Freshman win Malachi Richardson had his star-turn in Syracuse’s Elite Eight comeback win against Virginia, when he dominated All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, scoring 21 second points en route to a 68-62 Orange win. Richardson came to Syracuse as a big-time scorer, and averaged 13.4 points per game, occasionally busting out for impressive shooting performances like he did against the Cavaliers. He was named the Midwest Region’s Most Outstanding Player for his effort. After Syracuse’s Final Four loss to UNC, Richardson declined to comment on his basketball future.
Tyler Lydon said he’s returning to Syracuse for sophomore season, Malachi Richardson declined to address it. #cusemode
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) April 3, 2016
Richardson’s NBA prospects are up in the air, but it is assumed that he will at least test the draft waters. That hasn’t sat well with some fans, apparently, and Richardson took to Twitter today to complain about the all of the noise surrounding his decision.
I really wish ppl would stop commenting what they want or think I should do! ITS NOT ABOUT YOU ! it’s about ME! I will do what’s best for me
— KingMali (@KingMali23) April 4, 2016
Most Syracuse fans have been very supportive of Richardson in response, but there’s always that guy…
@KingMali23 your not NBA ready
— Chris Hopt (@hopt09) April 4, 2016
@KingMali23 You may have the physical skills to play in NBA but the fact you cry about what people say proves your not emotionally ready
— AllVol (@SportingNewsVol) April 4, 2016
Don’t be one of those guys, fans.