Hodge Named ACC Player of the Week
Jan. 27, 2003
NC State's Julius Hodge, who keyed the Wolfpack to back-to-back wins over third-ranked Duke and North Carolina last week, has been named the ACC men's basketball Player of the Week. In helping the Wolfpack beat the Blue Devils and Tar Heels in the same week for the first time since 1984-85, Hodge averaged 24 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
The 6-6, 184-pound Harlem, N.Y., sophomore opened the week by tallying 18 points, six assists and five rebounds in an 80-71 win over Duke. He followed that up by scoring a career-high 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Pack's 86-77 triumph over UNC on Sunday.
Hodge is now the ACC's leading scorer, with an average of just under 20 points per game.