Steve Hood

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Steve Hood
Personal information
Born (1968-04-04) April 4, 1968 (age 49)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career 1991–2001
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1991 Rockford Lightning
1992 Canberra Cannons
1993–1994 Peñas Huesca
1994–1995 Shreveport Crawdads
1995 JDA Dijon Basket
1995 Shreveport Storm
1995–1996 Fort Wayne Fury
1996 Ampelokipoi B.C.
1996–1997 NKK SeaHawks
1997–1998 Bnei HaSharon
1998–1999 Maccabi Haifa
1999–2000 Ironi Ramat Gan
2000–2001 CB Granada
Career highlights and awards

Steve Lamarr Hood (born April 4, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player born in Lynchburg, Virginia. In high school Hood starred for DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, from 1983–86 and was selected as a 1986 McDonald's All-American. He then received an athletic scholarship to play for the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team. After two seasons, Hood transferred to James Madison University (JMU) to play for coach Lefty Driesell, who recruited Hood from high school. Driesell was the coach at Maryland when he recruited Hood but left the summer before Hood went to play at UMD.

After sitting out for one season upon the transfer per NCAA rules, Hood became one of the most feared players in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). He started all 60 games for the Dukes and in both seasons with them was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year both seasons.

Hood was selected in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings (42nd overall).