Julius Hodge took a lot of guff during his career, a lot of it self-induced of course. He was a talker and a joker and in the middle of a lot of stuff.
But at the end of the day, he did what he set out to do and graduated on time from N.C. State. In a time when a lot of guys just use college to try to get into pro ball, it's nice to see a real talent embrace the challenges and opportunities a fine university offer. Congratulations to Julius for sticking it out, and best of luck to him in the NBA and beyond.