason, he declared for the NBA draft after just one season and predictably went unselected. Then things got even worse.
He was arrested on Aug. 8 on felony charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He allegedly beat his girlfriend’s face with a handgun, or as I call it in my household, “our regular Tuesday night ritual.” He was sentenced to 18 months of probation in the Lake County Circuit Court after pleading guilty in January.
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