Rodney Hood - BDN Photo

Rodney Hood to Duke

Rodney Hood – BDN Photo

The Duke Blue Devils made a key addition to their basketball program on Saturday when Rodney Hood, a 6’8″ transfer from Mississippi State, sent word he had chosen the Blue Devils over Ohio State.  Hood, from Meridian, Mississippi, is a former Gatorade Player of the Year in that state, and was rated as high as the 16th best high school player in his class.  He was named to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman team this past season after averaging 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Bulldogs.  While Hood is not eligible to play until the 2013-14 season, when he will be a sophomore, he will be able to practice with the team this year.