Will Richardson off to a fearless start for Bergen Catholic


His big-time performance in Bergen Catholic’s win against St. Thomas Aquinas over the weekend gives Will Richardson a shining start to his sophomore season.

The packed list of talent in the class of 2022 in New Jersey includes the likes of Will Richardson. He dropped 29 points on Sunday at the Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase to lead Bergen Catholic past St. Thomas Aquinas. This came after a 25-point game in their season-opening win against Newark East Side.

Richardson has a hungry motor to his game. He’s able to beat defenders consistently because of his attacking mentality and the way he’s able to attack hurts you in a lot of different ways.

His game might be described as raw but his ability to make things happen is lethal. Richardson can beat you off the dribble to the basket and with the jumper. The bouncy 6’1 guard has a strong rise in his pull-up which he goes to often.

Speed and athleticism make him an obvious threat when you see him move up and down the court or about to work his way past the defense. It’s what makes him dangerous in the open court, with or without the ball.

But he also has strong instincts as a scorer and doesn’t make a habit of forcing action. Not to mention Richardson is a fine finisher with notable touch with both hands. In the video, you’ll even see him drive, kick out and relocate for a three on a play with Notre Dame bound big man Matt Zona.

You don’t sense any fear in Will Richardson and as a sophomore that probably means more big games for Bergen Catholic this season as they try to make it back the Tournament of Champions final.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries


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