Jeff Hodge
Personal information
Born (1966-11-18) November 18, 1966 (age 55)
Birmingham, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolWoodlawn (Birmingham, Alabama)
CollegeSouth Alabama (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
PositionGuard
Career history
1989–1990Wichita Falls Texans
1991–1992Oklahoma City Cavalry
Career highlights and awards

Jeffery Allen Hodge (born November 18, 1966)[1] is an American retired professional basketball player. He was a second round pick in the 1989 NBA draft out of the University of South Alabama.[2]

High school

Hodge played basketball at Woodlawn High School. He won multiple awards:

College career

Hodge was well known for his 3-pointer against the state rivals, University of Alabama. He sank the needed 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation; it was needed to win the game and advance. This happened in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Southeast Regional Tournament.[4] In the next game South Alabama would play the eventual NCAA Division I champion University of Michigan, but would lose 91-82.[5]

During their playing days at South Alabama, fellow guard Junie Lewis and Hodge were usually referred to as "peanut butter and jelly", respectively.[6][7] Hodge's jersey (5) was retired alongside Lewis's in a ceremony on January 20, 2018.[8]

Professional career

Following the close of his college career, Hodge was drafted in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft (53rd pick overall) by the Dallas Mavericks. He never played in the NBA, but did play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Wichita Falls Texans and Oklahoma City Cavalry. He averaged 17 points per game for his 64-game CBA career.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b 1992-93 CBA Guide and Register, page 299
  2. ^ NBA Draft history: 1989 Draft|NBA.com
  3. ^ Alabama High School Basketball History
  4. ^ N.C.A.A. TOURNAMENT: SOUTHEAST; South Alabama 3-Pointer Stuns the Crimson Tide
  5. ^ 1989 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket and Results
  6. ^ Jazz Beat Sixers To Punch, Pick Abington's Lewis
  7. ^ Rice, Mills Pace Michigan
  8. ^ "USA's 'Peanut Butter & Jelly' have jerseys retired". al. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2022-01-24.