Rodney Hood Bio: NBA, Wife, Father of Three, Net Worth, & Injury

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Rodney Michael Hood is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Hood, from Mississippi, started playing basketball early and worked his way up from collegiate basketball to professional NBA.

He always appears as a threat on the court with his second-to-none scoring skills and ability to make a dunk with either hand.

Rodney took good care of his physical build during the collegiate year without affecting his scoring speed.

Rodney Hood During His Time With The Clippers
Rodney Hood During His Time With The Clippers (Source: Clips Nation)

He made his NBA debut after the Utah Jazz selected him with the 23rd pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Besides the Jazz, he has played for teams like Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers.

Moreover, Hood is more than just his games, he is a family guy who loves to be around his family.

You can go through the article below to learn more about his personal life, NBA career, and much more.

Before that, let’s look at the quick facts.

 Quick Facts    

Full Name Rodney Michael Hood
Birth Date October 20, 1992
Birth Place Meridian, Mississippi
Nick Name Not known
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education Meridian High School, Mississippi State
Horoscope Libra
Father’s Name Ricky Hood
Mother’s Name Vicky Hood
Siblings Whitney Hood, Ricky Hood Jr.
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6’8″/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 94 kg/208 lb.
NBA Draft 2014 / Round 1 / Pick 23rd overall
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights & Awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)
  • Mississippi Mr. Basketball (2011)
Build Athlete
Marital Status Married
Wife Richa Jackson
Kids Three
Position Shooting guard/ Small forward
Profession Basketball Player
Net Worth $5-$6 million
Salary $1,480,158 (Previous Salary)
Currently Plays for Free Agent
League NBA
Active Since 2014 – present
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Merch Trading Card
Last Update April 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

Starting with basics, Rodney Hood was born Rodney Michael Hood to his parents, Ricky and Vicky Hood, in Meridian, Mississippi, on October 20, 1992.

Rodney grew up with a brother and a sister, with whom he shares a strong bond.

Hood has always been a basketball fan, and why not? His whole family was into it, including his brother, sister, and father. He has always trained himself to be brave and never give up.

Rodney During His Childhood
Rodney During His Childhood (Source: Instagram)

After a long time, it was known that Hayley Williams, Paramour’s lead singer was a neighbor of Hood. Though he said, he doesn’t remember anything like that.

When discussing his religions, Hood has stated that he considers himself a spiritual rather than a religious. In addition, he said that he believes in gods and higher powers.

High School Career

The professional basketball player enrolled at Meridian High School in Meridian, Mississippi, and played for the high school team.

In the 2009-10 season, he led the Wildcats to the Class 6A finals, averaging 22.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

As a senior, Hood led his team to win the Class 6A championship, averaging 24.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 3.1 steals, and two blocks per game.

Moreover, He scored 27 points in a 72-43 win over Starkville in the semifinals of the 2010-11 season.

The same season, Hood scored 24 points against Vicksburg, leading Meridian to a 62-47 victory.

In 2011, he was rated as a five–star recruit by, and the high school ranked him in the fifth position as a small forward and the no. 16 player in the country.

College Career

After high school, Rodney committed to Mississippi State University. In 2011-12, as a freshman, he started in 29 of the Bulldogs’ 32 games.

For his impressive freshman season, averaging 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2 assists per game while maintaining a 44.3 field goal percentage, Hood was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman Team.

In July 2012, he switched to Duke University to finish his remaining college eligibility.

Per NCAA transfer rule, he had to stay out of the 2012-13 Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team. However, he helped his team to improve in practice and was regarded as one of the top players on the team.

In his second year at Duke, he got selected as a captain for the Blue Devil and played in 35 games, starting in 33 of them.

Leading the team as a captain, Hood notched 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 32.9 minutes per game. In addition, he managed to average 46.4% field goal and 42% three-pointers.

He was honored as the second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference because of his fantastic performance throughout the 2013-14 season.

Following his improvement in the college campaigns, he declared for the NBA draft giving up on his two years of college eligibility in April 2014. 

Professional Career

Utah Jazz Highlights

The Utah Jazz selected Rodney with the 23rd pick on June 26, 2014, and he later signed his rookie–scale contract with the team on July 11.

He scored his season-best 24 points after converting 9 of 11 shots from the field and 5 of 5 behind the arc.

Similarly, he started 79 games in the 2015-16 season, establishing himself as a go-to offensive option and a reliable asset all around. In these 79 games, he logged double digits in 61 games and 15 games with 20+ points.

During his game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he scored his career-high 32 points in a 92-87 overtime win on January 2, 2016.

