Hendrix not yet ready to decide

Now that Roy Williams & Co. have gotten Bobby Frasor in the fold, they'll continue to focus their efforts on trying to get frontcourt help. Tyler Hansbrough will make a return trip to Chapel Hill with his parents later this month – and could make a decision shortly thereafter. But don't expect an announcement to come from Richard Hendrix anytime soon.

Despite the fact that the Athens High (Ala.) 6-8, 245-pound rising senior has trimmed his list to Alabama and North Carolina and already taken official visits to both schools, Hendrix is really in no rush to choose between the pair.

"He'll probably get it over with before his senior year starts," said Hendrix's father/coach, Venard. "He's narrowed it to two and that was a big thing for him to do that."

"It's probably going to happen at the end of the summer for sure," added William "Wig" Pearson of the Alabama Lasers. "He's just taking his time. He'll play this summer and see what happens."

"It's not an easy decision," added the elder Hendrix. "He's focused right now on summer ball. That's how he is. During his high school year, he just wanted to win the state title and he helped got us to the state title game. Now his time is occupied with camps and his AAU team. Once it's all over, he'll give it some thought, but right now he's not thinking about it much at all."

Hendrix has shown that he's more than just a banger and scorer in the paint this spring when he displayed terrific touch from mid-range and also an improved handle. There's no question that if the Tar Heels can pull in both Hansbrough and Hendrix, they'd have the top recruiting class in the nation.

"He knows Tyler (Hansbrough)," Venard Hendrix said. "They were at the tournament this past weekend and had a chance to talk. I don't think it would affect whether Richard chooses North Carolina or not if Tyler commits to them. Wherever he goes, he'll work hard. He doesn't want a position handed to him; he wants to work for it. That'll mean more to him."

Hendix, one of the hardest-workers both on and off the court in the senior class, will attend the new Nike elite skills camp in Portland, Ore. in two weeks, where his father said he may room with Hansbrough. Then he'll go to Colorado Springs for the USA Development Festival before heading to the Nike All-American Camp.


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