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Kentucky senior Jon Hood named to SEC Community Service Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Jon Hood was selected to the 16th annual Southeastern Conference Community Service Team it was announced by the league office on Monday. It is the first such honor of the Madisonville, Ky., native’s career.

In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for men’s basketball for the 2013-14 season.

Hood has given countless hours for the community since his arrival at Kentucky. He constantly spends spare time visiting children at the UK Children’s Hospital and befriends children in need or who have terminal illnesses.

The senior guard has volunteered for God’s Pantry multiple times, volunteered for Hoops for Haiti. He’s spent time with Samaritan’s Feet and as a Campton Elementary school volunteer. During his time in Lexington, he has helped work clothing drives and the Hurricane Sandy Telethon with other teammates. Furthermore, he’s a mainstay at UK men’s basketball camps serving as a counselor and mentor to young players.

This marks the 16th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball as well as for women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004.

Hood is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is on track to complete a second degree this May. He’s appeared in more than 60 games in his career and was a member of the 2012 National Championship squad.

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3 comments

  1. Larry Pup

    Well deserved. Jon is a great young man and fine example of the student athlete. I am proud of him in so many ways. He has the heart of a champion. I for one will miss him in the Blue and White. I pray he is successful in his life after UK.

    1. Write 'em Down!

      Much agreed, Larry–a true champion for sure is Jon Hood. In light of our current shooting woes, I feel Jon was perhaps under-utilized as a spot-shooter type, ala Cameron Mills, etc. Just my personal opinion, as a self-admitted arm-chair guru.

      CONGRATULATIONS, JON! A big shout-out to you for your success here at UK! With your off-court service, I believe that you are putting up BIG numbers and stats in some places that REALLY count, where the moth and rust and the faulty memories of us earthly fans will never corrupt them _,+,_

  2. Judi Cole

    Hood truly deserves this award. I’m sure he will continue his good works long after his college days. He’s been a great teammate and example. Congratulations to this fine young man.

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