SYRACUSE, N.Y. (SYRACUSE ATHLETICS) – Woody Newton from Mt. Zion Prep and Brewster Academy (N.H.) product Kadary Richmond have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to enroll and play basketball for Syracuse next season, according to the University.
Newton, a 6-8, 190 forward, is a member of the Mt. Zion Prep team led by Coach Rodrick Harrison. The native of Baltimore is ranked 79th overall in the 2020 class by 247Sports.com. Newton’s play helped the Warriors advance to the 2019 National Prep Championship during his junior season.
Richmond, a 6-5, 175 guard, is playing for Coach Jason Smith at Brewster Academy this season, the same school attended by current Syracuse performers Buddy Boeheim and Brendan Paul. Richmond had previously attended South Shore High School in his hometown, Brooklyn, N.Y. Richmond led the Vikings to a PSAL (Public Schools Athletic League) Championship in 2019 with the team finishing the year ranked first overall among the New York City metro area’s PSAL, Catholic High School Athletic
Association (CHSAA) and AIS schools by the New York State Sportswriters Association. He was the most valuable player of the City Championship Game and was the New York City Public School Player of the Year. Richmond is ranked 98th overall in the 2020 class by 247Sports.com.
The National Letter-of-Intent program was started in 1964. Administered by the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), the program was designed with prospective student-athletes in mind. A signed letter-of-intent indicates a prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the designated college or university for one academic year. Institutions agree to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year to the student-athlete, provided the student-athlete is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules.