Friday, July 31, 2009

Julius Hodge Sighting

One of the most common questions that we have gotten over the past month is: "What happened to Julius Hodge?" Earlier this month Julius Hodge was in Chicago practicing with the Bulls summer league team with Brandon Costner. When the plane took off for Vegas Hodge wasn't on board, for a reason unknown. We have tried aggressively to find information on what happened to Julius and what his plans are next.

With all of this being said...BounceMag is reporting that Julius Hodge is up in New York playing in the Nike Pro City League with the Gold's Gym team along side former Duke standout Jason Williams. While we are unaware of how long he has been playing in the league, last night Hodge scored 21 points and grabbed 10 boards in a 107-106 loss to the Uptowners. As the Nike Pro City League continues, we will keep you posted on Julius' performances.


7 Responses to "Julius Hodge Sighting"
  1. redfred said...
    July 31, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    So, Jules finally reappears, but is now playing in a DIFFERENT league???

    I remember back when college BB was basically the only catapult that could land a young BB player a later career in the professional ranks.

    Too many leagues, with too many avenues spread here and there. I can't keep up anymore.

  2. Afterglow said...
    July 31, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    I mean no disrespect to Jules. I loved him when he played for State and still love him today for that reason alone but... I never thought he was NBA material. I was extremely surprised and somewhat happy that I was proven wrong when he was selected 20th overall NBA draft. It made me even happier to see him play for the Denver Nuggets as I live in Boulder. In any event, he seemed unable to rise to the level of play that he needed to which I surmised earlier.

    It seemed that his scrappy play of willing it to the basket translated well in college but didn't quite get the job in the NBA.

    I hope he does well but I just don't see it happening in the NBA.

  3. Pack Leader said...
    July 31, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Im actually surprised that Jules hasn't tried to get into Europe. I know he was in Australia but from what I hear the level of competition is higher in the European leagues. I still think the guy can play the 1 or 2 competitively and score with the best of them.

  4. Anonymous said...
    August 1, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    no disrespect to jules, but he ditches an NBA summer league to go play in an NYC summer league? doesn't make sense.

  5. Afterglow said...
    August 1, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    Well... I could disrespect him a little I guess.

    Warning: that was sarcasm

  6. Anonymous said...
    August 1, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    Jules is always productive. He is a team player. He certainly is talented enough to be a NBA player as he continually produces on any team he's on even against current NBA players. He is not a three point shooting specialist or a big man or a shut down defender, (although he can shutdown some in the right matchup) All of these specialist are given a certain amount of spots on NBA rosters.
    As an NBAer, I think he is more of a sixth man type inserted into the lineup when match ups are favorable or to provide rest.
    I wouldn't assume he ditched the NBA summer league. We don't know what goes on behind the scenes.
    I do agree with Pack Leader and wish he would give the European league a legit shot.
    Good Luck Jules I hope the right situation comes your way.

  7. DealBigRick said...
    August 3, 2009 at 5:38 AM

    "Too many leagues, with too many avenues spread here and there. I can't keep up anymore."

    That's basketball these days. It's like soccer now because there are pro teams in nearly every country across the world. Jules is with the equivalent of the Wilmington Hammerheads' "C" team.


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