WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University senior guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) has earned All-Northeast-10 Conference honors in men's basketball for the third time after being named to the first team for the second straight season on Tuesday.
Junior forward Chris Hudson (Hodgdon, Maine/Williston Northampton) also was recognized with the conference coaches voting him to the third team.
Richmond leads the Northeast-10 in scoring with a 23.0 average, second highest in program history behind the 23.6 he posted a year ago. He owns three of the top five single season scoring averages in program history and his 667 points this season is the fourth highest total by a Falcon.
In addition to being number one in the NE10 in scoring, Richmond ranks second in minutes (1,088), field goals (220) and free throws (171) as well as third in minutes per game (a school record 37.5) and free throw percentage (.891).
A look at the latest NCAA Division II statistics shows Richmond in the top 15 nationally in free throws, minutes per game, scoring average, total field goals, total minutes and total points.
Following the Falcons' one-point loss to New Haven in the Northeast-10 quarterfinals, Richmond is third on Bentley's all-time scoring list with 2,081 points. The only players in program history with more are Tyler McFarland '16 with a school record 2,118 and Bill Holden '90 with 2,103. His 19.3 career average is the highest of any four-year player in Bentley annals and second overall, trailing Ray Andersen's 20.1 from 1968-71.
Hudson averages 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds, the latter ranking fourth in the NE10. His 81 offensive boards is a conference high and he leads the Falcons in field goal percentage (.508), double-doubles (9) and blocks (24).
Like Richmond, Hudson rarely left the floor with his 35.8 average sixth best in the NE10. He has set career-highs in numerous categories this season and owns career averages of 11.0 points and 8.2 rebounds.
Bentley, 19-10, is awaiting word on whether it will receive an NCAA tournament bid with the field due to be announced late Sunday evening.