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Chris Hodges - F (2021)

Rankings Rankings

24/7: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 89 (#33 PF) Red_arrowdown_medium
Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#25 PF/#138 overall)
ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 79 (#51 PF) Red_arrowdown_medium
Prep Hoops: #4 player in 2021 in Illinois Green_arrowup_medium

Last updated: June 25, 2020
Previous Rankings: 4-star (0.9438) by 24/7 Composite (#27 PF/#143 overall/#6 IL > #139 overall) > (0.9406, #25 PF/#130 overall/#6 IL); 3-star/89 (#28 PF/#139 overall > #27/#141 > #28/#136) > NR by 24/7; 3-star (#28 PF/#136 overall) > 3-star (C) by Rivals; 4-star/81 (#11 PF) by ESPN; #5 player in 2021 by Prep Hoops Illinois

Rankings at time of commitment: 4-star (0.9438) by 24/7 Composite (#27 PF/#143 overall/#6 IL); 3-star by 24/7 & Rivals; 4-star by ESPN; #5 in IL

Honors Honors

2020 Second Team All-State - Class 4A (IBCA)
2020 Mid-Suburban League West Player of the Year
2019 All-Area (Daily Herald)

Statistics Statistics

2020-21: Opted out | Senior (Schaumburg)
2019-20: 14.5 ppg, 7 rpg | Junior (Schaumburg)
2018-19: 16 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2 bpg | Sophomore (Schaumburg)
2017-18: Freshman (Schaumburg)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 10, 2020
Badgers add trio of four-star recruits on 2021 Signing Day (UWBadgers.com)

Verbally committed on June 15, 2019
Wisconsin men’s basketball team secures 2021 commitment from Illinois prep forward Chris Hodges (Madison.com)
Schaumburg junior Chris Hodges commits to Wisconsin (Chicago Sun-Times)
Hodges commits to Wisconsin (Badger247)
2021 big man Chris Hodges verbally commits to Wisconsin (B5Q)

Hodges plays AAU ball on the Under Armour circuit for a traditionally Wisconsin-friendly program in the Illinois Wolves, playing up a level after his sophomore season. He went for a career-high 38 points on 15-of-16 shooting during a high school game in December 2018, and helped Schaumburg to a regional championship as a sophomore alongside older brother Michael. Chris Hodges’ surprise Wisconsin offer came during UW’s advanced camp in June, adding to offers from DePaul, Miami (OH) and Loyola (Chicago). Purdue and home-state Illinois showed early Big Ten interest, followed by Iowa, Michigan State and an offer from Rutgers. Hodges visited Madison again on Aug. 5 and soon after, shut down his recruitment early in favor of the Badgers. He later took his official visit for a big football win over Michigan along with several other Badger commits.

At this point Hodges lives in the paint offensively, although he runs the floor well. He can muscle to the basket with his frame and finish through contact thanks to his impressive physicality — which is even more astounding considering his dad and mom stand 5-foot-10 and 5-foot-5 respectively. The rising junior has reportedly put on 15 pounds of muscle over the summer. Hodges is currently ranked as the No. 7 prospect in Illinois’ Class of 2021 by Joe Henricksen of the City/Suburban Hoops Report.

Offered on June 8, 2019

2021
2/1: Schaumburg’s Hodges opts out of season, family cites health concerns (Daily Herald)

2020
2/27: Schaumburg Beats Buffalo Grove For Mid Suburban Crown (Journal & Topics)

2019
9/24: Hodges “locked in” with Wisconsin after official (Badger247.com)
6/8: Wisconsin Offers 2021 Prospect Chris Hodges At Advanced Camp (BadgersWire.com)
4/16: Big weekend for Illinois Wolves in Under Armour Association play (Sun-Times)
2/7: More wins means more pancakes for Schaumburg’s Hodges brothers (Daily Herald)

2018
11/9: 2021 F/C Chris Hodges on the Cusp of Big Things (NY2LA Sports)
1/11: Intro: Chris Hodges (2021) (Prep Hoops)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Game: Schaumburg 35, Palatine 21 (2.21.20)
Highlights: Schaumburg vs Rolling Meadows Boys Basketball (12.11.19)
Highlights: Summer Highlights: Chris Hodges (7.16.19)
Interview: Chris Hodges (6.29.19)
Highlights: 16-year-old Chris Hodges is picking up where he left off (4.27.19)
Highlights: Illinois Wolves 2021 6’8” Chris Hodges is a load in the post (4.13.19)
Highlights: Chris Hodges Mixtape at 2017 CrossRoads Elite Invitational (8.8.17)

More Info Additional Info

2019-20 Schedule | Chicago Sun-Times | Daily Herald

Twitter: @chrishodges35