Richard Midgley
Richard Midgley

Player Profile

Burgess Hill, England

High School:
Modesto Christian

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195




A hard-nosed player on both ends of the court, Midgley provides leadership and experience to the Bear lineup ... enters his final campaign with 70 starts in 85 career contests ... eager to finish his career with a productive final year after playing the final two months of last season with a sprained right shoulder ... one of the top long-range shooters in Cal history having made 134 three-points (No. 6 all-time) and connected on 37.6 percent of his attempts ... can play both guard positions ... drives well to the basket and has a knack for getting to the free throw line ... brings international experience to the Bears, having grown up in England, but played his final two years of high school basketball in Modesto, Calif. ... 2004-05 ... scored 26 points (8-13 FG, 6-8 3P, 4-6 FT) and added six rebounds vs. Southern Nov. 23 ... sank his first five three-point attempts against the Tigers ... later set a career high with 28 points (11-15 FG, 6-9 3P) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Dec. 4 ... a strained forearm suffered at San Diego State Dec. 11 helped limit him to 4 points (2-8 FG, 0-6 3P) against the Aztecs, but he still tied a career best with 6 assists in the game ... nailed a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to lift Cal to a 61-58 win over Pepperdine Dec. 23 and named to the all-tournament team at the Golden Bear Classic ... had 22 points and shot 6-for-6 from the line in the final 1:03 at Washington State ... however, hurt his shoulder in the game and sat out Cal's games at USC and UCLA and vs. Oregon due to the injury ... set a Cal record for 3-points attempts (6-13) at Arizona ... banked in the game-winner off an offensive rebound with 2.7 seconds left at Arizona State, finishing with 15 points and 5 boards ... named Cal's Most Courageous Player after the year ... 2003-04 ... after getting off to a slow start to the year, came on much stronger during the Pac-10 season ... made just 33.3 percent of his field goal attempts in non-conference games and 45.9 percent in league play ... voted Pac-10 Player of the Week Feb. 9 after averaging 19.0 ppg in home wins over Arizona (18 points) and Arizona State (20 points) ... added 19 points at Stanford (7-11 FG, 3-5 3P, 2-3 FT) - all in the second half ... set or tied season highs in points (22), rebounds (7), assists (5) and steals (3) vs. USC Jan. 22 ... 12 of his 17 points at Oregon State were in the first half ... earned a spot on the all-tournament team in the Golden Bear Classic with 21 points against Columbia ... 2002-03 ... named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... set a Cal freshman record by connecting on 44.9 percent of his three-point attempts (44-98) as he started the Bears' final 22 games of the season ... his biggest shot came in the first round of the NCAA Tournament when he drained a three-pointer with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Bears to a 76-74 win over North Carolina State ... scored 11 points in that game, including 3-for-6 from behind the arc ... came off the bench the first nine games of the season before assuming starting duties with the Pac-10 opener against Stanford ... scored a season-high 23 points (8-16 FG, 4-8 3P, 3-3 FT) in Cal's home win over USC Jan. 23 ... also had 16 points in an overtime victory over San Francisco (6-7 FG, 4-5 FT) ... had a perfect shooting night from the floor in the championship game of the Golden Bear Classic vs. Louisiana-Lafayette when he went 5-for-5, including 2-for-2 on three-pointers, on his way to 16 points ... scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half in a win over Washington at home ... sank 9-of-10 free throws in the second half to help Cal beat Oregon in Eugene ... one of his best all-around games came against Washington State Feb. 13 when he had seven points, six rebounds, five assists and a career-best five steals ... had four threes vs. OSU in the Pac-10 Tourney.

High School: Midgley moved to California in 1999 and played two seasons at Modesto Christian HS, leading the team to a 34-4 record and a runner-up finish in the state tournament in 2001 ... averaged 19 points and 5 assists that season ... rated a Top 100 recruit by both and The Sporting News ... did not play his senior season after his high school league ruled him ineligible to compete due to his age ... in England, won 11 national age-group titles at the club, school and county school levels ... twice scored 91 points in a game, once for his school in an overtime win in the Under-15 National School Cup and the second for his local club team (Haywards Heath Eagles) in an Under-15 Sussex Youth League Cup Final ... served as captain of the England Youth National team.

Personal: Richard Henry Midgley ... born July 7, 1983 in Maidstone, England ... parents are Kevin and Gill Midgley ... older brother, Daniel, played basketball at the University of Maine-Machias, an NAIA Division II school ... social welfare major.

Career Highs
Points: 28 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, Dec. 4, 2004
Rebounds: 7 many times, last vs. USC, Jan. 22, 2004
Assists: 6 twice, last at San Diego State, Dec. 11, 2004
Blocks: 1 many times, last at Oregon. Feb. 24, 2005
Steals: 5 vs. Washington State, Feb. 13, 2003

Career Statistics

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