Former Austin High basketball star Detrick Mostella received a nomination to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American game.
McDonald’s announced 814 high school seniors have received nominations and that the final rosters of 24 boys and 24 girls will be released Feb. 14 on ESPNU.
Mostella, who was The Daily’s Class 4A-6A player of the year as a sophomore in 2011, transferred from Austin to La Lumiere — a preparatory school located near Gary, Ind. — this offseason.
Mostella, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com. He signed with Oklahoma State in December.
Hendrix playing in Russia: Former Athens High and Alabama basketball player Richard Hendrix recently signed a basketball contact with Lokomotiv-Kuban, a professional franchise in the Russian city Kransodar.
Hendrix, who was The Daily’s Class 4A-6A player of the year from 2003-2005, made a Facebook post Thursday that said “Looking forward to a new opportunity in Russia!” With the post was a link to a video where Hendrix was interviewed after arriving in Russia.
Hendrix isn’t new to international basketball. After being drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the 49th overall pick in 2008 and spending one season in the NBA Developmental League, Hendrix spent 2009-2012 playing professionally in Spain, Italy and Israel.
Following his senior season at Athens in 2005, Hendrix was the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Mr. Basketball recipient. He finished his prep career with 92 double-doubles, nine triple-doubles and two quadruple doubles. Hendrix, a two-time Parade All-American and 2005 McDonald’s All-American, scored 2,915 career points and grabbed 1,820 rebounds while playing for Athens High.
Hendrix’s father, Venard, was The Daily’s Class 4A-6A coach of the year in 2004 and 2005.
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