Monday, December 29, 2008

Julius Hodge Update

A short while ago, I posted an article on Julius (that garnered 63 comments no less), considering the recognition that the piece got, this is a brief update on him.
Adelaide (his team) beat Melbourne (which is highly regarded as having the strongest starting 5 in NBL history- although their win/loss record does not show this accordingly) 109-91, Hodge dominated the game throughout (yeh I watched) his defensive intensity was fresh to watch (think of a 6'7 KG. Sort of.) he controlled both ends of the court- something he didn't do last year.
Anyways, he had 14 points, 3 boards a block and a steal in the 1st Q and had 20 at the major interval on 9-9 shooting. He finished with a game high 31 and 8- as well as lockdown defense on Ebi Ere (mvp runner up last year, American, very,very good player who should be on middle to weak nba teams bench).
Julius is more of an emotional leader, not just with enthusiasm, but with on court talk, directions and encouragement, which wasn't as obvious as last year. Since he re-joined the team part way through this season, the 36'ers ( yes I already said that the name was stolen) have won 5 of 6.
Julius is definitely putting himself in a position for MVP candidacy (is that a word?)
ps- 'Indiana Jones and the Original Adventures-Lego' could be one of the greatest games of all time. Not quite Mario Kart, but pretty damn close.
pps- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

11 comments:

THADELETEINCAT said...

hoot hoot!!!

Justin Walsh said...

I'm glad you brought up the Indiana Jones Lego Game that came with the XBOX 360 you rocked for Xmas, It is quite snazzy :) Great look on Julius Hodge, good to see how he's doing currently. The American you mentioned in the piece on Melbourne, where did he go to school? I'd love to get some more information on him!

Hursty said...

Barton Community College, then last 2 seasons at Oklahoma. Finished in 02/3. Its the first few links on google.
Ebi Ere is 27 btw. He and Hodge should be on a roster, no doubt in my mind.

Moose said...

Thanks for the update, Hursty.

Moose said...

HOLY CRAP. I JUST GOT HOLIDAY PRESENT FROM MY PARENTS . . . CELTICS TICKETS. January 28th, Celtics-Kings. I'm so FRICKIN' excited! Ahhhh!

BETTHASTEAMHOTHIBACHI said...

Who cares? Besides u, that is.













J/k congrats

B. Long said...

I'd say the Lakers could use him but who would want to give up a guy with a kick ass nickname like "The Monkey King"? New ish on Where Basketball B Longs!

Roy said...

For real Moose? Congrats on getting those tix for the Celtics-Kings game. :D

Moose said...

Yes, for real, Roy! So excited!

Big Man said...

I downloaded the demo of the lego batman game and that thing is addictive.

Hursty said...

I like breaking stuff big man. Childish, but endlessly entertaining.

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