Lakeville South slipped out of the gate losing their first three games but since has improved to 14-7 on the year and 11-6 in Lake Conference play. Leading the charge is now 6-foot-5 small forward Alex Richter whose game has grown with his frame. Alex is averaging 22.6 points a game this year with three games over 30 points this season.
Here is a guy with one of the top scoring averages in the toughest conference in the state with an improved game and some extra height to boot. Have colleges taken notice? They sure have.
"Richter has been blowing up lately," said his AAU coach on the Minnesota Pump N Run Jeremy Miller. "He's almost 6-foot-6 and Alex has been hitting his jumpers."
When it comes to finishing a basket attack Richter is amongst the elite in Minnesota. But early in the season the problem became the predictability of his attack. Teams had an extra man waiting for whatever way he penetrated without fear of Alex hitting a pull-up jumper. Since those early games Richter has dedicated himself to expanding his ability making mid-range jumpers with good consistency.
"Richter has been putting in the work on his shooting and is starting to show he can put the ball in the hole from anywhere on the floor," said Miller. "As one coach said Alex is a jack of all trades. Richter is long and has the ability to play three positions on the offensive and defensive end. Richter is one of the most productive players in the state and also has a 3.8 grade point average."
Richter has two division one offers so far as Brown and Florida Gulf Coast were impressed enough to extend tenders. And the way Richter is playing it would be more surprising if a couple offers didn't come his way in the next couple weeks.
"The schools showing Alex the most interest right now are Wright State, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Lehigh, Wisconsin-Green Bay, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Florida Gulf Coast, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Drake, Northern Colorado, and New Hampshire," said Miller. "A lot of interest came from the Richter tape scoring 37 against Chaska that included a couple threes and a nasty dunk."