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Richard Hendrix
Richard Hendrix

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Athens

High School:
Athens

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 255

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L



COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS:
2007 (JUNIOR):
John Wooden Preseason Candidate ... SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC and SEC Media Preseason All- SEC ... Academic All-SEC in 2007-08 ... SEC Good Works Team Member for his community service work in 2007-08 ... Opened junior season with 23 rebounds and 22 points against Troy; the 23 rebounds is 6th-most single game number of rebounds all-time at UA ... SEC Player of the Week for November 11, 2007 for his performance in the Troy game ... Will graduate in May 2008 with a degree in communications, getting it in only three years ... Opened 2008 by scoring 20+ with four double doubles in first four games and had five double doubles in first five games ... Scored 30 against Missouri State ... All-tournament at Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic ... Scored his 1,000th UA career point in 1st three minutes in the George Washington game ... Started in 76 consecutive games until streak ended in Lexington when he had the flu and did not make it to the Feb. 9, 2008 UA vs. UK game

2006 (SOPHOMORE): 2nd Team AP and Coaches All-SEC ... He and Alonzo Gee were only players to start in all 32 UA games in 2007 ... Led Tide in scoring in 2007 with 14.6 points per game ... Led Tide in rebounding with 8.7 rebounds per game ... Led the SEC in field goal percentages with .604% (93-154) in SEC games and .602% (186-309) in all games ... Finished 11th in SEC in scoring and 4th in rebounding in all games and 14th in scoring (14.1) and 4th in rebounding (8.4) in conference games ... USBWA All-District 4 ... NABC All-District 6 2nd Team ... Has 42 career dunksgoing into his junior season in 2008, with 23 dunks in 2007 ... Had 13 double doubles in 2007, giving him 20 career double doubles going into 2008 season ... Scored career best 34 points against Alabama State on December 9, 2006 ... Going into his junior season, he has started in 52 consecutive games and has started in 52 of 62 career games played ... Scored 20 or more points in five games, including 28 at home against Arkansas (12 of 18 from the field), 34 against Alabama State, 23 at N.C. State, 21 vs. Kentucky and 22 against Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa ... Had double digit rebounding in 14 games, including 15 against South Carolina and 13 against Auburn, both home games

2005 (FRESHMAN): 2006 SEC Coaches' Freshman All-SEC ... Won SEC Freshman of the Week award three times in 2005-06 ... Rivals.com Freshman All-American, 2nd Team ... Had seven double doubles his freshman season ... Averaged 9.4 points and 8.0 rebounds in 2005-06 ... Finished 2nd in the SEC in rebounding in league games with 9.3 a game ... Scored career high 22 points against Mississippi State ... Double doubles included 11 points and 17 rebounds against national champion Florida; 16 points and 10 rebounds against Tennessee

PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2005 "Mr. Basketball" in State of Alabama ... 2005 McDonald's All-American & started in game, scoring six points and grabbing six rebounds ... Played in 2005 Michael Jordan All-American All-Star Game in Madison Square Garden in 2005 ... 2005 "Parade All-American" and a top five national recruit ... 2005 Class 5A Player of the Year ... 2005 World Select Team member at NIKE Hoop Summit ... Member of Gold Medal-winning South Team at USA Junior Olympic Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs in 2004 & 2003 ... Averaged 22.7 points, 14.9 rebounds and 5.4 blocks as a senior in 2005 ... Averaged 22.1 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots in 2004 ... Set state record in career rebounds at 1,820 and in blocked shots with 667 ... Scored 2,915 career points in four seasons at Athens ... Set Athens High school records in all-time scoring, rebounding, shot blocking and consecutive game starts ... Had six "triple doubles" his junior year in 2004 & 3 as a sophomore ... Had 92 double-doubles and played school record 138 consecutive games ... All-Area, 5A, in 2004 and 2005 & Area 15 Tournament MVP ... His high school also produced former Tide & Miami Heat star Keith Askins as well as the NFL's Philip Rivers ... Played for the Alabama Lasers AAU team ... NIKE All-American Camp participant ... All-State in 2005

PERSONAL INFORMATION: A communications major at UA ... Started competing in basketball at age 5 ... Voted "Mr. AHS" & "Senior Class Favorite" at Athens High by the student body ... National Honor Society ... Has two older sisters, both UA graduates, Lesley Hendrix Bruinton (2000) and Kristina (2003); in fact, five females in his family are UA grads--he's the first male in the family to attend UofA ... Lesley works in communications for the Tuscaloosa City School system and Kristina works in the communications office for NASA ... Loves "old school" Nintendo games and describes himself as "Elton Brand" type player---makes up for size with heart ... Son of Venard and Valarie Hendrix, both teachers, both Athens college graduates ... Dad, Venard, was his high school coach & also coaches tennis at Athens; Valarie works for Athens State ... Born November 15, 1986