Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rodney Hood has completed his weekend visit to Duke and could decide this week between Duke, Ohio State and Memphis.
The Mississippi State transfer enjoyed his Duke visit and one source told SNY.tv the Blue Devils are the “leader” for his services.
The 6-8 Hood, an all-SEC freshman pick last season, remains close with Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross. Both are from Mississippi.
“They were on the same AAU team growing up together in Mississippi,” a second source told SNY.tv. “They’re really close. They’re really good friends.”
Hood also recently completed a visit to Memphis, which missed out on Virginia Tech transfer Dorian Finney-Smith when he picked Florida.
Hood averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds last season.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.