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Richard Hendrix
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Club Baloncesto Granada
Power forward
Born November 15, 1986 (1986-11-15) (age 23)
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
League Liga ACB
High school Athens (Alabama)
College University of Alabama
Draft 2nd round, 19th pick, 2008
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2008 –present
Former teams Golden State Warriors (2008)
Bakersfield Jam(2008)
Dakota Wizards (2008-2009)
CB Granada (2009-2010)
Awards Alabama Mr. Basketball (2005)
Parade High School All-American (1st Team) (2005)
SEC All-Freshman Team (Unanimous Choice) (2006)
2nd Team All-SEC (2007)
1st Team All-SEC (2008)
NBA D-League All Star (2009)

Venard Richard Hendrix (born November 15, 1986) is an American professional basketball player.[1] Hendrix had previously attended the University of Alabama where he played for the Crimson Tide. He was drafted 19th in the second round in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Currently plays for Liga ACB team CB Granada.

He was released on December 18, 2008 without appearing in a regular season game with the Warriors.[2] On December 28, 2008, Richard Hendrix was acquired by the Dakota Wizards, a National Basketball Association Development League team based in Bismarck, North Dakota. During his tenure with Dakota, Hendrix led the team in rebounds and finished second overall in the league after being surpassed on the final day of the 2008-2009 by Dwayne Jones of the Austin Toros.


Early life

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. His athletic accumen was quickly realized, and as a result, he played basketball in one division higher than his actual age. He played soccer, baseball and football on a competitive level where he was considered a standout on his respective teams.

High School

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 First team All-State as a sophomore, he was selected to the Super 1st team All-State his final two years of high school. He was named 5A Player of the Year and selected as “Mr. Basketball” in the state of Alabama 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 ( 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.

During the summers, Hendrix was a member of the Nike Alabama Lasers, an AAU team based in Huntsville, Alabama, where he was coached by the late William "Wig" Pearson. He combined with DJ White to create one of the most powerful post tandems in the country.



College Statistics

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 Alabama 95 86 3.0 .586 .000 .604 9.0 1.4 0.8 1.6 14.0

Professional career

He was named to the 2009 NBDL All-Star Game on February 3, 2009.

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