|No. 7 – Osaka Evessa|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||November 15, 1986|
|Nationality||American / Macedonian|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Athens (Athens, Alabama)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2010–2012||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2012–2013||Emporio Armani Milano|
|2016||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Venard Richard Hendrix (Macedonian: Венард Ричард Хендрикс; born November 15, 1986) is an American-Macedonian professional basketball player for Osaka Evessa of the B.League. He also represents Macedonia in the international competitions. 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.
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, the same high school that produced NFL pro bowler Philip Rivers.
At Athens High 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 two-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.
After a decorated high school career, Hendrix chose to attend the University of Alabama over the University of North Carolina. Hendrix teamed up with future NBA player Alonzo Gee and future 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."
Hendrix was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with 49th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Hendrix competed in the preseason for the Warriors registering a double double of 12 points and 13 rebounds in his debut against the Oklahoma City Thunder 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 to create roster space for the return of Monta Ellis from injury. Hendrix played for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando Pro Summer League and later the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Summer League in 2010.
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.
On December 28, 2008, Hendrix was acquired by the Dakota Wizards, a National Basketball Association Development League team based in Bismarck, North Dakota. 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.
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.
In June 2012, he signed a two-year deal with Italian team Emporio Armani Milano. 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 for the rest of the season. On July 16, 2013, it was officially confirmed that Lokomotiv Kuban extended a contract with Hendrix for three more seasons. In July 2015, he parted ways with Lokomotiv.
On July 23, 2015, Hendrix signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Unicaja. On March 9, 2016, he left Unicaja and signed a deal with his former team Maccabi Tel Aviv until the end of the 2016–17 season. On August 20, 2016, he was released by Maccabi. Two days later, he signed with Spanish club Gran Canaria for the rest of the season.
EuroLeague career statistics
|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|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|2010–11||Maccabi Tel Aviv||21||1||14.0||.565||.000||.542||4.8||.2||.6||.9||5.6||7.4|
|2011–12||Maccabi Tel Aviv||21||6||20.4||.519||.500||.780||5.4||.8||.6||1.3||8.9||11.0|
|2010–11||Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.||ISBL||27||14.5||.669||.000||.706||4.7||.6||.6||.8||7.6|
|2012–13||EA7 Emporio Armani Milano||LBA||11||13.7||.448||--||.733||4.5||.4||.3||.8||6.6|
Awards and accomplishments
High school career
- Alabama Mr. Basketball (2005)
- Third-team Parade All-American (2004)
- First-team Parade All-American (2005)
- 2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
- SEC All-Freshman Team (Unanimous Choice) (2006)
- 2nd Team All-SEC (2007)
- 1st Team All-SEC (2008)
- Academic All-SEC (2008)
- Richard Hendrix on FIBA Europe
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- Richard Hendrix Recruiting Profile
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- Warriors Assign Richard Hendrix To Bakersfield Jam
- Wizards Make Their First Roster Move of the 08-09 Season
- Granada adds also Richard Hendrix
- "ACB, Richard Hendrix is 'Jugador Revelacion'". Sportando.com. May 11, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "Maccabi Tel Aviv inks Richard Hendrix for two years". Euroleague.net. June 30, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "Olimpia Milano announced Richard Hendrix". Sportando.net. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- "LOKOMOTIV KUBAN gets Hendrix on loan". Eurocupbasketball.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Lokomotiv Kuban announced Richard Hendrix". Sportando. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Lokomotiv Kuban extends Richard Hendrix for three seasons". Sportando. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- "Lokomotiv Kuban opts out of the contract with Richard Hendrix". Sportando.com. July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "Unicaja picks up big man Hendrix". Euroleague.net. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- "Welcome Back, Richard Hendrix". maccabi.co.il. March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv released Richard Hendrix". maccabi.co.il. August 20, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
- "CB Gran Canaria signs Richard Hendrix". Sportando.com. August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "Galatasaray inks one-time EuroCup Final MVP Hendrix". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "Richard Hendrix joins Osaka Evessa". Sportando. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.