Hood started his 2016-17 season by scoring 26 points in a 113-104 loss against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Not to mention, his shot secured a 103-100 victory against Dallas Mavericks and recorded the first game-clincher of his NBA career on December 16, 2016.

Rodney notched 27 points in a 110-77 win against Detroit Pistons. Furthermore, two months later, against Sacramento Kings, he recorded a season-best 28 points in 110-109.

In the 2017-18 season, he helped his team book yet another win against the Mavericks on October 30, 2017, where he scored 25 points.

The small forward scored a season-high 31 points coming off the bench in a 125-85 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Despite performing brilliantly with the team, he was traded before the end of the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Utah Jazz traded Rodney to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade, including the Sacramento Kings, on February 8, 2018.

His debut for the Cavaliers came in a 121-99 win against the Boston Celtics, where he scored 15 points.

Rodney Hood In The Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey
Rodney Hood In The Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey (Source: Sky Sports)

Rodney refused to play against the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 because of a lack of playing time and apologized to the team afterward.

Although the team made it to the 2018 NBA Finals, they lost to Golden State Warriors in 4-0.

After signing a contract extension with the Cavaliers, Hood scored a season-high 26 points to end their six-game losing streak in a 136-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks on October 30, 2018.

Portland Trail Blazers

Hood was traded to Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV, and two future second-round picks on February 4, 2019.

He scored his season-high 27 points in a 118-108 win over the Charlotte Hornets. His playoff career-high 25 points came in a 119-108 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 6 of the Trail Blazers’ second-round playoff series.

Hood Making The Dunk Playing For The Blazers
Hood Making The Dunk Playing For The Blazers (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, the Blazers got eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive season in a 4-game sweep by the Warriors. 

During his game against the Lakers on December 6, 2019, Hood injured his left Achilles and missed the remaining season.

Toronto Raptors

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Rodney, along with Gary Trent Jr., to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Norman Powell on March 25, 2021.

Later, Hood was waived by the Raptors on August 3.

Milwaukee Bucks

After his short stint with the Blazers, the small forward signed a one-year/veteran’s minimum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 6, 2021.

In a 112-97 win over the New York Knicks on December 12, Hood scored 14 points with 100% field goal percentage.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Bucks traded Hood to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team trade on February 10, 2022.

National Team Career

Besides playing in the NBA, Hood has also represented the country at international levels.

The small forward was included in the Team USA roster for the second round of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification.

Previously, he joined the United States men’s select team to train with the 2016 Olympic team in July 2016.

Awards & Career Highlights

  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)
  • Mississippi Mr. Basketball (2011)

Net Worth 

Rodney has earned some fortune playing for different teams in the NBA.

However, the exact amount of net worth of Rodney Hood is still unknown. Hood’s estimated net worth is around $5-$6 million as of 2024.

In his eight seasons in the NBA, his total earnings amount to $27.5 million.

Playing in the NBA and earning quite handsome money, Hood is living a luxurious life.

Personal Life

Talking about Rodney’s personal life, Rodney is a family person. He is currently married to his longtime girlfriend, Richa Jackson.

The pair started dating in their University days and both Rodney and Richa played basketball for their respective teams.

At present, the couple is a parent of three. The romantic couple announced the birth of their first child, a son named Rodney Jr., on January 3, 2016.

After they welcomed their first child, the college sweethearts shared the vows in Oklahoma City on July 29, 2016.

Rodney Hood With His Wife And Kids
Rodney Hood With His Wife And Kids (Source: Instagram)

Rodney announced his happiness being a father of twins (Rich and Riley) on 2018/18/4 via Twitter. Now, the player is undoubtedly busy with his beautiful family life.

Moreover, following Richa on her Instagram (@shayshay0515) might also provide insights into their lives.

In July 2021, Rodney also posted a picture of his late grandfather sharing grief on Instagram. 

Social Media Presence

When it comes to social media, Rodney is very active and shares his personal life and professional life events with his fans.

He uses social media platforms to keep his fans updated and connect with followers.

The small forward is available on Instagram under the handle @hoodie5, Facebook @Rodney Hood, and Twitter @rodneyhood.

Twitter: 45.2k followers

Instagram: 192k followers

Facebook: 86k followers


Despite failing to shine with any of the teams in the NBA, Rodney has managed to earn a fair share of fans worldwide.

Rodney Hood's Popularity Graph
Rodney Hood’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Rodney Hood based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rodney Hood's wingspan?

Rodney Hood has a wingspan of 6 feet 8.5 inches (2.04 meters).

How many rings does Rodney Hood have?

Hood has not won any championships yet.

Who are Rodney Hood's agents?

Happy David Walters, Travis King, and Chris Patrick are his agents.

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