NBA trade rumors have recently been circulating about Rodney Hood. The newest Los Angeles Clippers signee’s personal life is also drawing attention. Richa Jackson, better known as Rodney Hood’s wife, is also the subject of NBA fans’ attention. Since the couple is low-key on social media, little is known about Jackson and their relationship. However, Rodney Hood’s wife, Richa Jackson, boasts an athletic background and knows a thing or two about her husband’s demanding career. So we delve into her background in this Richa Jackson wiki.
|About Richa Jackson|
|Birth||January 17, 1992 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Spouse||Rodney Hood (2016-present)|
|Children||Rodney Jr (born July 29, 2016), Riley (born April 18, 2018), Rich (born April 18, 2018)|
|Siblings||Richard Jr, Shaletha, Raven|
|Parents||Sonja Searcy (Mother), Richard Jackson (Father)|
Richa Jackson’s Family
Richa Shantel Jackson was born on January 17, 1992, and hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born to Richard Jackson and Sonja Searcy.
She has a brother, Richard Jr., and sisters, Shaletha Richard and Raven. Shaletha’s work is in Texas, where she resides with her husband.
Richa Jackson’s Education and Career
At Midwest City High School, Richa Jackson was the star of the girls’ basketball team. She was named Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year in 2010, among other athletic and academic accomplishments, including leading her team in several stats and maintaining a 3.8 GPA.
She would later attend Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and was on the basketball team roster from 2010 to 2014. A torn ACL kept her out of a few games, but she resiliently led her team to the championships.
Jackson majored in theater studies with a minor in sociology and received a certificate in policy journalism and media before she graduated in 2014. After college, she had the opportunity to play pro basketball overseas. However, she claimed it didn’t work out for various reasons and quit after half a season.
Richa Jackson and Rodney Hood’s Relationship and Kids
Mississippi native Rodney Hood initially played collegiate basketball at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke University and playing for the Blue Devils. At Duke, he met fellow basketball player Richa Jackson, and they have been together since.
The Utah Jazz selected Hood in the 2014 NBA draft while Jackson briefly played basketball in an overseas league. Since her return, Jackson says she has been living her pro-basketball dreams vicariously through Hood and dedicated herself to her family.
Rodney Hood and Richa Jackson welcomed their first child together, a son named Rodney Jr., on January 3, 2016. Months later, the college sweethearts married in Oklahoma City on July 29, 2016.
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In 2018, Hood signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The transition from Utah to Cleveland was tough on Jackson because she was seven months pregnant with twins then.
Riley and Rich Hood were born on April 18, 2018. The Cavaliers excused Hood from practice that day so he could be present at his son and daughter’s birth.