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Steve Hood
College Maryland (1987–88)
James Madison (1989–91)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference (1987–88)
Colonial Athletic Association (1989–91)
Sport Basketball
Position Shooting guard
Jersey # 44
Career 1987–1991
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Nationality American
Born April 4, 1968 (1968-04-04) (age 41)
Lynchburg, Virginia
High school DeMatha Catholic High School
Maryland Hyattsville, Maryland

Steve Hood (born April 4, 1968 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player. 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, the man who originally recruited Hood out of 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. He averaged 22 points in his first year with the Dukes to lead the CAA and his team in scoring. That year Hood was named CAA Player of the Year and JMU won the CAA regular season title. During his second season, 1990–91, he averaged 20.7 points per game to lead the Dukes to another CAA regular-season title and repeat as the league's top player. In his two years with the Dukes, during which he started all 60 games, Hood snapped several program records, including scoring—he averaged 21.4 points in his two seasons—and 3-point shooting percentage (46.4 percent).

Hood was selected in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings (42nd overall). He played eight years of professional basketball—all overseas with stops in Greece, Spain, France, Israel, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and Venezuela.

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