2020 SEC Legend – Derek Hood Interview at the SEC Tournament

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Arkansas is set to play Vanderbilt tonight inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. We had a chance to catch up with former Razorback forward Derek Hood to discuss being a legend and his time as a Razorback.

Below is the previous press release from the University of Arkansas following Hood’s announcement as a 2020 SEC Legend.

Former Razorback Derek Hood (1996-99) has been named Arkansas’ 2020 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legend. He, along with 13 other legends from across the league, will be honored at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, held March 11-15 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Hood was a two-time All-SEC selection (third team in 1997 and second team in 1999) and tabbed second team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Hood helped Arkansas reach the 1999 SEC championship game and was named All-Tournament.

Hood holds the distinction of being 1-of-2 Razorbacks to record at least 1,000 points and have at least 1,000 rebounds. The finished his career with 1,247 points (24th on the school’s all-time list) and 1,002 (2nd in school history). Sidney Moncrief also accomplished the feat with 2,066 career points (2nd all-time) and 1,015 career rebounds (school record).

Hood owns the school record for rebounds in a season (349) and he led the SEC in field goal percentage (.565) during the 1998-99 season. He also led the SEC in rebounding twice, averaging 8.0 boards in 1996-97 and 10.3 in 1998-99.

The Razorbacks reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in Hood’s freshman season (1995-96) and finished 18th in the final polls. Arkansas also went to the NCAA Tournament in Hood’s junior and senior years while finishing 17th in the final AP poll both seasons.

After his Arkansas career, Hood played with the Charlotte Hornets during the 1999-00 season as part of a seven=year professional career. He was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2015.

University of Arkansas’ SEC Basketball Legends
1999       Sidney Moncrief
2000       Tommy Boyer
2001       Joe Kleine
2002       Ron Brewer
2003       Lee Mayberry
2004       Todd Day
2005       Scott Hastings
2006       Marvin Delph
2007       U.S. Reed
2008       Corliss Williamson
2009       Scotty Thurman
2010       Jim Counce
2011       George Kok
2012       Nolan Richardson
2013       Jerry Carlton
2014       Clint McDaniel
2015       Darrell Walker
2016       Pat Bradley
2017       Oliver Miller
2018       Jonathon Modica
2019       Corey Beck
2020       Derek Hood

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