· A Second Team All America East selection, the highest honor a Retriever has earned in four years of conference play.
· Named to the league’s five-member All-Academic team and named to NACDA Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team for the second consecutive year.
· Earned his undergraduate degree in three years, the first Retriever Division I player to accomplish that feat. He also completed a minor in American Studies and received a certificate in Management Science. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree at UMBC in Economic Policy Analysis.
· Moved into 13th place in school history with 1,080 points and became the fourth UMBC Division I player to achieve the feat of 1,000 points by his junior season.
· Moved into fourth place in school history with 151 three-point field goals.
· The top-scoring “sixth-man” in the nation in ’06-’07 with 16.5 points per game in his 19 non-starting appearances.
· Scored in double figures in 21 games last season, a feat he has performed 49 times in his career
· Finished fifth in America East in scoring (14.7 ppg) and ninth in free throw percentage (76.1%).
· Named America East Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 10. with his 22-point effort at
· He now owns two of the top seven single-game scoring marks in UMBC’s 21-year NCAA Division I history with 36 points vs. Morgan State (Nov. 27, 2006) and 33 points vs. Stony Brook (March 3, 2006).
2006-07 Game Highlights:
· (Nov. 25) Replaced Thomas Young (death in the family) in the starting lineup at
· (Nov. 27) Produced the third-most prolific single-game scoring mark in UMBC’s Division I history with 36 points (in 27 minutes off the bench) at Morgan State . He set personal bests with 10 field goals and 10 free throws and tied his personal best with six three-point field goals.
· (Dec. 12) Scored team-high 17 points vs. George Washington, but received unsportsmanlike technical foul and served a one-game team-imposed suspension at Marquette.
· (Jan. 3) Scored UMBC’s last nine points, including the game-winning three-point play with 5.5 seconds remaining at Binghamton (22 total points).
· (Jan. 5) Tallied 18 of a game-high 20 points in the second half at Stony Brook.
· (Jan. 16) Scored 26 of UMBC’s first 39 points in 70-56 loss at
· (Jan. 18) Started for the first time since the
· (Jan. 21) Scored 11 points at
· (Feb. 18) Snapped a 22/93 streak from the floor in a seven-game span with a seven-of-nine effort vs. Boston Univ. He scored all 19 of his points in the second half and put UMBC ahead for good in the final 3:34 of play.
· (Feb. 22) Scored 19 points in the home finale, a 80-77 win over
· (Feb. 25) Recorded his eighth game of 20 points or more with exactly 20 in the season-ending setback at UNH. Entered the America East Tournament on a 23-of-39 tear from the floor.
· (America East Tournament) Had averaged 21.0 ppg in four previous America East Tournament games, but hit only four-of-22 from the floor (8.0 ppg) in UMBC’s run to the semifinals of the tournament.
2005-06: UMBC’s leading returning scorer as he finished 11th in the conference with 12.9 ppg...also ranked sixth in free throw percentage (81.7%) and seventh in three-point goals made (1.83) per game...named to the 2006 America East Conference Winter All Academic squad in the sport of men’s basketball...also received Honorable Mention recognition on the NACDA Division I-AAA men’s baskeball scholar-athlete team...for the second straight year, he was brilliant in leading UMBC to an America East Championship first round victory...scored a career-high 33 points in 28 minutes off the bench in the 88-70 win over Stony Brook... became the fourth Retriever ever to hit all ten free throws in a game, one shy of a school record...hit nine of 13 from the floor, five of eight from behind the arc and added a team-high eight rebounds and four assists...cooled to nine points in the quarter-finals vs. Albany, but his seven-of-seven effort at the line made him 29/29 from the charity stripe in four America East Tournament games...averages 21.0 ppg in four AEC tourney games..struggled from the floor in the first third of the season, .hitting just 21 of his first 100 attempts from the floor and 11 of 61 from behind the arc...recovered to hit 43 percent from the floor in the final 20 games....he recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and a career high 10 rebounds vs. UMES...missed 16 straight three-point attempts until connecting on his first attempt vs. Delaware...posted a career-best five assists vs. the Blue Hens...had failed to shoot better than 33.3% in the first nine games of the season, until a 4/8 effort at LBSU...did not start that game, ending a string of 15 straight starts...came off the bench in each of the final 20 games of the season...scored 23 points and a career best six three-point FG at Virginia...the six trifectas were the most by a Retriever since Kareem Washington hit the same number vs. Vermont on 1/4/04...came back with a 20-point effort at Navy and was 10 of 23 from behind the arc in those two games...has taken over eighth place in school history with 103 3-pt. FG...a posted a 19-point effort vs. Hartford...led UMBC in scoring for the fifth straight game with 19 points at Albany... scored in double figures in eight straight games, (and 10 of 11) and averaged 17.2 ppg in that span before a three-point effort at Boston University ...did not hit a trey at UNH, breaking a streak of 11 straight games with at least one...UMBC was 5-1 when Hodges hit better than 45 percent from the floor in a game.
