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The full court assassin.

Richie Saunders


At 6'5" 195lbs, junior guard Richie Saunders is one of the most feared jump shooters in Wasatch Academy's 107-year basketball history. He has ice in his veins and can light up the scoreboard in a matter of minutes with his three-point barrages. Named 6A First Team All-State last year, Richie is probably the last player the opposing team wants to have the ball at the end of a game, no matter how far he is from the hoop.


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Richie is one of the best shooters in the country. He needs very little room to get his shot off. He also is a very good defender and passer. Richie makes his teammates better and is also a very good athlete. Incredible work ethic. He continues to improve everyday.

—David Evans, Head Coach

Height: 6-5

Weight: 175

Wingspan: 6-7

Hometown: Riverton, Utah

GPA: 3.92

Class: 2020

Years at WA: First

Notable Offers: BYU, Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University

Committed: No

Recognition: Utah 6A First Team All-State (2017-18)

2019 AAU Team: Utah Mountain Stars











Games Played: 30

Updated: April 10, 2019


Off the Court


Richie is from Riverton, Utah. He is the youngest in his family with four older sisters. His parents are Richard and Lisa Saunders.

Richie is interested in business and hopes to start and run his own corporation after college that provides goods or services to make a positive impact to many people around the world. He has managed the yard care for four yards and started a small business that provides a way for people to feed ducks at certain venues. He enjoys learning about and visiting different cultures and hopes to use his diverse experience at Wasatch Academy in business.

Riverton, Utah

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