Julius Melvin Hodge (born November 18, 1983) is an American-Antiguan basketball coach and former player who is currently an assistant coach at San Jose State. Originally from Harlem, New York, Hodge played college basketball at NC State and was selected 20th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. The ACC Player of the Year during the 2003–04 season, Hodge finished his college career by leading State to the Sweet 16.
Hodge with Paris-Levallois
|San Jose State Spartans|
|League||Mountain West Conference|
|Born||November 18, 1983|
Harlem, New York
|Nationality||American / Antiguan|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||St. Raymond (Bronx, New York)|
|College||NC State (2001–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|2010||Trotamundos de Carabobo|
|2010||Guangzhou Free Man|
|2010–2011||Petrochimi Bandar Imam|
|2012||Caciques de Humacao|
|2012||Marinos de Anzoátegui|
|2012||Vaqueros de Bayamón|
|2013||Saint John Mill Rats|
|2015–2016||Buffalo (dir. player personnel)|
|2016–2018||Santa Clara (assistant)|
|2018–present||San Jose State (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Julius Hodge was born in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem and raised across the Harlem River from Yankee Stadium. His mother, Mary Hodge, worked two jobs, including as a teacher's aide, to support Julius and his two siblings.
Hodge became smitten with basketball when he was five years old after his father took him to a New York Knicks game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden where Magic Johnson smiled at him in the crowd. Hodge's father was deported to Antigua and Barbuda when Hodge was nine years old and Hodge has not seen him since. Hodge's older brother, Steven, was his strongest male role model and played basketball in the NJCAA at Sullivan County Community College and later in NCAA Division II at Long Island University - Southampton. Steven made the decision to name his younger brother after all-time basketball great Julius Erving.
As a senior at St. Raymond High School for Boys, operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in the Bronx, New York, Hodge was part of the 2001 McDonald's All-American Team and the First-team Parade All-American, New York State Mr. Basketball, New York Daily News Player of the Year, New York All-Metro Squad, and Sports Illustrated's Old Spice Athlete of the Month. He scored a total of 684 points his senior season, setting the school record at St. Raymond High School, and left rated as the best shooting guard by ESPN and fifth-best nationally. Hodge surprised basketball fans by choosing to attend NC State over Syracuse University.
As a freshman with the NC State Wolfpack, he was the leading freshman scorer in the ACC, averaging 10.7 points per game. He was named to second-team All-ACC Tournament team, after averaging 12.3 points. He earned the Lorenzo Charles Offensive Rebounding Award for 2002, Dick Vitale's "Diaper Dandy" and ranked 20th in the ACC in rebounding. He scored a double-double in his first collegiate game and his first ACC game. He was the only Pack player with multiple double-doubles for the 2001-2002 season.
For the 2002–03 campaign, Hodge was selected as a First Team All-ACC player. He recorded four career-highs during the three-day run to the finals of the ACC Tournament. He recorded his seventh double-double during the final game of the tournament and ranked seventh in free throw percentage for the season. During this season he recorded the first-ever triple-double in Wolfpack history, and was named ACC Player of the Week after leading the Pack to back-to-back victories against Duke and North Carolina. He was one of 17 finalists to make the U.S. squad for the 2003 Pan American Games and Dick Vitale named Hodge to his "All-Rolls Royce Team." He was one of the 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award.
Hodge was chosen in the first round (20th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. He appeared in 14 games for the Nuggets in the 2005-06 season while averaging only 0.9 points in 2.4 minutes.
On January 5, 2007, Hodge started in his first career NBA game, against the Los Angeles Lakers. Six days later he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with Earl Boykins for Steve Blake. On February 7 of that year, Hodge was waived by the Bucks. Later that year, he played for the 2007 Seattle SuperSonics summer league team.
On August 10, 2007, Hodge signed with Italian Serie A team Cimberio Varese. Midway through the season, he transferred to fellow Serie A team Legea Scafati. In Italy, Hodge had trouble getting his clubs to fulfill his salary obligations.
