Hodges named finalist for Lute Olson Award
Hodges named finalist for Lute Olson Award
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Award given to the top Division I player in the country

BOSTON, Ma. (March 25, 2020) —ETSU junior guard Bo Hodges (Nashville, Tenn.)was named a finalist for the Lute Olson National Player of the Year award, announced Wednesday by CollegeInsider.com.  

“It’s honor to be to nominated for this award and to be recognized with the top players in the country,” said Hodges. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of my coaches and teammates. It’s truly a blessing from above.”

Hodges, who landed NABC second team all-district honors on Monday, totaled 420 points, 190 rebounds, 80 assists, 45 steals and 26 blocks this season – the only player in the country to put up that stat line. The first team all-SoCon selection started in 33 games this season en route to the Bucs setting a program record with 30 wins. Hodges became the 42nd player in program history to reach the 1,000-point club as he accomplished the feat in the first half of ETSU’s win over Wofford in the SoCon title game.

Hodges led the Blue and Gold in scoring seven times, while scoring in double figures 23 times and netting 20-plus points three times, including a career-high 27-point performance in the home win over Chattanooga. Following the Chattanooga game, where he also totaled eight rebounds, five steals, two assists and two steals, Hodges earned his first SoCon Player of the Week award, as he became just the seventh Division I player since 2010-11 to register those stats in a game. Two games later, Hodges totaled his second career double-double after finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the 82-65 win over UNCG.

Below is the list of Lute Olson Award Finalists:

Udoka Azubuike *

7-0

Sr.

Kansas

Saddiq Bey

6-8

So.

Villanova

Jared Butler *

6-3

So.

Baylor

Vernon Carey Jr. *

6-10

Fr.

Duke

Devon Dotson *

6-2

So.

Kansas

Anthony Edwards *

6-5

Fr.

Georgia

Malachi Flynn *

6-1

Jr.

San Diego State

Jordan Ford *

6-1

Sr.

Seton Hall

Luka Garza

6-11

Jr.

Iowa

AJ Green

6-4

So.

Northern Iowa

Kevon Harris

6-6

Sr.

Stephen F. Austin

Bo Hodges 

6-5

Jr.

ETSU

Caleb Homesley

6-6

Sr.

Liberty

Markus Howard *

5-11

Sr.

Marquette

Carlik Jones

6-1

Jr.

Radford

Tre Jones *

6-3

So,

Duke

Nathan Knight *

6-10

Sr.

William & Mary

Anthony Lamb *

6-6

Sr.

Vermont

Sam Merrill *

6-5

Sr.

Utah State

Isaiah Miller

6-0

Jr.

UNCG 

Jordan Nwora *

6-7

Jr.

Louisville

Filip Petrusev

6-11

So.

Gonzaga

Myles Powell *

6-2

Sr.

Seton Hall

Payton Pritchard

6-2

Sr.

Oregon

Immanuel Quickley

6-3

So.

Kentucky

Jalen Smith

6-10

So.

Maryland

Lamar Stevens *

6-8

Sr.

Penn State

Killian Tillie *

6-10

Sr.

Gonzaga

Obi Toppin *

6-9

So.

Dayton

Cassius Winston *

6-1

Sr.

Michigan State

Marcus Zegarowski

6-2

So.

Creighton

* Named to Lute Olson Preseason Watch List

NOTE: There was a tie in the voting so there are 31 finalists.

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