Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rodney Hood NBA Draft Scouting Report


6-7 - Small Forward - Duke

Transfer from Mississippi State with a polished offensive game and big time athletic ability.

Pros
A very well rounded and talented offensive player who can score in bunches. Has an accurate three point shot with great elevation and form on his jumper. Very good off the bounce and shows good body control when finishing in the lane. Can elevate well and throw down some nasty dunks.

Can get into the lane with either hand and shows a variety of moves; jab steps, ball fakes etc. to beat his man.

Cons
Lacks upper body strength. Needs to show more intensity on defense.

Doesn't seem to have the instinct to take over games and could me more of a second or third option in the League.

Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.