Mr. Richardson is a seasoned basketball connoisseur who has been involved with all levels of basketball throughout his career. As a player at SUNY Purchase - where as a member of the Westchester school captured two conference championships and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament. In addition, he served as a player developer, junior varsity coach, free lancer videographer, stat auditor & production assistant for the NBA and currently serves as the Social Media Manager for The Tournament.
"There is no doubt that the use of social media has catupulated players and leagues to higher levels due to their visibility on various platforms. Leagues like NYC’s Dyckman, The Rucker, Pro City and LA’s Drew League come to mind.
How are you, in your position, able to stay relevant in today’s uber competitive market and ultimately what is the goal in your social
It’s definitely an oversaturated market, but I think you stay relevant by trying stay as authentic as possible with covering the basketball community. Telling the players stories, highlighting people that maybe do not garner the same attention as the bigger names, but treating it with the same care.
Ultimately, my goal with social media is to shed light on high-level basketball all across the globe. I’ve lived in NY/LI my whole life, so being able to specifically spotlight players from those areas is important to me. I personally don’t feel like some players get enough respect, especially players from Long Island, so any time I can highlight a player or for that matter “our” talent - I’m all for it.