Duke Basketball: Breaking Down the Recruiting Battle for Transfer Rodney Hood

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Duke Basketball: Breaking Down the Recruiting Battle for Transfer Rodney Hood
Courtesy: MSU Athletics via The Dispatch

Just three weeks ago, Rodney Hood announced he would transfer from Mississippi State to Duke.  This news came on the heels of former Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury's retirement.

Shortly into the recruiting process, Hood narrowed his list of schools to Duke, Ohio State and Memphis.  

Hood, who was selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team last season, averaged 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game last year and was a hot commodity as soon as he announced his intention to leave Starkville.

Let's take a look at each of the aforementioned schools' recruitment of Hood and why he ultimately chose to become a Blue Devil.

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