35 - Richard Hendrix

6-8, 250 Power Forward
Alabama Junior
11/15/86 (33.9 yrs)
Athens, AL
High School
2007 Statistics
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Lonny Baxter/Carlos Boozer

Stevan Petrovic – 6/5/2008

Strengths: Hendrix possesses a great frame and strength for PF position … Has an NBA body minus an inch or so … He is very difficult to defend with his back to the basket;due his tremendous core strength … Uses his body very well to establish good position on the low-post and seal off his defender … Most of his game is based on the low-post and around the rim (nice touch inside the paint and good hands) … Hendrix is a very good finisher around the basket (60 % FG) and gets many put-backs and tip-ins … He is an aggressive player offensively and not afraid of attacking the basket … High basketball IQ and fundamentally sound … Recently improved his post moves and his body has shown improvement … Has an effective right hand hook-shot; very patient with the ball in his hands … His rebounding ability is what makes him even better (good timing and technique boxing out). Great anticipation on missed shots … Unselfish player with solid instincts and passing ability on the low-post (makes smart decisions)… Solid defensively, Hendrix is using his strength to keep his opponents away from the basket … Has a huge 7’3 wingspan allowing him to play bigger than his 6’8 height, and huge hands.

Weaknesses: Defensively he struggles with the quickness of other power forwards and his lack of height could give him some problems … Standing at just 6-8, he doesnt possess great athleticism to make up for it … Hendrix doesnt feel comfortable stepping out on the perimeter and guarding quicker and more athletic players, his lateral speed is not good … Needs to improve face-up the basket game and find his go-to move inside … Cant pick-and-pop because of his shooting ability is still inconsistent … Lacks a great form on his shot, he brings the ball back behind his head which causes him to have a slow release … Hendrix must work on developing his mid-range jump shot. Lack of explosiveness, mobility and lateral quickness limits him on both ends … Has to improve his first step while driving to the rim … Free-throw percentage is only 53%, far below where it needs to be … Has to work on finishing better with his left hand …

His father is a high school basketball coach
Voted first team all SEC
2006 & 2007 All-SEC All-American Candidate
2008 – Led University of Alabama in scoring and rebounding

Aran Smith – 12/16/2006

Strengths: Has tremendous strength at the power forward position Possesses sound post moves and excellent touch around the basket A beast who loves contact inside the paint Physically dominant forward who uses his size and girth to overpower opponents Fights for position and understands how to box out and use his lower body strength to get rebounds Has solid athletic ability and a nose for scoring Possesses excellent hands and good touch within 10 feet of the basket A solid passer, with good vision who plays unselfishly Has a huge wingspan giving him extra length and making him a solid shot blocker at the college level …

Weaknesses: Has a huge base with incredibly thick and strong legs, however his strength and thickness also limits his quickness Undersized at the power forward position at 6-7 and a half, lacks great length and struggles to get shots over longer defenders Lacks great foot speed, which limits his offensive ability, defensively and rebounding the ball out of position as well as in transition Should work to increase his free throw percentage considering how often he gets to the line, but has shown improvement Should look to improve upon his mid range jump shot, which shows potential Lacks the explosiveness and size to be a real factor as a shot blocker

Notes: Unfounded hype had him considering a jump straight to the league out of high school Came in as a top 10 national recruit and has struggled some to live up to the expectations