Former Duke Blue Devils Rodney Hood has become a hot commodity of of late.
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Although many pundits view Hood as a late lottery pick, he has maintained that he could go as high as six and likely won’t fall beyond the 12th-overall pick.
“I’m not sure yet. Based on what some people have said and what a couple of teams have told me, I can go from pick No. 6-12 or anywhere in the top 15,” Hood told Zach Links of Hoops Rumors. “That’s what I’ve been hearing. Not from any mock drafts or anything, but just from people I talk to.”
Hood has already worked out for both the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets, among many others.
According to Links, Hood will also work out for the Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets.
Hood could help anyone of those teams. With his size (he measured in at 6’8.5 and 208 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’8.5 at the NBA’s Scouting Combine) and his ability to knock down shots from the outside, Hood could be a good fit with any of those teams. The Suns hold three first round picks, the 14th, 18th and 27th-overall picks while both the 76ers (third and 10th-overall) and the Celtics (sixth and 17th-overall hold two.
Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season. He shot 46.4% from the field, 42.0% from three and 80.7% from the charity stripe for the Blue Devils last season.