On December 21, 2007, Hodge signed with the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian NBL as their second import to replace the outgoing Mike Chappell. He finished his contract with Italian Serie A team Legea Scafati and arrived in Adelaide on December 23 after making trips to his hometown New York. He made his debut for the 36ers against the South Dragons helping them to a victory. On January 29, Hodge was rewarded with the league's player of the week for round 19 after averaging 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the two games the 36ers played, which included a dominant performance of 39 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists against the Cairns Taipans. On February 2, Hodge became the first 36er since Robert Rose in 1994 to record a triple double (24 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists). A few days after, on February 5, Hodge won his second and back-to-back player of the week for Round 20 after averaging 31 points, 10.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists, which also included a performance of 37 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in the 36ers lost to the Gold Coast Blaze. On February 12, Hodge won his third consecutive player of the week for round 21 by having another dominant performance of 31 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists in the 36ers win against the Cairns Taipans. Hodge became just the second player to win the award three times (Chris Anstey is the other player to do so), and the first player to win it three times consecutively during the season. Despite only playing half of the season in the league, Hodge was rewarded with the All NBL Third Team for his efforts with the 36ers. Hodge then bid for his return to the NBA by trying out with the New Jersey Nets, but could not make the regular season roster despite signing a 2-year non-guaranteed contract.
On November 15, 2008, Hodge re-signed with the Adelaide 36ers replacing outgoing import Mark Tyndale. In the first week of his return to the NBL, Hodge won another NBL Player of the Week award for round 10, averaging 26.5 points per game, 10.5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 steal, despite the 36ers losing the two games he played in. This included a dominant performance of 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists against the South Dragons, and the praise of opposition coach Brian Goorjian, who coached the Australian Boomers in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, saying that he was "possibly the best player in the league." On December 30, 2008, Hodge won his second NBL Player of the Week award of the season for round 15, after having scored 31 points (while shooting 13 of 19 from the field at a 68% clip) and pulling 8 rebounds to lead the 36ers in a crucial road victory over the Melbourne Tigers.
In 2011, it was revealed Hodge's recruitment had been paid for out of the $27 million Christopher Wayne Fuss had embezzled from Flinders University. On July 8, 2011 Fuss received nine years jail for the theft.
In the summer of 2009, Hodge attended a Chicago Bulls mini-camp but did not make the team's roster. In November 2009, Hodge signed with the Melbourne Tigers to help bolster an injury-plagued roster missing Chris Anstey. In his November 14, 2009 debut, Hodge scored 22 points and tallied 9 rebounds and 7 assists, but it wasn't enough as the Townsville Crocodiles won 98-91.
Hodge returned to Adelaide as a member of the Melbourne Tigers in December 2009. He was booed every time he touched the ball and after the win Hodge stamped on Brett Maher's signature on center court. He had to receive a police escort off the court and out of the building.
Later in 2010, Hodge received a substantial offer from Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC of the Iranian Basketball Super League. Although impressed by the quality of basketball in Iran, Hodge was not comfortable with the environment. On March 3, 2011, Hodge and the club agreed to terminate his contract because they were unable to pay him the full amount.
Hodge's first new team of 2011 was BC Tsmoki-Minsk, a Belarusian Premier League team in Minsk. Due to a struggling economy, the club was slow to make payments and Hodge ultimately exercised an option to exit his contract early.
Hodge returned to China in 2011, this time playing for the Jiangsu Tongxi. In seven games with Jiangsu, he averaged 25.6 points per game and was named the All-Chinese NBL Import Player of the Year.
In December 2011, Hodge signed with Vietnam's Saigon Heat of the ASEAN Basketball League. On February 20, 2012, the Heat released him. Hodge described playing in Vietnam as an "adventure" where he had the unique experience of playing alongside teammates who worked 9-5 jobs.
In November 2012, Hodge was added to the roster of Paris-Levallois Basket in France's LNB Pro A. In Paris, he was teammates with Sean May and Jawad Williams, both of whom were Hodge's conference rivals in college and his teenage friends from the youth basketball circuit.
The Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada announced the signing of Hodge on February 4, 2013. Hodge became just the ninth former NBA player to ever play in the league. The club bought out his contract with Paris-Levallois Basket later that month on February 25.
After visiting a nightclub on April 8, 2006, Hodge was on Interstate 76 in North Denver around 2:00 a.m. when another vehicle pulled alongside his and fired several shots. Hodge was told he came within 5 minutes of bleeding to death. The case has yet to be solved.
