duke's rodney hood at press conference

2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Rodney Hood

duke's rodney hood at press conference
(Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Rodney Hood
Duke – Sophomore (Born 1992)
Small Forward
6’9″ 208 lbs


College Accolades:

SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)
Second Team All-ACC (2014)
Second Team All-ACC Tournament (2014)


The Good:

– very good shooter
– efficient scorer
– great three point marksmen
– great free throw shooter
– decent playmaker
– takes good care of the ball
– good size for a small forward (played some power forward at Duke)
– very well coached in college
– smart player

The Bad:

– two years older than most other sophomores
– mediocre wingspan
– small hands
– needs to be physically stronger
– poor defender
– poor rebounder
– doesn’t draw many fouls
– limited upside


The Video Proof:

NBA Comparison: 

Rashard Lewis, Kyle Singler


The Skinny:

With his ability to shoot it (and decent height), Hood should be able to carve out a place in the NBA (albeit a limited one).


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