Jazz select Hood in first round

Duke guard Rodney Hood poses for photos with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 24th overall by the Utah Jazz during the 2014 NBA draft. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Duke guard Rodney Hood poses for photos with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 24th overall by the Utah Jazz during the 2014 NBA draft. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

The Utah Jazz selected former Mississippi State wing Rodney Hood with the 23rd overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night.

Hood spent the 2011-12 season in Starkville under Rick Stansbury before transferring to Duke and playing this past season as a redshirt sophomore.

The 6-foot-8, 215-pound native of Meridian made 29 starts for the Bulldogs averaging 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and two assists in 32.8 minutes a game and was a Freshman All-SEC selection.

After sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, Hood scored 16.1 points, grabbed 3.9 rebounds and dished out 2.1 assists in 32.9 minutes for the Blue Devils earning second team All-ACC honors.

Hood’s father, Ricky, also lettered at MSU in 1979-80.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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  • Mike Davis

    Man he could have scored more points a game with my Dawgs!



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