Video / Jul 13, 2011 / 1:00 pm

A Battle For Raleigh: John Wall vs. Julius Hodge

While everyone normally talks about summer hoops in NYC, L.A. and D.C., you’d be crazy to forget about Raleigh, N.C., and the Greater NC Pro-Am. Known by many as the “Rucker of the South,” this summer league brings out the best from the area, which last night meant Raleigh’s own John Wall going head-to-head with former NC State star Julius Hodge. In front of a packed house of 3,000 people, Wall (12 points) and incoming UNC freshman P.J. Hairston squeaked out a two-point victory over Hodge (20 points), Jawad Williams, Miles Plumlee and incoming Duke freshmen Quinn Cook and Marshall Plumlee.

For more details from last night’s games, Harold Gutmann of The Charlotte Observer writes a great recap piece HERE.

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  • Sean Sweeney

    That windmill…

  • Kevin W.

    Even though I rep Raleigh Hard…gotta give props to Levelle Moton at North Carolina Central University in Durham… they are actually hosting this event!

  • srb

    What’s with all the gang signs?

  • Nola

    dude talks so much shit but can’t guard his own shadow… and then john wall acting all tough back but ends up forcing some weak ass passes. really?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Quiznakes K Dizzle

    Hodge brought some good effort on d after the smack started flyin. Wall got a layup eventually, but when he was tryin to embarrass dude, he couldn’t get a hoop…

  • Mike Auf

    Why can’t J-Hodge crack an NBA roster right now? I know he tried out in Israel but some teams could definitely use him.

  • http://www.dimemag.com/author/kevin Kevin Zimmerman

    Is it just me or did John Wall put on some muscle (also beard)?

  • Scott

    Can anyone confirm or deny if Julius Hodge was wearing roller blades during the game?

  • northern lights

    I saw Julius Hodge playing in an NBL game in Australia – it took me a second to realise it was the same j.hodge from NC State… dude was forcing the issue, putting up brick after brick… he went something like 5 for 20 from the floor and must have turned the ball over 10 times… The crazy thing was his teammates kept deferring to him… There’s no way this cat cracks an NBA lineup