Rodney Hood

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Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood against the Portland Trail Blazers (cropped).jpg
Hood with Cleveland in 2019
No. 5 – Portland Trail Blazers
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 26)
Meridian, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolMeridian (Meridian, Mississippi)
College
NBA draft2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142018Utah Jazz
20182019Cleveland Cavaliers
2019–presentPortland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rodney Michael Hood (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Mississippi State University and Duke University.

High school career[edit]

Hood attended Meridian High School in Meridian, Mississippi. 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.[1]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Hood was listed as the No. 5 small forward and the No. 16 player in the nation in 2011.[2] In October 2010, he committed to Mississippi State University.[3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Mississippi State in 2011–12, Hood earned 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.[1]

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

In his second year at Duke in 2013–14, Hood earned second-team All-ACC honors. 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, Hood declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Utah Jazz (2014–2018)[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Hood was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.[9][10] On July 11, 2014, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz.[11] On March 16, 2015, he had a season-best game with 24 points on 9-of-11 from the field and 5-of-5 from three-point range as he helped the Jazz record their sixth straight win with a 94–66 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.[12]

In 2015–16, Hood solidified his position in the starting lineup, as he started in all 79 games that he played. He established himself as a go-to offensive option and proved to be a valuable asset. He scored double digits in 61 games and he went for more than 20 points in 15 games.[13] On January 2, 2016, he scored a career-high 32 points in a 92–87 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[14]

In the Jazz's season opener on October 25, 2016, Hood scored 26 points in a 113–104 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[15] On December 16, 2016, he hit his first career game-winner after pulling up for a three-pointer in transition with 0.8 seconds left that gave the Jazz a 103–100 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Hood finished with 15 points.[16] On January 13, 2017, he scored a season-high 27 points in a 110–77 win over the Detroit Pistons.[17] On March 5, 2017, he set a new season high with 28 points in a 110–109 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings.[18]

On October 30, 2017, Hood scored 15 of his season-high 25 points in the third quarter to help the Jazz rally to beat the Dallas Mavericks 104–89.[19] On November 18, 2017, he set a new season high with 31 points off the bench in a 125–85 win over the Orlando Magic.[20]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2018–2019)[edit]

On February 8, 2018, Hood was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade that also involved the Jazz and the Sacramento Kings.[21] In his debut for the Cavaliers three days later, Hood scored 15 points in a 121–99 win over the Boston Celtics.[22] The Cavaliers made it to the 2018 NBA Finals, but lost 4–0 to the Golden State Warriors.

On September 10, 2018, Hood re-signed with the Cavaliers.[23] On October 30, 2018, he scored a season-high 26 points, helping the Cavaliers end their six-game losing streak to start the season with a 136–114 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[24]

Portland Trail Blazers (2019–present)[edit]

On February 4, 2019, Hood was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV and two future second-round picks.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Utah 50 21 21.3 .414 .365 .763 2.3 1.7 .6 .2 8.7
2015–16 Utah 79 79 32.2 .420 .359 .860 3.4 2.7 .9 .2 14.5
2016–17 Utah 59 55 27.0 .408 .371 .783 3.4 1.6 .6 .2 12.7
2017–18 Utah 39 12 27.8 .424 .389 .876 2.8 1.7 .8 .2 16.8
2017–18 Cleveland 21 11 25.3 .442 .352 .813 2.6 1.4 .7 .2 10.8
2018–19 Cleveland 45 45 27.4 .427 .362 .912 2.5 2.0 .8 .1 12.2
Career 293 223 27.5 .420 .368 .843 2.9 2.0 .8 .2 12.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Utah 11 0 25.2 .352 .260 .611 2.7 1.1 .5 .0 8.9
2018 Cleveland 17 1 15.3 .424 .167 .750 1.8 1.1 .3 .2 5.4
Career 28 1 19.2 .386 .230 .667 2.2 1.1 .4 .1 6.8

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Mississippi State 32 29 32.8 .443 .364 .659 4.8 2.0 .4 .4 10.3
2013–14 Duke 35 33 32.9 .464 .420 .807 3.9 2.1 .7 .3 16.1
Career 67 62 32.8 .455 .396 .773 4.3 2.1 .6 .3 13.3

Personal life[edit]

On January 3, 2016, Hood's fiancée, Richa Jackson, gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Rodney Jr.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "#5 Rodney Hood". GoDuke.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "Rodney Hood – Yahoo! Sports". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Rodney Hood commits to Bulldogs". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "Rodney Hood to transfer to Duke". ESPN.com. June 30, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Mississippi State's Rodney Hood makes Duke transfer official". USAToday.com. July 5, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Meridian native Duke's Rodney Hood declares for NBA Draft". Blogs.GulfLive.com. April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rodney Hood Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Duke forward Rodney Hood officially declares for the 2014 NBA Draft". CBSSports.com. April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Jazz Selects Exum, Hood in 2014 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "Welcome to Utah, Danté Exum and Rodney Hood". NBA.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Jazz Signs First-Round Picks Danté Exum and Rodney Hood". NBA.com. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Jazz bury Hornets 94-66 with barrage of 3-pointers". NBA.com. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  13. ^ Johnson, Kristine (May 11, 2016). "Utah Jazz 2015-16 Review: Rodney Hood". purpleandblues.com. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  14. ^ "Hood scores 32 as Jazz beat Grizzlies 92-87 in OT". NBA.com. January 2, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Lillard scores 39, Blazers run home-opening win streak to 16". ESPN.com. October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "Hood hits pull-up 3 to give Jazz 103-100 win over Mavericks". ESPN.com. December 16, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "Hood's season-high 27 lead Jazz to 110-77 win over Pistons". ESPN.com. January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "Gobert's reviewed tip-in lifts Jazz past Kings in overtime". ESPN.com. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hood scores season high 25, Jazz beat Mavericks 104-89". ESPN.com. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  20. ^ "Jazz stop 3-game slide with 125-85 win over Magic". ESPN.com. November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  21. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire George Hill and Rodney Hood in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  22. ^ "Truth is: Cavaliers beat Celtics 121-99 on Paul Pierce's day". ESPN.com. February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  23. ^ "Cavs Re-Sign Rodney Hood". NBA.com. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  24. ^ "Cavaliers end season-opening slide, beat Hawks 136-114". ESPN.com. October 30, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  25. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE RODNEY HOOD". NBA.com. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  26. ^ Falk, Aaron (January 4, 2016). "Jazz notes: Rodney Hood's son born six weeks early". SLTrib.com. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved January 4, 2016.

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