Thursday, November 12, 2009

If not for Richard, Prairie Stars would be poorer

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team is depending on Richard Oruche, and the 6-foot-3 senior guard is expecting a lot from himself.

A role player last season, Oruche will look to continue to contribute but in a larger quantity.

“He was more of an energy guy last year because we had some very good players on our ballclub,” UIS coach Kevin Gamble said. “He didn’t get the time he felt he could get, but the time that he got we wanted him to come in with high energy, guard the best player and just be one of those guys that puts it all on the floor when he gets out there.”

Oruche was featured in an November 12, 2009 State Journal-Register article.

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