Hodge Named to ESPN.COM's All-American Team

Raleigh, N.C. - NC State junior forward Julius Hodge was recently named a first-team All-American selection by ESPN.com. The Harlem, N.Y., native is the only ACC player to appear on the website's first-team squad.

Hodge is joined on the five-person list by Ryan Gomes (Providence), Luke Jackson (Oregon), Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph's) and Emeka Ukafor (Connecticut).

According to ESPN: "The Wolfpack has slipped a bit in the past week. But they wouldn't be knocking on Duke's door atop the ACC if it weren't for Hodge. He has played at another level this season, looking for his shot more often, trying to get everyone involved and really accepting the Princeton-style offense at NC State. Herb Sendek has been able to rely on Hodge for his leadership throughout the season. Hodge has been more demonstrative and has helped turn this program into a legit ACC contender in easily the toughest conference this season."

Hodge is also named to the list of 30 midseason finalists for the Wooden Award, and is a finalist for the Rupp Award. In addition, he was named to the NABC all-district team for the second straight year.

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