EA7 - Emporio Armani Milano fortified its frontcourt for the upcoming future by inking big man Richard Hendrix to a two-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Hendrix (2.03 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Maccabi Electra, where he averaged 8.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 21 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. In his two seasons with Maccabi, Hendrix helped the team to win consecutive Israeli League and Israeli Cup titles in 2011 and 2012. He also reached the Euroleague final in 2011 and lifted the Adriatic League trophy last season. Hendrix also earned 2010-11 Euroleague Playoffs Game 1 MVP honors with a 16-point, 16-rebound effort against Caja Laboral. He joined Maccabi in summer 2010 after a great season with Spanish side BC Granada, where he posted 13.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34 games 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 and has been a member of the USA under-18 national team.