Richard Audu picks Siena


On Friday Siena received a signed National Letter of Intent from Richard Audu to make official his commitment to play for the Saints.

Siena today received their first commitment for the 2012 season when Richard Audu capped off his official Siena visit with a verbal commitment. Audu, a 6’5″ shooting guard out of the Regional Elite Development Academy in Orangeville, Ontario, was quoted as saying, “This is the place I want to be for 4 years and where I want to develop my game”.

Audu was listed as the sixth best shooting guard prospect in Canada by flagarantfouls.com, a site devoted to Canadian basketball prospects. His scouting report reads that he can get buckets in a variety of ways. He can create shots off movement and also knock down the open jumper in a catch and shoot situation. He’s a terrific athlete and finisher in transition and can beat his opponent off the bounce in the half court. Last season for Father Henry Carr High School, Audu averaged over 20 points per game.

Siena’s new Assistant Coach Tobin Anderson is believed to have played a major role in landing Audu. Audu told Rivals.com,  “Coach Anderson is a really good guy. We have a great relationship and got to know each other over the last few months. He’s almost like family to me now and I’m really excited to have him around throughout my career”. He further described his anticipated role with the Saints. “They like to get up and down in transition, push the ball, shoot the ball, so I should fit right in. They told me they want me to come in ready to play and ready to rock. They want me to score the basketball and play my game. They told me I’d fit right in and are expecting big things from me.”

Aside from Siena, Audu had received interest from Elon, Creighton, Maine, North Dakota, and Wagner. Audu will fill the first of three scholarships Siena has available, replacing Seniors Kyle Downey, Owen Wignot, and Brandon Walters.

4guysinblazers welcomes Richard to Siena and look forward to watching his career with the Saints.

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