#3 Aaron Richie
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Decatur, Ind.
High School: Bellmont HS
Aaron Richie
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Release: 09/13/2006

Deadly three-point shooter with a good basketball IQ … has grasped the teachings of the new coaching staff … looking to improve quickness on the defensive end … will battle for time at the small forward position. 

COLLEGE — 2005-06:  Played in 25 games … averaged 5.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game … MAC averages were 5.1 points and 1.3 boards per game … scored in double figures four times, including back-to-back games at Ohio (1/14/06) and versus Akron (1/18/06) … had career highs of 16 points and six rebounds in an overtime loss to Akron (1/18/06) … drained 23 three-pointers while shooting a team-high .377 from the arc … hit a career-high four three-pointers en route to 14 points against Rochester College (12/10/05) … had the team’s second-best free throw mark at .786 (22-for-28) … played a season-high 31 minutes in CMU’s MAC Tournament loss at Ohio (3/6/06). 

HIGH SCHOOL — Named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state team as a senior … earned honorable mention on the Associated Press all-state team … named first team all-conference twice … listed as one of the top 40 seniors by Hoosier Basketball magazine … averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists as a senior and 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists as a junior … recognized on the All-Northwest Indiana team by the Fort Wayne Gazette-Journal … earned academic all-state honors … twice team’s co-MVP … helped lead team to Class 3A state championship game in 2004 … underclass all-state by the IBCA as a junior … named MVP of state sectionals and semistates as a junior … earned all-state honors during junior year from Hoosier Basketball and Associated Press … earned letters in basketball (three), track (three), and tennis (two) … holds the school high jump record at 6-8 1/4 and finished 13th in the state meet … member of the National Honor Society and graduated cum laude … high school coach was Shaun Busick and AAU coach Jim Reamer. 

PERSONAL — Born Aaron Miles Richie on July 10, 1986, in Houston, Texas … nicknames are A-Rich and Richie Rich … parents are Adrian and Connie Richie … majoring in sport management and minoring in marketing … aspires to be a sports agent … hobbies include playing the guitar, video games, and tennis … lists Pistol Pete Maravich as sports hero and Jesus Christ as nonsports hero … brother, Nathan, played basketball at Drake … high school teammates Adam Arnold (Indiana State) and Seth Colclasure (Valparaiso) play Division I ball … greatest moments in athletics were state runner-up basketball finish in 2004 and setting the high school high jump record …  wears a size 14 shoe.