Doug Richards Athlete Profile

#24 Doug Richards

Position: Guard Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 1970-1974 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Personal

Born 8/16/52 in Salt Lake City, UT ... lettered in three sports at Granite High School ... likes golf and outdoor camping ... writes poetry, song lyrics ... a public relations major.

Before BYU

Averaged 25 points per game at Granite High School ... all-state in football and basketball ... honorable mention All-America in basketball.

Summary

His career total of 1,218 points placed him among the top five scorer in BYU basketball history at the time ... his senior season scoring average (20.3 ppg) placed him fourth among top Cougar scorers for one season at the time.

Stats

Year        Games    FGM     %       FTM       %     RBD      TP     Avg.
1970-71 18 108 .58 86 .83 89 302 16.8
1971-72 26 110 .53 58 .75 106 278 10.7
1972-73 26 165 .50 83 .73 119 413 15.9
1973-74 26 211 .47 105 .79 159 527 20.3



1970-1971 | Freshman Year

Was top scorer in five games ... had 29 points in win over College of Southern Idaho.

1971-1972 | Sophomore Year

Started first game of his sophomore season and has started every game since then.

1972-1973 | Junior Year

Was the Cougars' number two scorer behind Cosic ... was leading scorer for the cougars in six games ... was ranked sixth in WAC scoring ... was placed on the second team of the WAC All-Conference team ... shot 50% from the field and averaged 15.9 ppg.

1973-1974 | Senior Year

Led the Cougars' attack with 20.3 ppg ... was leading scorer for BYU in all but ten games ... hit several last-second shots to give Cougars' crucial victories ... was named to WAC second team all-conference.