Richie Saunders
Guard 15
200 lbs.
Last School
Wasatch Academy
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • Appeared in 34 games including two starts a true freshman in 2022-23
  • Scored in double figures six times including twice at the WCC tournament


  • Son of Lisa and Rich Saunders
  • Has four older sisters
  • Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seattle, Washington
  • Enjoys playing the piano, guitar and playing ping pong
  • Helped start and English Academy in West Africa
  • Runs a duck feeding business at Gardner Village
  • Instagram: Rsaunders15

Before BYU

  • Spent final two seasons of high school career at Wasatch Academy
  • 2020 Best of State Male Athlete
  • Three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals
  • Rated as No. 45 shooting guard in Class of 2020 by 247Sports Composite
  • First Team All-State as a sophomore at Riverton High School
  • Second Team All-State as a freshman at RHS
  • Recruited by Creighton, Stanford, Utah State and Oklahoma
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2022-2023


  • One of four players to appear in all 34 games for the Cougars, including starts against Utah Valley and No. 22 Saint Mary’s
  • Averaged 5.5 points, 2.4 rebound and 0.8 rebounds per game, shooting 45.3 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from three and 68.4 percent from the free throw line
  • Scored in double figures six times including a career-high 18 points in BYU’s win over Portland in the second round of the WCC tournament
  • Made multiple 3-pointers in eight games including three against WOU and Portland
  • Had a career-high nine rebounds against Nicholls on November 19, 2022
  • Had a career-high five offensive rebounds against Portland in the second round of the WCC tournament
  • Averaged 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.0 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from 3-point range and 100.0 percent from the free throw line during the WCC tournament
Sophmore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Richie Saunders hits a three during an 87-73 win at the Marriott Center


  • Richie Saunders shoots a three

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  • Richie Saunders Pacific 2022-23

    Richie Saunders Pacific 2022-23