Rodney Hood is going to be entering this year’s NBA draft, reports Daniel Carp of The Duke Chronicle. After last night’s win against Clemson, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski praised the Blue Devil captain for his coachability during a postgame press conference. He also acknowledged that this season would be Hood’s first and last at Duke. Krzyzewski said, “I wish we had him for more than one year, because the growth that he’s had in this year is terrific, and it’s because he wants to be coached and he takes responsibility. Anybody’s who’s willing to take responsibility for his or her actions usually does better, and that’s what Rodney does.”
Hood played for Mississippi State during the 2011/12 season and averaged 10.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 2.0 APG. He sat out a season after transferring to Duke, then put up 16.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 2.0 APG this season. His slash line is .474/.414/.815.
The forward could be a potential lottery pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Draft Express currently has Hood going 15th to the Hawks in their latest mock draft.