Rodney Hood transfers to Duke

(WMC-TV) - Mississippi State freshman Rodney Hood is transferring to Duke.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Thursday that Hood will sit out this season, and he will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-14.

Coach K said, "[Hood] will have a huge positive impact on our program."

Hood is a 6-foot-8 left-handed wing who averaged 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and two assists as one of the Southeastern Conference's top freshmen. Coach Rick Stansbury said in March that he was retiring, and a month later Hood announced his decision to leave the Bulldogs.