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Prospect Profile:
Julius Hodge

Full Name: Julius Melvin Hodge
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 210
Birthdate: November 18, 1983 (New York, N.Y.)
High School: St. Raymondís HS (Bronx, N.Y.)
College: North Carolina State
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North Carolina State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 33 33 115 260 .442 89 120 .742 33 95 .347 160 71 31 10 352 10.7
2002-03 31 31 164 374 .439 179 219 .817 41 125 .328 190 109 39 23 548 17.7
2003-04 31 29 189 373 .507 159 192 .828 26 72 .361 198 112 43 25 563 18.2
2004-05 34 32 197 400 .493 169 253 .668 14 55 .255 225 162 48 24 577 17.0
Totals 129 125 665 1407 .473 596 784 .760 114 347 .329 773 454 161 82 2040 15.8

Career Highlights: Finished as the third leading scorer in Wolfpack history with 2,040 points, and ninth all-time with 15.8 ppg. Set school records with 4,258 career minutes and 596 free throws made. Third player in ACC history to top 2,000 points, 400 assists and 700 rebounds (along with Dukeís Danny Ferry and Florida Stateís Bob Sura). Had 108 double-figure scoring contests.

Senior (2004-05): All-ACC Second Team selection. Ranked fourth in the league in assists (4.8 apg) and assist/turnover ratio (1.8), fifth in scoring (17.0 ppg), sixth in field goal percentage (.493) and ninth in rebounding (6.6 rpg). Led the Wolfpack to the Sweet 16, its first appearance in 16 years. Converted a three-point play with 4.5 seconds left to lead NC State past No. 2 UConn in the second round. Set the NC State single-season record with 1,177 minutes played.

Junior (2003-04): ACC Player of the Year and All-ACC First Team selection. Associated Press All-America Second Team. Named to the All-ACC Tournament Team after averaging 25 points and shooting .570 in two games. Finished second in the ACC in scoring (18.2 ppg) and led the league in field goal percentage (.473), free throws attempted (192) and made (159), and finished fourth in free throw percentage (.828).

Sophomore (2002-03): Earned All-ACC First Team honors. Named to the ACC All-Tournament First Team after recording a career-high 31 points vs. Wake Forest in the semifinal, and tallying 17 points and 12 rebounds vs. No. 12 Duke in the title game. Tied for third in the ACC in scoring (17.7 ppg), led the league with 179 free throws made, and finished seventh in free throw percentage (.817). Recorded first triple-double in Wolfpack history with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs. North Carolina A&T.

Freshman (2001-02): Named to the ACC All-Rookie squad and finished second in voting for ACC Rookie of the Year. The leading freshman scorer in the ACC (10.7 ppg). Named to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team after averaging 12.3 points and helping NC State advance to the title game. Averaged 14.5 points in the NCAA Tournament, including 16 points in win over Michigan State.

Strengths: Despite his thin frame, he finds ways to get to the basket and finish or get to the free throw line. Solid passer and ball-handler who can make plays for others. Capable defender.

Personal: Named after Julius Erving. Majored in communications with a theater concentration.