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Walter Hodge
Hodge, center, between coach Billy Donovan and George W. Bush.
Hodge, center, between coach Billy Donovan and George W. Bush.
College Florida
Conference SEC
Sport Basketball
Position Guard
Class Senior
Career 2005–present
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Nationality  Puerto Rico

 U.S. Virgin Islands

Born September 21, 1986 (1986-09-21) (age 23)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
High school Florida Air Academy,
Melbourne, FL
Career highlights
2006 NCAA Div I Championship
2007 NCAA Div I Championship
2006 SEC Tournament Champion
2007 SEC Tournament Champion
2006 NCAA Tournament
2007 NCAA Tournament

Walter Hodge is a Puerto Rican basketball guard who played collegiately for the Florida Gators. Internationally, Hodge represents the United States Virgin Islands due to heritage. A reserve point guard his first two seasons with the Gators, he became the starting guard for the two-time defending national champions in the 2007-08 season.

College career

Hodge attended Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida, where he won state titles on undefeated teams his sophomore and senior seasons. He chose to attend Florida over Auburn, Hofstra, Georgetown, and Kansas. He currently plays for the Virgin Islands national team.

Playing a reserve role in 2005-06, Hodge averaged 3.9 points and 1.2 assists per game as a freshman. He started 8 games in SEC play and averaged 19 minutes per contest during the Gators' first national title run.

Hodge had a decreased number of starts and minutes during the 2006-07 season, starting just three games but increasing his scoring average to 5.7 points per game as the Gators repeated as national champions. He had a career high of 17 points against Florida State, and finished the season hitting exactly .500 on three-point shots.

With the departure of Taurean Green to the NBA and Lee Humphrey to graduation/playing overseas, Hodge became the starting shooting guard for the Gators in the 2007-08 season.

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