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    Julius Hodge

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Harlem, N.Y.

    High School:
    St. Raymond's

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 205

    Position:
    Forward/Guard


    As a Senior (2004-05): Added 15 pounds of muscle mass during the off-season ... Named to the All-Rolls Royce team, according to Dick Vitale of ESPN, his equivalent of a first-team preseason All-American ... Also earned a nod on Playboy's preseason list ... Named to the preseason list for the Wooden Award ... The top small forward in the nation according to Lindy's preseason annual.

    As a Junior (2003-04): The 2004 ACC Player-of-the-Year ... A first-team All-ACC choice for the second straight year - he is just the 11th player in school history to earn multiple all-conference honors ... A consensus second-team All-American, he was a first-team choice by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and collegeinsider.com and was a second-team choice of the Associated Press, the NABC and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association ... Also a third-team honoree by Basketball Times ... Also named to the list of 20 finalists for the Wooden Award, and was a finalist for the Rupp Award ... A NABC all-district choice for the second straight year, he was also named to the USBWA all-district team ... Ranked second in the ACC in scoring with 18.2 points per game, he averaged 18.6 ppg on the road ... Led the ACC in field goal percentage at 50.7% ... Named to the second-team All-ACC Tournament squad after averaging 25 points and shooting 57% in the two games ... Boasted the fourth-best free throw percentage in the league at .828 ... Led the ACC with 192 free throw attempts and 159 makes ... Hit 85% (29-34) of his free throw attempts in the last two minutes of the last 24 games ... Led the Pack in points, rebounds and assists in five games last season, the best mark in the ACC ... Ranked third in the ACC in minutes played with 34.9 ... His three best scoring outputs for the season came against Maryland, he averaged 28.7 points against the Terps. ... Came off the bench for only the second time in his career at Georgia Tech... Responded with a game-high 22 points (7-11 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists and three steals ... Named ACC Player of the Week after scoring 18 against Wake Forest and 26 at Virginia ... Earned co-ACC Player of the Week honors the week before after scoring what was then a season-high 28 in the win at Maryland ... Leads all active ACC players in career Player-of-the-Week awards with five ... Boasts 1,463 career points, 17th in school history ... He also eclipsed 500 career rebounds at Georgia Tech and now has 548 for his career ... Has averaged 15.4 points for his career, the ninth-best mark in school history ... Ended the season by scoring in double figures in 16 straight games to lead the ACC ... Ranked in the top-10 of the ACC in six statistical categories including scoring (2nd, 18.2), rebounding (t8th, 6.4), field goal percentage (1st, .507), assists (7th, 3.61), free throw percentage (4th, .828), and 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.18).

    As a Sophomore (2002-03): A first-team All-ACC selection, he led the Wolfpack in scoring and rebounding ... Received the second-highest vote total among all first-team honorees ... Also named to the All-ACC Tournament first-team, he recorded four career-highs during the Wolfpack's three-day run to the finals, including 31 points in the semifinal versus ninth-ranked Wake Forest and 12 rebounds in the final versus No. 12 Duke ... Led the ACC in scoring for much of the season, he finished the year tied for third with 17.7 ppg ... Recorded his seventh career double-double, fifth of the season, with 17 points and 12 boards in the ACC title game ... That career total ranks second among ACC players returning for 2003-04 ... Shot 92 percent from the free throw line in the last 10 games of the season, missing just five of his 60 attempts in that time frame ... Ranked seventh in the ACC in free throw percentage with a .817 mark for the season, he hit 85.5% of his free throw attempts in ACC road games ... Hit 179 free throws last season, the sixth-best mark in school history and the most ever by a Wolfpack sophomore ... That mark led the ACC as well ... His 219 attempts from the charity stripe ranks ninth in the NC State record books ... Shot 51% from the field at home, 34% on the road ... Has at least doubled his first-half scoring output 25 times in his career, 15 times last season ... Recorded the first triple-double in NC State men's basketball history with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against North Carolina A&T, notching career highs in both rebounds and assists ... Named ACC Player of the Week for that performance .... Reached double figures 28 times last season, 49 times for his career ... Recorded a double-double versus UNC with a then-career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds ... Ranked among ACC leaders in many other categories: minutes played (t-3rd/35.3), field goal percentage (10th/.439), assist/to ratio (9th/1.25), assists (8th/3.52), rebounding (9th/6.1), and defensive rebounding (9th/4.45) ... Opened ACC play with a double-double for the second straight season, scoring 21 pts and pulling down 11 boards against Virginia ... Named the ACC Player of the Week after the Pack defeated third-ranked Duke and North Carolina back-to-back, he tallied 38 points and 15 rebounds for those two outings ... Boasts more career starts (64) than any player on the team ... Increased his scoring average by seven points per game from his freshman to sophomore seasons, the third-highest improvement in the ACC last year ... Named a NC State Scholar Athlete for the fall semester ... One of 17 finalists to make the U.S. Pan AM games squad ... Dick Vitale of ESPN put him on his first-team "All-Rolls Royce team," his version of an All-America list heading into the season ... Also named one of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award.

