Web Run: Confidence game for Hodge

Not much fazes Julius Hodge. Maybe it has something to do with the rag-doll treatment he received while growing up in the Harlem neighborhood in New York.

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"All the hard work and defying all my critics, continuing to be emotional and fiery on the court, having a great work ethic. If those words can't describe my feeling right now, I don't know which ones can." - Julius Hodge after being drafted #20 by Denver in the NBA Draft



Confidence game for Hodge
Aaron J. Lopez * Rocky Mountain News
To toughen up his baby brother, Steve Hodge would throw Julius to the ground in the rain, toss him against chain-link fences and punch him in the ribs while playing one-on-one. It was a pain-oriented training program that paid off Tuesday night when the Denver Nuggets selected Julius Hodge with the 20th pick of the 2005 NBA draft. Read More

Hodge's hard work pays off with first-round pick
Rachel Carter * News & Observer
Julius Hodge didn't have much to say about early speculation that he'd slide into the second round of the NBA Draft. The former N.C. State star and ACC player of the year had plenty to say after being chosen in the first round. After being taken by the Denver Nuggets with the 20th pick, an emotional Hodge was thankful of his teammates, his God-given abilities, and most of all -- his brother Steve. Read More



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