Full name is Rodney Michael Hood ... Born and raised in Meridian, Miss. ... Son of Vicky and Ricky Hood ... Has a brother, Ricky Hood Jr., and a sister, Whitney ... Says his dad and his older brother are the biggest influences in his life ... Hosted “Welcome to Our Hood” basketball camps at various gyms across Meridian, Miss. in the summer of 2015 ... Both Ricky Jr., and Whitney played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ... Both of his parents played basketball at Mississippi State from 1978-80 ... Father, Ricky, is the long-time director of the Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi ... Mother, Vicky, is the principal at Newton High School in Meridian, Miss. ... Attended Meridian High School ... Was a guest speaker at a benefit in order to raise money for his hometown Boys & Girls Club in the summer of 2014 ... Favorite football team is the New Orleans Saints ... Follow him on twitter at @rodneymhood.