EARLY SCHOOL DAYS
Derek Hood born in the United States on Dec 22, 1976... at 6ft 8inches tall, attended Central High School in Kansas City Missouri until 1995. In High school, Derek played in The Nike summit event. On March 4, 1995, the playoffs between Rayford and central... with only three seconds left in the game, 6ft tall Derek Hood wins the game with a three-pointer shot in Centrals win over Raytown, central won the game 80-73. There were over 11,00 fans packed into an auditorium that was only meant to hold 10,000. The game was legendary in Kansas for the hometown native. Soon after graduating high school, He went on to college （NCAA） from 1995-1999. As a senior he set a record of 349 rebounds, breaking the record of Nick Davis of 325 rebounds in one season. He was drafted by the NBA after he graduated college, Derek played the position of small forward & power forward.
Derek Hood... had a five-year run from 1999-2005, He was eligible for the NFL after that time frame but wasn't selected. Not being selected, he became, what's known as an undrafted free agent which would have allowed him to negotiate a contract with any team. By Oct 1999 he signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets, by November of the same year he became a free agent, October 2000 he signed with the Philadelphia Sixers. Derek played internationally: Continental Basketball Association known as the(CBA) with the Quad City Thunder, AVSEL Basket, Pallalcesto Amatori Udine, American Basketball Association and the National Development League. Dereck attended training camp in between 1999-2004, with the following teams, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, and the Philadelphia Sixers. In between the years of 1999 and 2004, he had signed with many different teams in within the NBA. Dereck Hood was honored in 2015 by being inducted into the sports of honor.
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