TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama forward Richard Hendrix won't
return for his senior season.
Hendrix, the Crimson Tide's leading scorer and rebounder, said
Monday he will remain in the NBA draft though he could have
withdrawn since he hadn't signed with an agent.
"I feel strongly that this is an opportunity for me to reach my
individual and personal goals as a basketball player," he said.
"I feel that this decision is the right decision for me. I have no
regrets with this decision."
Tide point guard Ron Steele had not announced whether he would
keep his name in the draft. Monday is the deadline for
underclassmen to withdraw.
Steele missed last season following arthroscopic surgery on both
knees, but was a preseason AP All-American in 2006. He already has
a degree in financial planning.
Projected as a likely second-round draft pick, the 6-foot-7
Hendrix said the fact that he already had his degree helped make
the decision easier.
"Richard has always represented the University of Alabama with