Know About Rodney Hood; Trade, Stats, Contract, Height, Wife, Age

Published Date: 05 May, 2019 Updated date: 05 May, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Rodney Hood, age 26 is a few months old to his new NBA team and what a stats he already has. It is his third playing squad after playing for two other NBA teams and two college basketball squads including Mississippi and Duke University.

American professional basketball player Rodney Hood plays for NBA team, Portland Trail Blazers. The shooting guard in his jersey number five for Blazers became the 2014 Second-team All-ACC.

Rodney Hood Bio & Family

The Basketball player was born as Rodney Michael Hood on 20 October 1992 in Meridian, Mississippi, to parents Ricky and Vicky Hood. His father, Ricky works as the director of the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi while his mother, Vicky is the principal of Newton High School. Apart from his parents, the other family member consists of his brother, Ricky Hood, Jr., and sister, Whitney.

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Rodney went to the Meridian High School in his hometown. His high school stats were an average 46.9 points, 14.8 rebounds, with 10.8 assists. The player stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) and weighs around 93 kg.

Career Stats, Contract

The five-star recruit got the fortune to play for his college, Mississippi State University (2011-2012). During the time, he became got into the SEC All-Freshman Team and played almost 32 games. Similarly, his impressive stats for Mississippi was an average 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Almost a season with Mississippi, he played for another college team, Duke University in July 2012. One of his highlighted stats with Duke was playing 35 games with an average of 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in the 2013-14 season.

Rodney professional playing career leaped after The Utah Jazz selected him on 26 June 2014 with the 23rd overall in the NBA draft. After almost three years playing with the Jazz, he signed a year contract with Cleveland Cavaliers worth $3.4 million on 8 February 2018. A part of his contract included an annual average salary of $3,472,887. Rodney also leads his team to the 2018 NBA Finals but lost to the Golden State Warriors. After sometimes from the finals, he re-signed a new lucrative contract with Cavaliers on 10 September 2018.

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Rodney Hood NBA stats (Picture: ESPN)

However, the Cavaliers traded him to the Blazers in exchange for Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV on 4 February 2019.

How Did Rodney Met His Wife?

The 26-year-old and his then-girlfriend and now-wife, Richa Jackson, age 27 met while playing for the Duke. Richa was a fellow women basketball player at the college, and since October 2012, they started dating.

His partner is a year old to him, and the couple delivered their first child: a baby boy, Rodney Hood, Jr. on 4 January 2016. Almost, six months later, they went to exchange wedding vows on 29 July 2016.

Rodney Hood and wife Richa Jackson’s one-year wedding picture shared on 29 July 2017 (Picture: Richa’s Instagram)

Likewise, the family became five upon the arrival of twins, Rich, and Riley in April 2018.

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Some Interesting Facts About Rodney Hood

  • Both his parents played basketball at Mississippi State from 1978-1980. Similarly, his siblings also played basketball at Chattanooga.
  • During his high-school, he led his team for a 29-2 record and to the Class 6A championship.
  • In the year 2013, Rodney suffered multiple foot injuries in training camp.
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