I had the pleasure of being in the company of ex Terrapin great Steve Hood from Dematha High on Tuesday.Some of the things we discussed:
—Steve was recruited by and thought the world of Lefty. When Lefty left before his freshman year, he decided to stay at Maryland with the new head coach Bob Wade. Had he left, he would have had to give up a year of eligibilty.
—Steve left Maryland after his sophomore year joining the Lefthander at James Madison. Steve starred for 2 years leading�to a 2nd round draft selection in the NBA by Minnesota. He evetually spent 7 years overseas in Spain.
—After coaching several years at Good Council, Steve has opened up his own insurance business in Phoenix!
—When asked who the best coach he ever played for he replied—Morgan Wooten.
—Best NBA player—easy—Kobe Bryant,
—LeBron to Miami—weak move—Kobe would never do it
—Steve played the first year of the 3 point shot and excelled at it over his career.
—Chose Maryland over BC (Gary Williams), Mich State (Jud Heathcote), and Clemson
—Steve’s a great guy and I am sure he will be a success at his new venture. Look for him to be a guest on Terp Talk in the near future.