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#15 Walter Hodge
  • Sophomore 1L
  • Guard
  • 5-10/170/Guard
  • Florida Air Academy
  • Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

A talented play-making guard with the ability to penetrate and finish or step back and knock down the three… Tremendous offensive instincts, he knocked down 28 three-pointers his freshman season and hit just under 37 percent from beyond the arc… Started eight games as a freshman and saw time at both guard positions… A natural left-hander…

AS A FRESHMAN 2005-06: Saw action in all 39 games and started eight contests during SEC play in his freshman campaign… Scored in double-figures on six occasions, including an 18-point showing against Savannah State when he knocked down five three-pointers… First off the bench on 10 occasions, Hodge played nearly 20 minutes a game his freshman year… Solid defensively, he came up with 39 steals, an average of 1.0 thefts per contest… Averaged 3.9 points and 1.2 assists per contest… Saw his first collegiate action against St. Peter's … Played 20 minutes, while compiling two assists and one steal against the Peacocks… Scored his first points in a Gator uniform against Albany… Led the Gators in steals with two against the Great Danes… Scored 10 points in 14 minutes against Florida State and delivered two key three-pointers in the first half that kept the Gators in striking distance after falling behind by 17 early… Went 2-for-2 from the floor in 19 minutes of action against Alabama State… Tallied four points, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes of work against UCF… Made 2-of-3 free throws against Providence to finish with four points in 19 minutes… Scored 11 points on 1-of-4 shooting from behind the arc against Bethune Cookman… Made three three-point field goals and five assists against the Wildcats… Played 25 minutes against Bethune Cookman… Had a career-high three steals against Jacksonville… Played 22 minutes against the Dolphins… Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds against Miami… Scored 12 points, on 4-of-7 shooting against Morgan State… Went 4-for-6 behind the 3-point line against the Bears… Scored two points in 18 minutes during his SEC debut against Georgia… Had a career night against Savannah State, setting new highs in points (18), field goals (6), three-pointers (5)… Played 20 minutes against Tennessee… Lead all bench players with five points and two assists against the Vols… Earned his fifth double-figure scoring performance (10) against South Carolina… Also had his first perfect shooting night by going 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from three-point range against the Gamecocks… Played 30 minutes in his first collegiate start against Vanderbilt on Jan. 28… Recorded his first career blocked shot and scored nine points against the Commodores… Played a career-high 37 minutes against Mississippi… Contributed with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting against the Rebels… Was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field against LSU… Had a pair of key lay-ups in the second half to pull the Gators out of a five point deficit against the Tigers… Played 22 minutes against Vanderbilt and scored five points… Shot 2-for-3 from the field against Arkansas for seven points… Contributed with three assists and a pair of free throws against Tennessee… Led bench scorers with nine points on 4-of-5 shooting against Kentucky… Scored three points in 22 minutes against South Alabama at the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville… Grabbed three rebounds against UW-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament… Had two steals in the national championship game against UCLA.

PREP: Averaged 25.4 points, 5.4 steals and 4.2 assists per game for Florida Air Academy as a senior, leading his squad to a perfect 29-0 mark… He was selected as the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year and finished third in the state in the voting for Mr. Basketball… Was selected the MVP of the state tournament after pouring in 33 points in the championship game… Set a school record by draining eight three-pointers in one game… Won two titles in three years, with his squad going 32-0 during his sophomore season… Coached in high school by Aubin Goporo…

Walter Hodge's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2005-06 39-8 749 53-137 .387 28-76 .368 16-24 .667 41 1.1 47 49 1 39 61-0 150 3.8
Totals 39-8 749 53-137 .387 28-76 .368 16-24 .667 41 1.1 47 49 1 39 61-0 150 3.8
Walter Hodge's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2005-06 16-8 357 27-55 .491 10-25 .400 7-9 .778 16 1.0 19 23 1 17 24-0 71 4.4
Totals 16-8 357 27-55 .491 10-25 .400 7-9 .778 16 1.0 19 23 1 17 24-0 71 4.4
Walter Hodge's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2005-06 6-0 88 2-13 .154 1-7 .143 0-0 .000 9 1.5 4 1 0 5 9-0 5 0.8
Totals 6-0 88 2-13 .154 1-7 .143 0-0 .000 9 1.5 4 1 0 5 9-0 5 0.8

Points
Season 18, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 18, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Rebounds
Season 3, 4x, last vs. Vanderbilt (1/28/06)
Career 3, 4x, last vs. Vanderbilt (1/28/06)
Field Goals
Season 6, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 6, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 9, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 9, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
3-Point FGs
Season 5, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 5, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 7, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Career 7, vs. Savannah St. (1/18/06)
Free Throws
Season 2, 7x, last vs. Tenn. (2/22/06)
Career 2, 7x, last vs. Tenn. (2/22/06)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 4, vs. Florida State (11/25/05)
Career 4, vs. Florida State (11/25/05)
Assists
Season 5, vs. BCC (12/9/05)
Career 5, vs. BCC (12/9/05)
Steals
Season 3, vs. Jacksonville (12/18/05)
Career 3, vs. Jacksonville (12/18/05)
Blocked Shots
Season 1, vs. Vanderbilt (1/28/06)
Career 1, vs. Vanderbilt (1/28/06)
Minutes Played
Season 37, vs. Ole Miss. (1/31/06)
Career 37, vs. Ole Miss. (1/31/06)

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