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Jon Hood ranked one spot higher than Kawhi Leonard in HS

Kawhi Leonard is three wins away from guiding the Toronto Raptors to the first NBA title in the franchise’s history, by way of upset over the almighty Golden State Warriors. Leonard has some people calling him the best basketball player on the planet right now, but there was a time not long ago when people thought he wasn’t better than Jon Hood.

Back in 2009, his high school senior year, Leonard was ranked No. 57 in his recruiting class, one spot behind Hood.

Leonard went on to star at San Diego State; Hood of course went on to the University of Kentucky, and their paths went two completely directions from there.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Jon Hood ranked one spot higher than Kawhi Leonard in HS

  1. nocode96
    5:24 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

    Stat of the week.

    • runningunnin.454
      5:28 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      Of the decade; hilarious.

    • 4everUKblue
      5:33 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      What you think Kawhi is better than Hood? Ha ha ha!

    • Irish son
      6:15 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      He stole this post from Cawood on CatsIllustrated

    • Angelo
      7:18 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      Steroids? Growth Hormone (HCG)? Woulda Coulda Shoulda tried it on Tyler Ulis…

  2. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    5:51 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

    Derrick Jasper was ranked 1 place higher than Russell Westbrook.

  3. DelrayCat
    6:01 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

    And a guy who will go down as the greatest shooter in history…Steph Curry…wasn’t even ranked. Goes to show you how these high rankings don’t mean squat. Hard to measure heart, work ethic, and determination in a 17-18 yr old.

    • KYjellyRoll
      10:14 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      Absolutely agreed

    • Matt10
      11:42 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      Amen Delray

    • trumpetguy
      12:35 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

      Someone (not me) with way too much time on their hands should do a little research on such rankings……”blue chip” can’t miss players that missed! Other guys who weren’t well thought of for various reasons (Ja Morant) who showed everyone that these college recruiting services are not exactly all that reliable…..Wonder how many former McDonald All-Americans are now working there, rather than the NBA?

  4. dcforuk
    7:03 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

    Statistics are such that a top 30 player has a better chance of succeeding in the NBA than an unranked player. Statistically speaking, ALL OTHER things equal, a child in private school has less a chance of becoming addicted to drugs/alcohol than s child in public school. However, you and I both know that either child COULD become addicted. It is all about a class I dropped in college – – – statistics!!

    • Matt10
      11:45 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      Here, here! Bingo! (I failed my 1st college Stats class, B my second try).

  5. notFromhere
    10:19 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

    It’s about heart, hard work, and determination to see things through. Cute statistic though

  6. josielee
    6:58 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

    It is wrong to disrespect a Kentucky player.

    • Yeah, I don’t see the purpose either. For a Kentucky blog they can be kinda crappy to Kentucky guys from time to time.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:39 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

      While kissing Dukey butt

    1:15 pm June 1, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah, really sh*tty of Drew to post this. Jon was, and still is, a great embassador for UK….no need whatsoever to dump on him like this.