NBA

Duke sophomore Hood declares for NBA draft

{eot}
The Canadian Press
4/18/2014 1:59:17 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

Hood said in a statement Friday that playing for the Blue Devils and Mike Krzyzewski "helped me grow and develop as a player and a person" to prepare him for the NBA.

"Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player," Hood said.

The 6-foot-8 Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists after sitting out last year following his transfer from Mississippi State.

He was part of a 1-2 scoring punch with freshman Jabari Parker, who declared for the draft Thursday as a strong candidate for the No. 1 overall pick. Hood was a second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference pick.

"He was an integral part of our team two years ago because he was such a great practice player and this year he was one of the best players in the country," Krzyzewski said. "... He will do really well in the NBA and obviously he will always be a part of what we do and we wish him the best."

Hood's departure wasn't a surprise, with Krzyzewski saying "I wish we had him for more than one year" during last month's ACC tournament.

While Parker and Hood are gone, Duke is bolstered by the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, led by top overall recruit Jahlil Okafor along with top-10 prospects Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow.

Rodney Hood (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Big Tour

A Historic Event

It was Canada's night at the NBA Draft as four players from north of the border were selected.


1. Andrew Wiggins - Cavaliers

8. Nik Stauskas - Kings

18. Tyler Ennis - Suns

45. Dwight Powell - Hornets


2014 NBA Draft Tracker

Social Media
twitter icon

Follow the Raptors and Raptor play-by-play man Matt Devlin on Twitter! Check out the latest Tweets!

Podcasts

TSN 1050: 1On1 With Will & Duane - August 31st 2014

After drubbing Finland; is Team USA too confident? Will & Duane examine this, the Raptors at FIBA World Cup, Durant's Nike deal, WNBA Playoffs & more

TSN 1050: 1On1 With Will & Duane - August 24th 2014

Love for Wiggins is official! Is the future bright for Minny? DeMar DeRozan makes USMNT, Tim Leiweke steps down from Raptors & what's next for Kobe?

TSN 1050: 1On1 With Will & Duane - Aug 10th 2014

Love-Wiggins done deal? KD: The Real Reasons, what's next for USA Basketball, Becky Hammon breaks barriers & Naismith 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television