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.

Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood Western Conference Finals 2019 (cropped).jpg
Hood with Portland in 2019
No. 5 – Portland Trail Blazers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
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
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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High school careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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 played per game.[1]

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

In his second year at Duke, in 2013–14, he 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 careerEdit

Utah Jazz (2014–2018)Edit

On June 26, 2014, Rodney 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 consecutive win in a 94–66 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.[12]

In 2015–16, Hood started in all 79 games in which he played and solidified his position in the starting lineup. He established himself as a go-to offensive option and proved a valuable asset to his team. 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 of 2016, he scored 26 points in a 113–104 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[15] On December 16, 2016, Hood hit his first career game-clincher, after pulling up for a three-pointer in transition with 0.8 seconds left, to give the Jazz a 103–100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. He finished that game 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 and 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 victory 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 a six-game losing streak, to start the season with a 136–114 victory 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] On March 3 of 2019, he scored a season-high 27 points, all in the second half, in a 118–108 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[26] In Game 6 of the Trail Blazers' second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Hood scored a playoff career-high 25 points in a 119–108 victory.[27]

Career statisticsEdit

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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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
2018–19 Portland 27 4 24.4 .452 .345 .805 1.7 1.3 .8 .3 9.6
Career 320 227 27.2 .422 .367 .841 2.8 1.9 .8 .2 12.6

PlayoffsEdit

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
2019 Portland 16 0 23.3 .468 .353 .818 2.3 .9 .4 .2 9.9
Career 44 1 20.7 .416 .280 .757 2.2 1.0 .4 .2 7.9

CollegeEdit

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 lifeEdit

On January 3, 2016, Hood's fiancée, Richa Jackson, gave birth to the couple's first child, a son.[28]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Hood, Nurkic lead Blazers past Hornets 118-108". ESPN.com. March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  27. ^ "Blazers force Game 7 with 119-108 victory over Denver". ESPN.com. May 9, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  28. ^ 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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