Rodney HoodHt/Wt: 6' 8" / 204 lbs
2014 Draft Profile - Rodney HoodStrengths:
Pure scorer who can do it from everywhere on the court. Jump shot is clean and will be able to shoot it easily from NBA distance. When you expect him to settle for a jumper, has a quick first step and get into the lane. Enough of an athlete where he can definitely elevate in traffic and finish with either hand. Shoots it well from the line, can have the ball in his hand at the end of the game.
Solid size for a small forward at the next level. Will be able to really play either wing position offensively, and for the most part defensively. Showed some nice post up game at Duke. Also seems to be under control and a hard working player. Letís the game come to him and never forces the issue offensively. Knows his role on the team and when itís time to get going.
Can get his own shot in a half court set but is just as solid in transition. Ready to play at the next level and can contribute right away.
As a left handed player, opponents can force him right and take him off his game a bit. Slender build will hurt him on both ends. Questions on if he can get his own shot consistently and no true go to move. Not a good rebounded by any means. Not very long will hurt him on defense guarding longer guys who will be able to shoot over him.
Hood at times vanishes from games. Can settle for jump shots too much instead of being in attack mode. Doesnít get to the line nearly enough for being such a good shooter from there. Offensive rebounding is non existent.
Older for his grade, going to be 22 by the time the NBA season begins. Hood needs to be not content with being just a role player and can be a solid scorer in the league.
PPG: 16.1 RBG: 3.9 APG: 2.1 SPG: 0.7 BPG: 0.3 FG%: 46.4 FT%: 80.7 3PT%: 42.0
Player profile submitted by: Corey Hansford - April 24th
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