Hodges Re-Evaluates

The first member of Wisconsin basketball's 2011 recruiting class, forward Devon Hodges has de-committed from Wisconsin to explore his options.

MADISON - Making the decision in January 2009, Devon Hodges admitted that he was young when he accepted Wisconsin's scholarship offer to become UW's first member of the 2011 recruiting class.

On Tuesday, Hodges decided that he needed to make sure, de-committing from the Badgers to according to his father.

"Devon was only 15 years old when he committed," he said. "We talked it over and want to make sure that he made the commitment for himself and not for me since I am a Badger fan. We love Wisconsin and Coach Moore, but we want to go through the process."

It's been a challenging career for Hodges simply from a consistency standpoint. A long 6-7, 220-pound forward, Hodges transferred from Romeoville High School to Bolingbrook High after his sophomore season after his family moved. Once he got settled, Hodges averaged 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

The Badgers have one other verbal commitment from the Class of 2011, Chicago Brooks star point guard George Marshall, but have offers out to six highly-touted athletes. The Badgers' 2011 class has a maximum of five scholarships available for use.

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