According to Hoopsfix.com, San Antonio Spurs draftee Ryan Richards will participate in the Great Britain Under 20′s team this summer at the Division B European Championships in Bosnia & Herzegovina:
Despite spending the past season rehabbing from two shoulder surgeries, the 7’0″ big man who is about to start going full 5 on 5 again in the coming weeks, is extremely confident of Great Britain’s chances to get that much desired promotion to Division A. So confident in fact, he guaranteed a win when we spoke to him exclusively last week at his home in Kent:
“We’re gonna win. I can tell everybody that now. We’ve got a strong team, as long as we keep the chemistry right and stay focused there’s no doubt in my mind we’re gonna win.”
“For myself, I wanna play well. I wanna get back out there, get in game shape and get my rhythm back. Whatever my numbers are, that is what it is. I wanna leave the tournament knowing I’m getting my rhythm back and I’ve improved.”
I've researched the kid a bit, and the one thing I really like is his attitude. I'm sure that's something the Spurs will want to tone down, but jeez this kid is confident and always looks like he's angry (in game). I'm hoping he'll develop well enough to come over in the next couple of years to give us that "Kevin Willis Fight" back. Main concern - he may wanna be on the perimeter a little too much for his own good.