Mississippi State Star Rodney Hood to Transfer to Duke

Breakout guard Rodney Hood, who played for Mississippi State last season, has elected to transfer to the Duke Blue Devils.

“I feel like coach (Mike Krzyzewski) and the staff can get the most out of me as a player and academically,” Hood said regarding the move. “I liked the teammates and felt like we have a good chance to compete for a championship.”

The coach that recruited Hood, an all-state player two years ago, Rick Stansbury decided to retire at the end of March and last year’s college basketball season.

According to NCAA rules, Hood must now sit out next season, but will retain three years of eligiblity.

Hood addressed this issue saying, “It’ll be real hard. I talked to Arnet (Moultrie) about it and he said it was going to be real hard. THere will be times when you’re mad but you’ll be hungry.”

In 32.8 minutes of play last season, Hood averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

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