- Rodrick Rhodes
Infobox NBA Player
name = Rodrick Rhodes
position = Forward
height_ft = 6
height_in = 6
weight_lb = 225
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1973|9|24
Jersey City, New Jersey
college = Kentucky
draft = 24th overall
draft_year = 1997
career_start = 1997
former_teams = Houston Rockets (1997-1999)
Vancouver Grizzlies (1999)
Rodrick Rhodes (born
September 24 1973, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American professional basketballplayer who was selected by the Houston Rocketsin the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Rhodes played for the Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies and
Dallas Mavericksin three NBA seasons. His best year as a professional came during his rookie year as a member of the Rockets, appearing in 58 games and averaging 5.8 ppg.
After leaving the NBA during the 2000 season, Rhodes went overseas and played in professional leagues in Cyprus, Greece, the Philippines, France and Puerto Rico.
He played collegiately at the University of Kentucky and the
University of Southern California.
High school career
As a prep player, Rhodes was a superstar from the time he was a freshman. He was a three time Parade All-American, and helped Jersey City's St. Anthony High School, led by Coach
Bob Hurleywin two state titles in 1989 and 1991. At one point, was considered the equal of future NBA player Jason Kidd.
Rhodes is currently an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts. In 2005, he was an assistant coach at
St. Edward's Universityin Austin, Texas, and after enjoying a successful season there, he moved on to become an assistant at Idaho State Universityin 2006. [ [http://isubengals.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/042606aaa.html O'Brien Completes First Staff With Rodrick Rhodes :: Former NBA and college star with Kentucky and Southern California ] ]
* [http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/Statistics/Players/Rhodes_Rodrick.html Roderick Rhodes page]
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