Heat take Richardson with 40th pick in NBA draft

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MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat picked Tennessee shooting guard Josh Richardson with the 40th pick of Thursday night's NBA draft.

Richardson was a four-year college player and averaged 16.0 points as a senior for the Volunteers. He shot 36 percent from 3-point range this past season and had some of his best games against ranked teams - averaging 17.5 points in six contests as a senior against teams that were holding down spots in the AP Top 25.

Richardson was an All-SEC player as a senior and left Tennessee among the school's all-time leaders in games played (third, 136), minutes played (ninth, 3,802), games started (ninth, 110), steals (10th, 147), blocks (16th, 88) and scoring (28th, 1,252).