Rodrick Rhodes

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Rodrick Rhodes
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Rodrick Rhodes
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Nationality: American
Born: 9/24/73
Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ
Draft: Round 1
Drafted By: Houston
College: University of Southern California, University of Kentucky
NBA Career: 1997-2000
Mavs Tenure: 1999-2000

Rodrick Rhodes (born September 24, 1973 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent on April 10, 2000.

A three-time Parade All-American in high school Rhodes was named Mr. Basketball in the state of New Jersey his senior season. He also helped lead St. Anthony's High School to two New Jersey state titles during his time there.

Very highly recruited out of high school, he opted to play for coach Rick Pitino in Kentucky. Never quite living up to all the expectations Rhodes, nevertheless, was selected all-Southeast Conference in his first three seasons and was a third-team Associated Press All-American as a sophomore and junior. His most productive season was his sophomore season when he averaged 14.6 ppg. He opted to leave after his junior year and, after sitting out the 1995-1996 campaign, played his final season for Southern Cal.

The Houston Rockets took the 6'6 guard in the first round of the 1997 NBA draft. In his rookie season, Rhodes appeared in 58 games averaging 1.2 points and 1.9 assists. Although he began the next season in Houston he played in only three games. He caught on with Vancouver for a brief stint (10 games) later in the season averaging 3.4 points.

Dallas signed Rhodes toward the end of the next season (April 10) and Rhodes played one game for the Mavericks, his last appearance in the NBA. By appearing in only one game for Dallas, Rhodes joins a group of seven players (including Joao Vianna, Monti Davis, Randell Jackson, Mark Wade, Chucky Brown and Adrian Caldwell) as players who have appeared in exactly one game for the Mavericks. In his one game, Rhodes went scoreless with one rebound, no assists and two steals.

He went to training camp the next season with Portland but was the final cut before the season began. Rhodes went overseas for several seasons playing in Cyprus, Greece, France, The Philippines and Puerto Rico.

After his playing career, he has had assistant coaching positions with St. Edwards University in Austin, as well as Idaho State, Massachusetts and Seton Hall.