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Syracuse Freshman Malachi Richardson Will Test NBA Draft Waters

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Freshman wing Malachi Richardson was instrumental in Syracuse's dramatic run as a 10-seed to the Final Four a few weeks ago. While inconsistent during the year, the New Jersey native has the ability to score in big bursts, with his most notable performance coming in the second half of SU's comeback Elite Eight win over No. 1 seed Virginia. In a fairly unsurprising move, Syracuse announced today that Richardson will enter the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent.

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Richardson has until May 25 to decide to return to Syracuse, and will be able to work out for teams and attend the NBA combine to gauge his potential draft stock.