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The Jereme Richmond timeline

Updated: September 11, 2011 12:48AM



Sept. 26, 2006: First mention in Sun-Times. Named top-rated freshman with news that he has enrolled at North Shore Country Day.

Nov. 21, 2006: Scores 34 points and grabs 21 rebounds in first varsity game (vs. Alden-Hebron). Illinois coach Bruce Weber offers a scholarship.

Nov. 23, 2006: Commits to Illinois on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 29, 2006: Picks up his first ­technical foul in a game at Latin.

March 9, 2007: Earns first-team Class A All-State honors, averaging 31.7 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks per game.

May 18, 2007: Recruiting analyst Van Coleman ranks him in the top three in the nation.

July 17, 2007: Transfers from North Shore to Waukegan.

Sept. 6, 2007: Illinois assistant coach Tracy Webster leaves for Kentucky. Speculation begins that Richmond will decommit from Illinois.

Nov. 20, 2007: Suspended for the first three games of the season after getting in a fight with a teammate.

Nov. 30, 2007: Scores 25 points against Maine West in his first game for Waukegan.

Dec. 15, 2007: Plays at Assembly Hall for the first time, scoring 19 points in a loss to Peoria Manual.

Feb. 3, 2008: Speculation about ­decommitting from Illinois ends.

Feb. 9, 2008: “Blows up” in locker room after a loss to Evanston.

Feb. 10, 2008: Not on hand for a win against North Chicago, says he was at his grandmother’s birthday party in Memphis, Tenn.

Feb. 24, 2008: Kicked off the team after an overtime loss to Loyola, reportedly because of a verbal confrontation with coach Ron Ashlaw.

Feb. 25, 2008: Considers transferring from Waukegan. Evanston and Young mentioned as possible destinations.

March 30, 2008: Word leaks that he will remain at Waukegan.

Dec. 31, 2008: Plainfield North upsets top-ranked Waukegan at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

March 6, 2009: Named Sun-Times Player of the Year, then ejected from a playoff game against Fremd for ­receiving a technical foul for hanging on the rim after dunking. It was his second technical of the game.

March 8, 2009: IHSA won’t allow him to play in Waukegan’s sectional semi­final against Zion-Benton because of the two technicals in the previous game.

March 10, 2009: IHSA determines ­second technical was “not unsportsmanlike,” says he can play against Z-B.

March 13, 2009: On his birthday, battling a 103-degree fever, he drains a half-court shot at the buzzer to beat Warren and give Waukegan the sectional title.

March 21, 2009: Waukegan loses to Young in the Class 4A title game.

May 15, 2009: Rumors surface that he will transfer to Findlay Prep in Nevada; rumor is shot down a few days later.

Nov. 11, 2009: Faxes signed letter-of-intent to Illinois.

Dec. 30, 2009: Leads Waukegan to championship of the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

Jan. 30, 2010: Sits out Maine South game for disciplinary reasons.

March 19, 2010: High school career ends with a loss to Young in the state semifinals.

Jan. 13-14, 2011: Misses two practices while back home in Waukegan dealing with a personal matter. Speculation begins that he will transfer.

Jan. 15, 2011: Richmond returns to ­Illinois but doesn’t play vs. Wisconsin.

Jan. 18, 2011: Richmond returns to the court, scoring a career-high 14 points in a win over No. 17 Michigan State.

March 11. 2011: Involved in a fight with a teammate after Illinois’ loss to ­Michigan in the Big Ten tournament.

March 20, 2011: Suspended for Illinois’ two NCAA tournament games by coach Bruce Weber for violating the school’s athletic code.

April 5, 2011: Declares for the NBA draft. Says he is “ready to follow my dreams.”

June 23, 2011: Isn’t selected in the NBA draft.

Aug. 8, 2011: Arrested and charged with several felonies.



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