    As a Freshman (2001-2002): The leading freshman scorer in the ACC, he averaged 10.7 points per game, he was the leading voter-getter for the league's All-Rookie squad and finished second in the voting for ACC Rookie of the Year ... Started all 33 games he played, that marked the second-highest number of starts ever by a Wolfpack freshman ... Named second-team All-ACC Tournament after averaging 12.3 points in the Pack's trip to the tourny finals ... Averaged 14.5 points in the NCAA Tournament, including a team-high 16 points in the come-from-behind win over Michigan State ... Led the team in offensive rebounding with 63, he earned the Pack's Lorenzo Charles' Offensive Rebounding Award for 2002 ... Led the Pack in scoring in the historic win at fourth-ranked Virginia with 21 points, he was named the ACC Rookie of the Week and Dick Vitale's "Diaper Dandy" of the Week following that victory ... Was also one of the Pack's top defenders, he held Temple's Lynn Greer (who was averaging over 22 ppg heading into the contest) scoreless from the field (0-11) ... Missed the second Virginia contest due to suspension ... Finished the season strong, shooting 54% from the field and 40% from the three-point arc in postseason action ... Ranks 10th in the ACC in free-throw percentage with a .742 mark, that was the second-highest percentage ever by a Wolfpack freshmen ... His 89 free throws made and 120 attempted rank third and fourth respectively ever by a Wolfpack frosh ... Ranked 20th in the ACC in rebounding (4.8 rpg), that was the second-best mark by a league rookie in 2002 ... Also ranked second among league freshmen in assists (2.15 apg), third in steals (0.94 spg) and led all ACC first-timers with 27.5 minutes played per game ... Notched a double-double in his first collegiate game (against Prairie View A&M) and also had a double-double in his first ACC game (against eighth-ranked and eventual national champion Maryland) ... Only Pack player with more than one double-double for the season ... Pulled down 10 rebounds at Duke, he led the Pack with three games of 10+ rebounds ... Showed the poise of a seasoned veteran in NC State's win at #9 Syracuse, with 19,000+ fans booing loudly every time the New York native touched the ball, he calmly sank 7 of his 10 free throw attempts, including a clutch pair down the stretch that sealed the win for the Pack ... Has worked hard to get stronger in the Wolfpack's strength and conditioning program, he has increased his bench press by 40 pounds in his first year at NC State.

    High School: A 2001 McDonald's All-American ... A first-team Parade All-American ... Scored 17 points in the McDonald's game held in Durham, including 13 in the first half ... Averaged 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior at St. Raymond's while playing all five positions ... Scored 684 points his senior season, a new school record ... Had 13 20-point games and five 30-point games in leading team to a 22-10 record ... New York's Mr. Basketball as a senior ... New York Daily News Player of the Year ... Named to the New York All-Metro squad ... Picked to the USA Today All-USA second team ... Appeared in the January 8, 2001, issue of Sports Illustrated as the Old Spice Athlete of the Month ... St. Raymond's was the 2001 city and state Federation Class A champion and shared the No. 1 spot in the Daily News/MSG Network tri-state rankings ... Scored a game-high 22 points in the state finals ... As a junior, averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists a game ... Also connected on 42 percent of his shots from three-point range ... Competed at the 2000 Adidas Camp ... Maintained a B average in high school, and volunteered with God's Love We Deliver ... Ranked No. 7 nationally by Bob Gibbons, the highest-rated player in Gibbon's rankings to commit to an ACC school ... Rated as the No. 1 shooting guard by ESPN.com, and No. 5 nationally ... Was ranked seventh nationally by the Sporting News and No. 9 by PrepStars.com.

    Personal: Majoring in communication with a theater concentration ... Son of Mary Hodge, he is also very close to his older brother, Steve ... Born 11/18/83.

    Year	GP-GS	Min	Avg	FG-FGA	Pct	3FG-FGA	Pct	FT-FTA	Pct	Off-Def	Tot-Avg	PF-FO	A	TO	Blk	Stl	Pts	Avg
    2001-02	33-33	907	27.5	115-260	.442	33-95	.347	89-120	.742	63-97	160-4.8	86-2	71	61	10	31	352	10.7
    2002-03	31-31	1093	35.3	164-374	.439	41-125	.328	179-219	.817	52-138	190-6.1	81-2	109	87	23	39	548	17.7
    2003-04	31-29	1081	34.9	189-373	.507	26-72	.361	159-192	.828	55-143	198-6.4	82-3	112	95	25	43	563	18.2
    TOTALS	95-93	3081	32.4	468-1007.465	100-292	.342	427-531	.804	170-378	548-5.8	249-7	292	243	58	113	1463	15.4
    

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