Strong Family, Jules

When Julius Hodge graduated from NC State this past Saturday, he was just fulfilling a contractual obligation.
Back before he began at State, his mother made him sign a document stating that he would graduate. And then she had the contract notarized.
Now that’s a great woman. I wish more moms (and dads) of players would expect the same of their sons. Too often, it seems that parents, players and even coaches ignore the lifelong benefits of persevering and earning that college degree. They get blinded by the bouncing balls and bright lights of fame (and money).
So, good for Julius and EXTRA good for his mom, Mary Hodge.
Out of respect, I won’t speculate how things might have been different if Hodge had projected as a lottery pick a year or two ago…

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