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4 Jon Hood

Name
Jon Hood
Position
Guard-Forward
Class
R SR
Hometown (Last School)
Madisonville, KY (North Hopkins)
Ht
6'7"
Wt
215
Seasons
2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
Birthday
May 9, 1991

Jon Hood was born on May 9, 1991, to Brian and Kelly Hood.

Hood played his high school ball at North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, Kentucky where he averaged 29.4 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 3.1 blocked shots per game his senior season.  He posted 18 double-doubles in 22 games as a senior and was named 2009 Kentucky Mr. Basketball.  Hood was also named the 2009 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year.  He was ranked No. 40 by Rivals.com.

On May 7, 2008, Jon Hood announced that he would be playing for Kentucky.  Hood was part of the UK’s 2009 No. 1 ranked recruiting class, including John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe.

As a freshman at Kentucky, Hood played in 17 games, averaging 1.2 points.  He totaled two points and a season-high three rebounds in UK’s Second Round win over Wake Forest in New Orleans and grabbed two rebounds and made 2-of-2 free throws against ETSU at the NCAA Tournament.  Hood earned his first minutes in SEC play, nailing a three-pointer against Arkansas.  He totaled a season-high five points and two rebounds in the win over Drexel and earned a career-high 10 minutes in the win against Rider.

As a sophomore, Hood played in 33 of 38 games, averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds.  He had a career-day against LSU by playing a career-high 20 minutes, pulling down a career-high four rebounds, dishing out a career-high three assists, and scoring two points to go with one steal.  He totaled career-highs with seven points and one block in 14 minutes against Coppin State.  His two points against Boston came from a dunk, the first of his career.  Hood scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 shooting beyond the arc in the exhibition against Dillard.

Hood suffered a torn ACL in summer workouts before his junior year and sat out the season.

In his redshirt junior year, Hood graduated in the spring of 2013.  He saw action in 23 games, averaging 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per outing.  He drained a 3-pointer on his first shot attempt while also notching a steal in 15 minutes of action in the SEC Tournament.  Hood logged his first blocked shot of the season in five minutes of action in the win over Florida.  He tied a career-high with four rebounds at Arkansas and posted five points, three rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 16 minutes against Mississippi State.  Hood hit a pair of 3s late in the game against Samford for a season-high six points.  He hit his first 3-pointer since December 28, 2010, as he finished with three points, two steals, and one rebound in seven minutes against LIU Brooklyn.  He saw one minute of action against Duke, his first since injuring his knee at the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

In his senior year, Hood was named to the SEC Community Service team for excellence shown in the community.  He appeared in 13 games making one start.  He knocked down a 3 in a season-high 13 minutes at Mississippi State. He finished his career by making nine consecutive shots from the charity stripe.  

Hood spent five years in Lexington and played 86 games for John Calipari at Kentucky. Hood was a member of the 2012 national championship team and helped Kentucky get to three Final Fours during his career.  He played with over 30 players who played professionally. He earned a degree in Community Leadership Development in 2013 and added a second degree in Communications in 2014.

After leaving UK, Hood became an assistant coach in the prep ranks at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Kentucky. He has coached at various levels of basketball and has also worked in orthopedics. Hood has provided instruction at several basketball camps, including Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s camp. 

Hood spent the 2020-2021 season as an assistant coach at Kentucky Wesleyan.   

Hood began his first season as an assistant coach at Missouri Western in May 2021.

College Statistics:

Per Game

Season G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2009-10 17 0 4.4 0.4 1.1 .316 0.1 0.5 .250 0.2 0.6 .364 0.2 0.2 1.000 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.4 1.2
2010-11 33 0 4.8 0.3 1.1 .243 0.2 0.5 .333 0.1 0.6 .158 0.2 0.3 .556 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.8
2012-13 23 0 6.3 0.6 1.1 .500 0.3 0.5 .636 0.3 0.7 .400 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.6 1.5
2013-14 13 1 3.6 0.3 1.0 .308 0.1 0.2 .333 0.2 0.8 .300 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.4 1.2
Career 86 1 4.9 0.4 1.1 .337 0.2 0.5 .400 0.2 0.6 .291 0.2 0.2 .789 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.4 1.1

 

Totals

Season G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2009-10 17 0 74 6 19 .316 2 8 .250 4 11 .364 4 4 1.000 7 5 12 6 1 0 4 6 20
2010-11 33 0 158 9 37 .243 6 18 .333 3 19 .158 5 9 .556 9 13 22 4 3 2 2 11 26
2012-13 23 0 146 13 26 .500 7 11 .636 6 15 .400 2 2 1.000 7 21 28 2 7 1 3 13 34
2013-14 13 1 47 4 13 .308 1 3 .333 3 10 .300 4 4 1.000 1 3 4 5 2 0 4 5 15
Career 86 1 425 32 95 .337 16 40 .400 16 55 .291 15 19 .789 24 42 66 17 13 3 13 35 95

 

 

 

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