Maccabi inks Richard Hendrix for two years

Jun 30, 2010 by Yarone Arbel, Tel Aviv Print
Richard Hendrix signed with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (Photo: Electra Tel Aviv announced another addition to its roster with the signing of Richard Hendrix for the power forward spot. Hendrix (203, 23) signed a two-year deal with the Israeli powerhouse. He joins Tal Burstein, Elishay Kadir and Jeff Foote, who were signed earlier in the offseason. Hendrix arrives after a great season with Spanish side BC Granada, where he posted 13.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26 minutes per game. His ranked sixth in the Spanish League index with 16.1 index points and was chosen as the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Before joining Granada, Hendrix spent one year in the NBDL split between Bakersfield and Dakota, where in a total of 46 games he averaged 14.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Hendrix enjoyed a successful college basketball career at the University of Alabama, where he was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team and was named honorable mention All-American after his junior season. He was also on the All-Academic team and graduated from Alabama with a degree in Public Relations in only three years.

"Hendrix is a young player with an extraordinary set of skills that fit our program and our way," Maccabi coach David Blatt said of his newest player. "At Maccabi he'll be able to play both inside positions. He's very strong and physical, with a great post-up game, and a terrific rebounder. He also has a great character and a very high work ethic. He plays with all his heart and that's as important as anything else. He's a player that wherever he played fans were crazy about him, and I believe it will happen in Maccabi as well."