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The Official Site Of Antoine Hood II

Antoine Hood II is a 6 ft 4 inch, 200 lbs NBA free agent combo guard (1 and 2).  Hood is exceptional player who most recently starred on a Select USA Basketball Team playing in China against the top Chinese Basketball League teams. He played with the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets in preseason/training camp, and excelled in the NBA D-League, with several overseas professional teams and with the U.S. Air Force Academy basketball team. A cancer survivor, Air Force Academy alumni, and an Air Force Reserves captain Hood is dedicated to achieving his NBA dream.

BIOSTATS

BIOGRAPHY

As a cancer survivor, NBA free agent basketball player, U.S. Air Force Academy alumni who also earned an MBA, Air Force Reserves officer, published author, exceptional public speaker, entrepreneur and single father of two sons Antoine Hood II is a true renaissance man.  His incredible story provides the background for an unmatched presentation that offers a powerful and inspiring message for any audience.   Hood lives his life with the motivating message of never giving up on a dream no matter how seemingly impossible that dream might seem.  Hood notes that a quote by light bulb inventor Thomas Edison reflects that belief:  “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up….”

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Hood’s incredible story began the day he was diagnosed with Non-Hopkins Lymphoma cancer as a13-year-old.  With the extraordinary care at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas and the support of his family and his faith, he endured nearly a year of chemotherapy and other treatments.  That’s when he knew then that nothing could slow him down. Superior basketball skills and outstanding intelligence earned the native of Sugerland, TX an appointment to the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.  After graduating with an economics degree and becoming an Air Force 2nd  Lieutenant — where he earned all conference basketball honors, twice led the school to the NCAA tourney, a top 25 national ranking and the best record in school history — the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets offered him professional basketball contracts. He had to decline both offers to fulfill his military service commitment – a requirement for graduates of the Air Force Academy.    He served as an Air Force officer in Texas and Louisiana, earning the rank of captain and working in several important military roles.  All the while his professional basketball dreams and desire to make a positive difference for others never diminished.   Since completing that military commitment Hood has excelled on and off of the basketball court. As a professional basketball player he was twice selected to represent the United States on a select USA team playing in China against the top pro teams in that country. Prior to that, he played in the preseason for the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets, with three professional teams overseas and in the NBA D League (Now the G League).  And he continues to train ravenously to improve and fine tune his game through daily twice-a-day rigorous workouts with one of the nation’s top trainers.   Off the court, Hood most recently became a published author with the publication of a book of poetry titled Hood Thoughts II.  He also stays involved in his community including giving presentations to children to inspire them to never give up on their dreams.  Additionally, he advanced his higher education by earning an MBA.  Hood is also involved in other creative endeavors, the most recent being a partnership with hip-hop artist/lyricist phenom L-Quote. L-Quote, who is also a former Air Force staff sergeant, is creating an album of new music highlighting Hood’s amazing journey. That album will also serve as the soundtrack for a future documentary about Hood.

Hood also continues to seek advocacy to support his quest to get signed again with another NBA team in order to use that financial support to make a positive difference in the lives of others.  Once signed to a NBA contract he is committed to donating up to 25 percent of his NBA salary to organizations that benefit children with life-threatening illnesses or the families of military wounded warriors. For more information or to contact Antoine Hood II, email Hood at antoinehood@gmail.com or call 469-323-7003.

OFEENSE

NBA SCOUTING REPORT – Excellent ball handler with either hand. Has a pass first mentality.  Runs the offense well.  Very efficient.  Smooth shooting form and follow through.  Shoots better off the catch than off the dribble.  Consistent jumper from mid-range.  Shoots a high percentage from the floor.  Capable of stepping out and knocking down the 3 when needed.  Highly capable of creating his own shot, but at times dribbles too much.  Needs to improve decision-making when leaving feet.

OVERVIEW

NBA SCOUTING REPORT – Defensive-oriented combo guard with solid distributing skills.  Excellent mid-range shooter. Natural and vocal leader. Fundamentally sound. Extremely athletic, long reach, quick hands . Great size for PG position – Can physically dominate smaller point guards. Plays with high intensity every minute. Work ethic, intangibles are off the charts. High basketball IQ. Great
attitude – always positive.

NBA Player Comparison

Rajon Rondo

Defense

NBA SCOUTING REPORT – Lockdown defender. Can defend either guard position. Stays out of foul trouble. Great length and lateral quickness. Lacks bulk, but extremely strong. Not as quick as smaller guards, but has a terrific wingspan to compensate. Good defensive rebounder for his position. Great instincts in passing lanes lead to many steals. Closes out quickly and under control. Infinite stamina.

Professional Experience/statistics

  • 2017 and 2019 Select U.S. Basketball Team (in China). Competed against the top Chinese Basketball League teams in 2017. Averaging 10 pts, 8.9 assists and 9.5 rebounds, plus quintessential leadership.
  • 2014-2015 Mississauga Power (Canada). – 3/6 from the 50{79ef583db1dd1d382ce75d26e1ed34146856c903e06522299925eda40dff56ad}, Field 2 pointers, 3/5 three pointers 60{79ef583db1dd1d382ce75d26e1ed34146856c903e06522299925eda40dff56ad}, 7/8 free throws 87{79ef583db1dd1d382ce75d26e1ed34146856c903e06522299925eda40dff56ad}, 5 rebounds
  • 2012-2014 Idaho Stampede. – See Scouting Report
  • 2011-2012 Maracaibo Gaiteros (Venezuela). Five games and led team to win over #1 team Marinos. Best game: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals
  • 2011-2012 NBA San Antonio Spurs Training Camp and Preseason. Final guard cut.
  • 2009-2010 NBA Miami Heat Training Camp Workout. Very Impressive workout.
  • 2009-2010 NH Ostrava (Czech Republic). Season Average: 17 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 STL. Best game: 31 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
  • 2007 Denver Nuggets training camp
  • 2006-2007 NBDL Colorado 14ers. Season Average: 10 PPG, 3 RPG, 3 APG, FG{79ef583db1dd1d382ce75d26e1ed34146856c903e06522299925eda40dff56ad}: 43. Best game: 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, FG{79ef583db1dd1d382ce75d26e1ed34146856c903e06522299925eda40dff56ad}: 50, and 4/5 3PM