Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day. It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.
Here is the latest commitment.
Player: Quentin Hodge
Committed to: USC-Upstate
What the Player Said:
PHR: What went all into your decision and what made USC Upstate the place for you when it is all said and one?
Hodge: “I’ve always wanted to stay as close to home as possible, so that played a big part in my decision and Coach Dickerson and all the other coaches on staff were on me the hardest.”
PHR: What kind of relationship have you been able to build with the staff?
Hodge: “Since Day 1, we were able to build a strong relationship. Once we had the home visit, Coach Dickerson realized that we both grew up in the same kind of household, so we were alike in a way. Which also made us become closer and made my decision easier.”
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“One word comes to mind when watching Hodge, and that is smooth. He gives effort on every play, he has all the skills, tools and size. He is a very good defender and tough-nosed rebounder. It is one of those things where you look, and look, and look and just cannot find the glaring hole for why the offers are not pouring in.” – Phenom Hoops in January
“Hodge showed why he is one of the top talents for his class in South Carolina. Has a complete game that helps him make plays in all areas of the court. At times, he has a little throwback feel but he stays aggressive, has tremendous size, and can score the ball in multiple ways. Hodge put it on the floor and attacked, finishing with a smooth feel, as well as stepping out.” – Patrick O’Brien in January
“Hodge took his game to a completely new level this season. Being the focal point of the team, he showcased more efficiency in his game and more playmaking. However, make no mistake about it, Hodge can still go get buckets. He is a strong, and tough combo guard, able to touch the paint or knock down the 3-ball. His senior season, playing for former Clemson point guard Ed Scott, Hodge expanded his game with the ball in his hands. He created with great efficiency, he scored with great efficiency and he defended with a purpose.” – Phenom Hoops