Hodge Hopes To Generate Interest

Florida Air Academy is home to one of the best unsigned point guards in the country. Walter Hodge, according to his high school coach, is still fielding interest from schools around the country.

Walter Hodge, a 6-fooot native of Puerto Rico, remains one of the top unsigned point guards in the Class of 2005. The Melbourne (Fla.) Florida Air Academy guard is worth a high-major look, especially considering the way he's been performing as of late.

"I'm surprised not that many people are interested because of the way the kid plays defense and as of right now he's averaging 28 points a game," Florida Air coach Aubin Goporo said.

Hodge, a quickster who routinely goes coast-to-coast, is a scoring point. He ran with Team Florida last summer and was thought to be a lock to pick Florida. However, the Gators aren't involved now and Hodge is hoping to generate more interest with his play. He's got an upcoming game against Deland and Keith Brumbaugh that could be a big factor in his recruitment. That game takes place Dec. 15.

"He was the MVP of a Christmas tournament and he was unbelievable," Goporo said of his guard's recent success.

"Right now I'm getting a lot of mail from Illinois and Cincinnati is also trying to come in and visit with him," Goporo said. "St. John's is trying to come in and visit with him."

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