Rodney Hood

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Rodney Hood
No. 5 – Utah Jazz
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 22)
Meridian, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Meridian (Meridian, Mississippi)
College Mississippi State (2011–2012)
Duke (2013–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 2014–present
Career history
2014–present Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-ACC (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)

Rodney Hood (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He played college basketball at Mississippi State University and Duke University.

High school career[edit]

Hood attended Meridian High School in Meridian, Mississippi, and was a five-star recruit by[1]

As a junior, he averaged 22.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while leading his team to the Class 6A championship game. As a senior, he averaged 24.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as he guided Meridian to the Class 6A championship and a 29-2 record.[2]

In October 2010, he committed to Mississippi State University.[3]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Mississippi State, Hood was named to the 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team. In 32 games (29 starts), he averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.[2]

In July 2012, he transferred to Duke University.[4][5] He subsequently sat out the 2012–13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.[6]

In his sophomore season at Duke, he was named to the 2014 All-ACC second team. In 35 games, he averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 32.9 minutes per game.[7]

In April 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[8]

NBA career[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Hood was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.[9] On July 11, 2014, he signed with the Jazz and joined them for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[10]


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