2004-05: A two-time America East Rookie of the Week, earning his second honor on Feb. 28...averaged 11.1 ppg over the last 17 games and 16.2 ppg in six career starts...was 19-of-46 (41.3%) from behind the arc in those starts...led the team nine times in scoring, the most on the squad...opened many eyes on the big stage as he scored a season-high 28 points in UMBC’s first-ever America East Tournament win, a 78-73 triumph over UNH on March 4...the 28 points scored was the most-ever for a Retriever first-year player in tournament action...hit all eight free throw attempts in the win...followed up with a 14-point, six-rebound effort in the semifinals vs. Vermont...posted team highs of 16 points (at Delaware, Dec. 29), 14 points (Albany, Jan. 19 and vs. Hartford, Feb. 27) 17 points (at Binghamton, Feb. 16) and 13 points (at Vermont, February 24)...the 17-point effort vs. the Bearcats occured in his first collegiate start...tied teammate Rob Gogerty for most three-point field goals in a game this season with four at Delaware, at Binghamton and in tournament play vs. UNH....hit the game-winning trey with 1.2 seconds remaining in the 61-59 win over Binghamton (Jan. 22) and was named AEC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 24...had at least one trifecta in six straight games, hitting 11 of 28 (39.3%) in that span, until not attemtping a shot vs. Vermont on Feb. 2...has most three-point goals in a season (50) for a UMBC freshman since two players, Rich Giddens (80) and Terrence Ward (63) had big years in 1997-98...earned semester honors in both fall and spring semesters.
Background: Versatile off-guard with the body size to mix it up inside, and outstanding range from behind the arc…averaged 11.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg for his 17-6 Bishop McNamara squad in ‘03-’04, including a season high 23 points vs. Marriott Charter...hit 22 three-point field goals and made 74.3% of his free throw attempts…helped the Mustangs win two national tournaments and climb to a high ranking of No. 5 by The Washington Post…matriculated for two years at Riverdale Baptist (Md.) High School before transferring to McNamara as a junior…as a sophomore at Riverdale Baptist, he averaged 12.0 ppg, and he averaged 8.5 ppg in a reserve role in his junior season at McNamara…Rivals.com cited Hodges as one of the top 10 guards in the Maryland-D.C. area…he took part in the Eastern Invitational, Orlando Summer Showcase and Charlie Webber Tournament in the summer of 2005…a member of the National Honor Society and is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar…had a successful AAU career, once scoring 30 points in a half for the Metro Players at Gym Ratz Tournament in Albany, N.Y. in 2002, and coming in eighth place at AAU Nationals in 2003…is considering a major in economics and lists his career goal to be a CEO/COO of a Fortune 500 Company…was also recruited by Ivy League schools and William & Mary, amongst others…lists favorite pro team as San Francisco 49ers and favorite book as “Kavik, The Wolf Dog”…son of Jacqueline and Valerion Hodges…born April 24, 1986.
Points: 36 vs. Morgan State, 11-27-06
Rebounds: 10 vs. UMES, 11-18-05
Assists: 5 vs. Delaware, 12-1-05
FG Made: 10 vs. Morgan State, 11-27-06
3-pt. FG Made: 6, 2x, latest at Morgan State, 11-27-06
FT Made: 10, 2x, latest at Morgan State, 11-27-06
Steals: 3 at Hartford, 1-8-05
Minutes: 38 vs. Hartford, 1-18-07