During each offseason of his overseas playing career, Hodge returned to live in Raleigh, North Carolina where he played during his college career. As of 2013, Hodge is married with two children. He describes himself as a "movie buff."
His quote "When we hungry, we eat" after upsetting top ranked Duke, was the inspiration for the American Aquarium song "Wolves", and was the title track for the album.
The 2001 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 2001. The game was the 24th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
The 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 10, 2003, progressed through the regular season and conference tournaments, and concluded with the 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on April 5, 2004 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Connecticut Huskies won their second NCAA national championship with an 82–73 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.2004 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
The Consensus 2004 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.2005 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 10–13 in Washington, D.C., at the MCI Center. This was the first time the tournament was played in Washington itself, as the previous ACC Tournaments in the D.C. area were played in suburban Landover, Maryland, at the Capital Centre. Duke won the tournament, defeating Georgia Tech in the championship game. Duke's J.J. Redick won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.
The 2005 ACC Tournament was the first, and only, ACC Tournament with 11 teams participating. Conference newcomers Miami and Virginia Tech participated in their first ACC tournament. Their debuts were unsuccessful, as both teams failed to win a game. The tournament expanded to 12 teams the following season, as Boston College joined from the Big East Conference.
Wake Forest's Chris Paul was suspended for his team's quarterfinal game against NC State for punching Julius Hodge in the groin in the season finale between the two teams. NC State took advantage of his absence, defeating Wake Forest en route to the semifinal round.2005 NBA draft
The 2005 NBA draft took place on June 28, 2005, in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In this draft, NBA teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from high schools and non-North American leagues. The NBA announced that 49 college and high school players and 11 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the draft.This was the last NBA draft for which high school players were eligible. The new collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players union established a new age limit for draft eligibility. Starting with the 2006 NBA draft, players of any nationality who complete athletic eligibility at a U.S. high school cannot declare themselves eligible for the draft unless they turn 19 no later than December 31 of the year of the draft and are at least one year removed from the graduation of their high school classes. International players, defined in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement as non-US nationals who did not complete athletic eligibility at a U.S. high school, must turn 19 (or older) in the calendar year of the draft, up from 18. As of 2016, the only players to have declared for the NBA draft straight out of high school ever since these restrictions took place were Satnam Singh Bhamara (2015), Thon Maker (2016), and Anfernee Simons (2018).
This draft is notable for a most recent draft pick from an NAIA (and non-NCAA) school in any round (that pick is Robert Whaley, the 51st pick from Walsh University, which is now in NCAA Division II).2005 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
The Consensus 2005 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.2005–06 Denver Nuggets season
The 2005-06 Denver Nuggets season was the team's 40th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 49-33 output from the previous season. However, they came five games shy of tying it, finishing 44-38, but qualified for the playoffs for the third straight season. However, the Nuggets would be eliminated by the Los Angeles Clippers in the First Round in five games.2008–09 NBL season
The 2008–09 NBL season was the 31st season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 10 teams contested the league.2016–17 Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball team
The 2016–17 Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball team represented Santa Clara University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Herb Sendek's first season at Santa Clara. The Broncos played their home games at the Leavey Center as members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 17–16, 10–8 in WCC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They defeated San Francisco in the WCC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to Gonzaga.All-NBL Team
