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Steve Hood

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Steve Hood
Personal information
Born (1968-04-04) April 4, 1968 (age 47)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Nationality American
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Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Maryland (1987–1988)
James Madison (1989–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 1991–2001
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1991 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1992 Canberra Cannons (Australia)
1993–1994 Peñas Huesca (Spain)
1994–1995 Shreveport Crawdads (CBA)
1995 JDA Dijon Basket (France)
1995 Shreveport Storm (CBA)
1995–1996 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1996 Ampelokipi Atene (Greece)
1996–1997 NKK SeaHawks
1997–1998 Bnei HaSharon (Israel)
1998–1999 Maccabi Haifa (Israel)
1999–2000 Ironi Ramat Gan (Israel)
2000–2001 CB Granada (Spain)
Career highlights and awards

Steve Lamarr Hood (born April 4, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player born in Lynchburg, Virginia. In high school Hood starred for DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, from 1983–86 and was selected as a 1986 McDonald's All-American. He then received an athletic scholarship to play for the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team. After two seasons, Hood transferred to James Madison University (JMU) to play for coach Lefty Driesell, who recruited Hood from high school. Driesell was the coach at Maryland when he recruited Hood but left the summer before Hood went to play at UMD.

After sitting out for one season upon the transfer per NCAA rules, Hood became one of the most feared players in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). He started all 60 games for the Dukes and in both seasons with them was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year both seasons.

Hood was selected in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings (42nd overall).

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