Rodrick Rhodes (born September 24 1973, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American professional Basketball player who was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Rhodes played for the Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks in 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 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball and the University of Southern California.
High school careerEdit
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 Hurley win two state titles in 1989 and 1991. At one point, was considered the equal of future NBA player Jason Kidd.
Rhodes was an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts and is now an Administrative Assistant Coach at Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey. In 2005, he was an assistant coach at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and after enjoying a successful season there, he moved on to become an assistant at Idaho State University in 2006.