Richa Jackson is the proud NBA wag married to shooting guard, Rodney Hood –currently a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Richa’s hubby was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2014 and earlier this year, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Prior to being an NBA player he was a player at Mississippi State University and Duke University. While attending Mississippi State Hood was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2012. After his transfer to Duke, he was Second-Team All-ACC.
He previously attended Meridian High School in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, leading his team to the Class 6A championship as a senior. Born October 20, 1992 to Ricky and Vicky Hood, he is already a married man and father of one.
Rodney met future wife, Richa Jackson while attending Duke University. Richa wasn’t your average student, like Hood himself, she was a student athlete and his female counterpart –she was a guard/forward for the female basketball team.
Richa Shantel Jackson was born January 17, 1992; the Oklahoma native is one of four children born to Richard Jackson and Sonja Searcy. She has one brother, Richard, and two sisters Shaletha and Raven.
She was taught how to play basketball by her father and besides being a baller, she also practiced karate and earned a belt growing up.
Richa Jakson attended Midwest City high school –where she was an Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in 2010; as well as a McDonald’s and WBCA All-America honoree. At Duke she helped the team to two ACC Tournament Championships, three ACC regular season titles and three trips to the NCAA Elite Eight over her four years.
She majored in theater studies along with a minor in sociology and a certificate in policy journalism and media. She and Rodney tied the knot on July 29, 2016.
Richa who now goes by Richa Hood welcomed the couple’s first child, Rodney Hood Jr. on January 3, 2016 –at the time she and Rodney were engaged. On April 18, 2018 the couple welcomed twins, Riley and Rich Hood.
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