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.