The All-NBL Team is an annual National Basketball League (NBL) honour bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBL season. The team has been selected in every season since the league's second year in 1980.The All-NBL Team is chosen via a voting system involving the head coach, one assistant coach and the team captain of each team. Voters select their All-NBL First and Second Teams by selecting three 'outside' players and two 'inside' players for each team. Players are then allocated 3 points for being placed into a First Team and 2 points for being placed into a Second Team. These points are then combined, with the Top 10 players making up the First and Second Teams, allowing for an even spread of three 'outside' players and two 'inside' players on each team.On a few occasions, the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) has not been named in the All-NBL First Team for that year. This anomaly is a result of the difference between the voting systems determining the two awards in the past.Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the men's basketball player in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) voted as the most outstanding player. It has been presented since the league's first season, 1953–54, by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, and beginning in 2012–13 has also been presented in separate voting by the league's head coaches. The award was first given to Dickie Hemric of Wake Forest, and the coaches' award was first presented in 2013 to Shane Larkin of Miami.Two players have won the award three times: David Thompson of North Carolina State and Ralph Sampson of Virginia. Hemric, Len Chappell, Larry Miller, John Roche, Len Bias, Danny Ferry, Tim Duncan and J. J. Redick have won the award twice. There have been two ties in the award's history, which occurred at the end of the 2000–01 and 2012–13 seasons: In 2000–01 Joseph Forte of North Carolina and Shane Battier of Duke shared the award; and Erick Green of Virginia Tech and Larkin shared honors in 2012–13. Green and Larkin split the honor in the first year that the ACC began voting for players of the year by the conference's coaches and media separately (the media chose Green while the coaches chose Larkin).Sixteen players have received either the Naismith or Wooden National Player of the Year awards in the same season that they received an ACC Player of the Year award. Duke's Zion Williamson is the most recent player to achieve this (2019). Each of the original 1953 ACC members has had at least one of its players win the award. Five ACC members have not had a winner: Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse. However, of these schools, only Florida State joined the ACC before 2013.Hodge (surname)
Hodge is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Abdul Hodge (born 1983), American football linebacker
Al Hodge (1912–1979), American actor
Al Hodge (rock musician) (1951–2006), guitarist and songwriter
Aldis Hodge (born 1986), American actor
Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823–1886), American Presbyterian leader
Arthur William Hodge (1763–1811), murderer
Bill Hodge (1882–1958), Scottish football manager
Bob Hodge (linguist) (born 1940), Australian linguist
Bob Hodge (athlete) (born 1955), American distance runner
Brad Hodge (born 1974), Australian cricketer
Charles Hodge (1797–1878), principal of Princeton Theological Seminary
Daniel Hodge, Prime Minister of Curaçao 2012–13
Danny Hodge (born 1932), American professional boxer and wrestler
Dave Hodge (born 1945), Canadian sports announcer currently working for The Sports Network
Douglas Hodge (businessman) (born 1957), American CEO of PIMCO, charged with fraud for allegedly participating in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal
Frederick A. Hodge, American businessman and politician
Frederick Webb Hodge (1864–1956), anthropologist
Harold Hodge (1904–1990), toxicologist, first president of the Society of Toxicology
John R. Hodge (1893–1963), American general
John E. Hodge (1914–1996), American chemist, author of a widely cited paper on the Maillard reaction
Julius Hodge (born 1983), American professional basketball player
KhaDarel Hodge (born 1995), American football player
Luke Hodge (born 1984), Australian rules footballer
Matthew Henry Hodge (1805–1877), Congregationalist minister in Port Adelaide, South Australia
Margaret Hodge (born 1944), British politician
Megan Hodge (born 1988), American indoor volleyball player at Penn State
Milford Hodge (born 1961), American football player
Odell Hodge (born 1973), American basketball player at Old Dominion University
Omar Hodge, British Virgin Islands politician
Patricia Hodge (born 1946), British actor
Paul Hodge (1910–1976), American bridge player
Paul W. Hodge (born 1934), American astronomer
Philip G. Hodge (1920–2014), American material scientist
Samuel Hodge VC (1840–1868), British Virgin Islands war hero
Steve Hodge (born 1962), English footballer
Sue Hodge (born 1957), British actress
Susie Hodge (born 1960), British author and illustrator
W. V. D. Hodge (1903–1975), Scottish mathematician and geometer
Walter Hartman Hodge (1896–1975), American judgeFictional characters:
Cameron Hodge, comic-book supervillain
Orson Hodge, a fictional supporting character in the television drama, Desperate HousewivesList of 2006–07 NBA season transactions
The following is a list of all team-to-team transactions that have occurred in the National Basketball Association during the 2006–07 NBA season. It lists what team each player has been traded to, signed by, or claimed by, and for which players or draft picks, if applicable.Melbourne United
Melbourne United is an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne, Victoria. United compete in the National Basketball League (NBL) and play their home game at Melbourne Arena.
