Rodney Hood Transfers From Mississippi State To Duke

Feb 25, 2012; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski gives his team instructions against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke beat Virginia Tech 70-65 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-US PRESSWIRE

Talented forward Rodney Hood is heading from Mississippi State to Duke, where he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Mississippi State standout Rodney Hood will transfer to Duke, where he will have three years of eligibility remaining. He will sit out the 2012-13 season, per NCAA transfer rules.

In his one season as a Bulldog, Hood averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and two assists. He announced his intent to transfer shortly after head coach Rick Stansbury's retirement announcement in March and instantly became one of the most sought-after commodities in college basketball.

"We are very happy to add Rodney to our program," Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "We recruited him out of high school and followed his progress at Mississippi State, where he had an outstanding year. We believe that with him sitting out a year and getting prepared he will have a huge positive impact on our program."

Hood, a versatile left-handed forward who stands 6'8, is just the fourth major college transfer to come to Duke since Krzyzewski took over the program in 1980. Most recently, sharp-shooting senior Seth Curry came to Duke in 2009 after one season at Liberty.

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