After transferring from the Mississippi State Bulldogs to the Duke Blue Devils, forward Rodney Hood really got his name out there.
The three-point marksmen, who has excellent size for a small forward, measuring in at 6’8.5 in shoes and 208 pounds. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express ranks hood as the 22nd-best overall prospect in the 2014 NBA Draft, but obviously thinks teams around the league, projecting him to go just one spot out of the lottery to the Atlanta Hawks with the 15th-overall pick (I projected Hood to go one pick earlier to the Phoenix Suns with the 14th-overall selection).
Hood, along with former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart, is in Orlando to work out for the Magic on Monday.
According to Zach Links of Hoops Rumors, Hood will work out for at least eight lottery teams.
— Zach Links (@ZachLinks) May 26, 2014
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman adds that after Hood’s workout with the Magic Monday, he will be in Chicago to work out for the Bulls Wednesday and then in Philadelphia to work for the 76ers on Sunday.
Rodney Hood is in Orlando today, will work out for Chicago Wednesday and Philadelphia on Sunday. Orlando has 12, Bulls 19, Philly has 10.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 26, 2014
If the 76ers wind up picking former Kansas Jyahawks’ center Joel Embiid or Australian point guard Dante Exum with the third-overall pick, Hood could fill their need at small forward. As for the Bulls, any player that can score would be a nice pick for them.
Hood put up 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.