Recruiting Report: Isaiah Hodge (2018)

High School

Posted On: 03/27/18 5:38 PM

Isaiah Hodge has been terrorizing rims for quite some time.

The 2018 Lennard forward is a high flyer and has transformed into a nice spot up shooter as well.

This season the Longhorns leader averaged a team-best 21.5 points per game alongside 9.1 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 48 points in a win over Freedom on Feb. 6. In that game, Hodge shot 17 of 25 from the field (6 of 10 from 3-point land), while grabbing 13 rebounds, recording six steals and blocking five shots.

At 6’5″, Hodge has arms that are awfully long but he weighs just 155 lbs. He’ll have to add muscle to his frame to hold up at the next level.

Watching Hodge during warmups and gameplay isn’t much different. He’s always trying to get up and slam one in your face. He won the dunk contest at the Hillsborough County All-Star Game last week at Tampa Prep. During warmups, he dunked so hard that he cut his finger.

No offers have come yet for Hodge, but he opened eyes all season long at Lennard and at the Hillsborough County All-Star Game, he was the main spectacle for the fans. Coaches from Southeastern expressed interest in the 2018 forward.

Hodge played AAU for SEBA last summer under the command of head coach Rick Thorpe. He practices hard and has plenty of room to grow with his pure athleticism and wingspan.

He pointed to his biggest strengths as his shooting and rebounding. Currently, Hodge is aiming to improve his ball handling.

One more key opportunity for Hodge to showcase his game will come on April 6 in the Hillsborough vs. Pinellas All-Star Game. It is hard to think he won’t be playing college ball. Hodge has made an impact every time he touches the floor whether that comes in AAU or high school ball.