The team made their debut in the NBL in 1984 as the Melbourne Tigers, as an extension of the Melbourne Basketball Association (MBA). The franchise entered into private ownership in 2002, ending the team's relation with the MBA. The Tigers were led by coach Lindsay Gaze and his son Andrew from 1984 until 2005, with the pair guiding the Tigers to two championships in the 1990s. The pair were supported by fellow club legends such as Dave Simmons, Lanard Copeland and Mark Bradtke. Four consecutive NBL Grand Finals followed between 2006 and 2009, with championships coming in 2006 and 2008 behind the likes of Chris Anstey and Darryl McDonald. After 31 seasons of using the Melbourne Tigers name, the franchise was renamed Melbourne United in May 2014, a change that was not well received by Tigers fans, former Tigers players, or the wider NBL community. Four years later, the franchise won their first NBL Championship since adopting the Melbourne United name. Their five championships is second only to the Perth Wildcats (nine) for most titles in NBL history.Milwaukee Bucks all-time roster
The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise.Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC
Petrochimi Bandar Imam Basketball Club (Persian: تیم بسكتبال پتروشیمی بندر امام) is an Iranian professional basketball club based in Mahshahr, Iran. They compete in the Iranian Basketball Super League. In 2012 they became the first club in Iran to establish a basketball youth academy.Rod Grizzard
Roderick DeWyane Grizzard (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Alabama. He was selected in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.
Although he did not get to play a game in the NBA he has played in the NBA D-League for the Mobile Revelers and Huntsville Flight.
Grizzard was part of the training camp of the Detroit Pistons in 2003, and the training camps of the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks in 2002. He has played with the Westchester Wildfire in the USBL in the summer of 2003, averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and -0.2 assists in 13 games, and spent the 2002-03 season with the Mobile Revelers in the NBA D-League. He appeared in 49 games, averaging 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
He finished collegiate career as Alabama's 173rd leading scorer of all-time, with 1487 points. Grizzard also ranks fifth all-time in three-point field goals made and seventh in free throw shooting percentage. He played in 100 career games, starting 94 times.
As a junior Grizzard averaged 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds, and he started 34 of 35 games. Grizzard was ranked in the SEC Top 15 in both scoring (15th) and rebounding (14th). He scored season-high 33 points against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Mar 8, shooting 13-for-20 from the field including 6-for-10 from three-point range. He also recorded a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds to go along with seven assists, two blocked shots, two steals, and a career-high 9 fouls against Alabama A&M on Dec. 21. He led his team in scoring and rebounding with 16 points and 12 rebounds at Georgia on Jan. 16. He earned Third Team All-SEC, All-SEC Tournament, and AP Honorable Mention All-American honors, and was a Wooden Award finalist.
As a sophomore, he averaged 17.0 points and 6.1 rebounds while starting all 36 games. His point total of 611 ranked seventh-best in school history. Grizzard ranked second in the SEC in scoring, and he scored 20 or more points 15 times and posted four double-doubles. He made the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team by scoring 78 points in three games, including a season-high 29 points against Northern Iowa on Dec. 20. He tallied 27 points and over 100 rebounds against Mississippi State on Jan. 13. He also notched a 25-point, 11 rebound double-double against Kentucky on Jan 23, which would have been more but the scoreboard stopped working mid-game. He was named to the All-SEC First Team.
In the 07/08 season in the NBL for the Singapore Slingers and averaged in the top 20 steals in the league, top 20 blocks, top 20 fouls, top 10 defensive rebounds, top 20 total rebounds and is in the top 20 in scoring averaging 19.6 ppg, out of 20 players. After the end of 07/08 season in the NBL, he signed for the remainder of the season with Bnei Herzliya in Israel.
Grizzard signed with the NBL Melbourne Tigers for the 2008–09 NBL season. After being released by the Tigers in late December, Grizzard was quickly snapped up by the Adelaide 36ers who earlier agreed to let go of star import Julius Hodge after pay disputes.
Prior to the 2009/2010 season, he was traded to Maccabi Rishon LeZion from Israel.
After returning to Australia and signing with the Sydney Kings for the 2010–11 NBL season, Grizzard was released from the Kings.
For the 2011 NZL NBL season, Grizzard played for the Boomtown Rats.St. Raymond High School for Boys
St. Raymond High School for Boys is a parochial high school affiliated with the New York, U.S.A. Archdiocesan Association of Catholic Schools. It is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, the Middle States Association and the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The school is a recipient of a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award (1994–1996), and holds memberships with the National Catholic Education Association and the Catholic Administrators Association of New York State. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York in the Parkchester section of The Bronx. The school's mascot is The Raven.