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Richardson Embraces Captain's Role

D.J. Richardson (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini basketball team is undergoing a series of changes, out with the old and in with the new. Next year's season will depend heavily on the effectiveness of the transition. Possibly the biggest key will be leadership. To that end, Bruce Weber has named D.J. Richardson a captain, at least for the spring and summer.

With the exception of Bradley transfer Sam Maniscalco, the Illinois basketball team will be devoid of seniors. As a result, juniors D.J. Richarson, Brandon Paul and Tyler Griffey need to provide the experience and leadership to nurture and guide younger players. Illini coach Bruce Weber has installed D.J. Richardson as the captain, and he looks forward to the challenge. "I'll be the captain...

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