Sand Springs’ Davon Richardson & Cason Savage – Basketball Q&A Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint

By Scott Emigh

After years of being the bottom of the conference, the Sandites have been a no-nonsense contender since the arrival of Head Coach Eric Savage, making it to the Area playoffs five of the past six years, and to the State Tournament in 2018. This year the team will return 64% of its offensive power.

6-foot-4 senior Davon Richardson will anchor the team as he looks to improve on his prior year’s 15.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Junior Cason Savage is one of three returning underclassmen vying for the two open spots on the starting squad. The youngest of three Savage sons, he will have big shoes to fill after his brothers Colt and Cale put up 1691 and 650 career points, respectively, for the Sandites. 

  

How long have you been playing basketball and what got you started?

Savage: I’ve been playing basketball since second grade. My dad definitely got me started.

Richardson: I’ve been playing basketball since about two years old. I always had a basketball in my hand, and my mom got me involved in basketball.

Favorite college/professional player?

Savage: My favorite college player has to be my brother Colt, and my favorite professional player is Lebron James.

Richardson: I don’t have a favorite. I like a lot of players and try to copy some of their game.

Do you play other sports, and if so, which is your favorite?

Savage: I love basketball and baseball equally.

Richardson: I don’t play any other sports, but I like to watch tennis and it is a very fun sport.

What is your favorite basketball memory?

Savage: My favorite basketball memory was when I was a freshman, I had the chance to get on the court and play with my two older brothers!

Richardson: My favorite basketball memory would probably be my highest scoring game.

(Richardson scored 44 points against Owasso as a sophomore.)

Any pre-game rituals?

Savage: I always try to get a good nap in and I like to listen to old school music.

Richardson: No pregame rituals besides stay focused for the game.

Which team or tournament are you most excited to play this season?

Savage: I’m excited about the Memorial Tournament because it always brings back good memories.

Richardson: I’m excited to play Sapulpa this year. They are our rivals and it’s always a fun game.

What are some personal goals you have for the season?

Richardson: Do the best I can for my team, make it to State.

What do you need to improve on from last year?

Savage: I definitely need to improve my shot this year.

Richardson: I would say shooting. I’m a way better shooter than what people saw last year, and I’m looking to showing people that this year. 

Which of your teammates do you expect to be a star this season?

Savage: Davon is our best player and we look for him to help us have a great year.

Richardson: I think Marlo Fox will have a break out year for us this season because we really need him to step up this year. 

Who has been your biggest supporter?

Savage: My biggest support has definitely been my family. They have always been there for me.

Richardson: I would say my family.

Do you have any college plans or offers?

Savage: Right now I want to be the best basketball player I can be, but I have plans to pursue baseball for college.

Richardson: Yes, I am committed to UCO – Go Broncos!