Richard Hendrix

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Richard Hendrix
Hendrix interview.jpg
No. 7 – Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Position Power forward / Center
League VTB United League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1986-11-15) November 15, 1986 (age 27)
Decatur, Alabama
Nationality American
Macedonian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Athens (Athens, Alabama)
College Alabama (2005–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008 Bakersfield Jam
2008–2009 Dakota Wizards
2009–2010 Granada
2010–2012 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2012–2013 Emporio Armani Milano
2013–present Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Career highlights and awards

Venard Richard Hendrix (born November 15, 1986; Macedonian: Венард Ричард Хендрикс)[1] is an American and Macedonian professional basketball player who plays for the Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of the VTB United League and the Macedonian national basketball team.[2]

Hendrix attended the University of Alabama, where he played for the Crimson Tide. He was drafted with 49th pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

Early life[edit]

Richard Hendrix was raised in Athens, Alabama, born the son of two educators. He began his athletic career at the young age of five by playing basketball for the local recreation center. He played soccer,tennis, baseball and football on a competitive level where he was considered a standout on his respective teams. Hendrix attended Athens High School (Alabama), the same high school that produced NFL pro bowler Philip Rivers.[3]

High school[edit]

Hendrix attended Athens High School in Athens, Alabama where he was a four-year starter on the varsity basketball team, where he was coached by his father, Venard Hendrix. He was named 5A Player of the Year and selected as Alabama Mr. Basketball in 2005. Hendrix finished his career 92 double-doubles, nine triple doubles, and two quadruple doubles. Hendrix scored 2,915 points in his career and currently holds Alabama high school state records (www.ahsaa.com) for career rebounds (1,820) and blocked shots (667). Hendrix is considered one of the most decorated prep basketball players in Alabama high school history. He was selected as a 2-time Parade All-American and as a participant in the 2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game. Hendrix played AAU basketball with the Alabama Lasers Youth Inc.[4][5]

College[edit]

After a decorated high school career, Hendrix chose to attend the University of Alabama over the University of North Carolina. Hendrix teamed up with current NBA player Alonzo Gee and current European professional players Ronald Steele, Chuck Davis, Jermareo Davidson, and Mykal Riley. Under Head Coach Mark Gottfried, Hendrix and the Crimson Tide experienced its share of highs and lows. After an All-SEC performance in his junior season, Hendrix decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and opt for the 2008 NBA Draft. Hendrix attained his bachelor's degree in Public Relations during his 3 years at "The Capstone."[6]

College Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Alabama 31 22 27.1 .557 .000 .647 8.0 0.8 0.8 1.5 9.6
2006–07 Alabama 32 32 27.6 .602 .000 .629 8.9 1.9 0.5 1.3 14.6
2007–08 Alabama 32 32 30.6 .598 .286 .537 10.1 1.6 1.3 2.0 17.8
Career 95 86 3.0 .586 .000 .604 9.0 1.4 0.8 1.6 14.0

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

Hendrix was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with 49th overall pick in the 2008 NBA. Hendrix competed in the preseason for the Warriors before making the final roster. After spending several weeks on the inactive list, Hendrix was assigned to the NBA Developmental league. His rights were released by the Warriors on December 18, 2008.[7] Hendrix played for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando Pro Summer League and later the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Summer League in 2010.[8]

D-League[edit]

Richard Hendrix playing for the Dakota Wizards

On November 14, 2008, the Golden State Warriors assigned Hendrix to play for their minor league affiliate the Bakersfield Jam. His rights were released by the Golden State Warriors on December 18, 2008, ending his tenure with the Jam.[9]

On December 28, 2008, Hendrix was acquired by the Dakota Wizards, a National Basketball Association Development League team based in Bismarck, North Dakota.[10] Hendrix led the D-League in total rebounds for the 2008–09 season.

He was named to the 2009 NBDL All-Star Game on February 3, 2009. Hendrix was selected as a starter on the Red Team and helped lead his team to 113–103 victory. Hendrix finished the game with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assist in 20 minutes of playing time.

Europe[edit]

In July 2009, Hendrix signed a one-year contract with Liga ACB team CB Granada. Hendrix helped lead the club the most wins in club history as a member of the Spanish 1st Division. He was awarded the ACB Rising Star Award as the best newcomer in the Spanish league.[11]

On June 30, 2010 Hendrix signed a two year contract with Euroleague contenders Maccabi Tel Aviv.[12]

In June 2012 he signed a two-year deal with Italian team Emporio Armani Milano.[13] However, after averaging only 3.7 points and 3 rebounds over 10 games in the Euroleague season, he was loaned to the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar.[14][15] On July 16, it was officially confirmed that Lokomotiv Kuban extended a contract with Hendrix for three more seasons.[16]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Maccabi 21 1 14.0 .565 .000 .542 4.8 .2 .6 .9 5.6 7.4
2011–12 Maccabi 21 6 20.4 .519 .500 .780 5.4 .8 .6 1.3 8.9 11.0
2012–13 Olimpia Milano 10 2 12.0 .412 .000 .750 3.0 .1 .6 .2 3.7 3.1
2013–14 Lokomotiv 23 15 23.8 .577 .250 .696 7.3 1.9 .6 1.1 10.5 14.7
Career 75 24 18.5 .538 .423 .710 5.5 .9 .6 1.0 7.8 10.1

Club Honors[edit]

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Awards and accomplishments[edit]

High School Career[edit]

College career[edit]

  • SEC All-Freshman Team (Unanimous Choice) (2006)
  • 2nd Team All-SEC (2007)
  • 1st Team All-SEC (2008)
  • Academic All-SEC (2008)

Professional career[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA DraftExpress profile". Draftexpress.com. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Richard Hendrix on FIBA Europe
  3. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Warriors Waive Richard Hendrix". NBA.com. December 18, 2008. Retrieved February 28, 2009. 
  8. ^ Moore, Jack (June 28, 2010). "NBA Summer League Rosters – Vegas". Ridiculousupside.com. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ ".". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ "MACCABI inks forward Hendrix for two years – 2010–11 SIGNINGS". Euroleague.net. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Olimpia Milano announced Richard Hendrix". Sportando.net. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ "LOKOMOTIV KUBAN gets Hendrix on loan". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban announced Richard Hendrix". Sportando. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban extends Richard Hendrix for three seasons". Sportando. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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