Although he is still looking for his first official offer, Schaumburg, Ill. incoming freshman big man Chris Hodges has seen his college recruiting heat up after a strong summer playing up an age level for the Illinois Wolves 15U squad.

At 6’8, Hodges is a physical big man that can still space the floor with his guard skills and court awareness. He plays with a big motor and runs the floor well and is a strong defender. He helped his Wolves team advance to the Under Armour Association finals in Atlanta and says the experience has helped him prepare for the rigors of varsity basketball.

“I learned that running the floor will get you easy buckets and defense responsibilities on the high school level is a big key,” he said. “Our high school team is looking to make some noise this year. I believe we will go farther than we did last year in the state tournament and will bring up the regular season record from last year.”

Hodges says he is looking forward to competing at the high school level this season alongside his older brother, Michael Hodges, a Class of 2019 guard.

“I just want to compete against the best teams and players with in the conference and the state,” he says. “This will give me and my teammates the opportunity to show what we’re capable of together 

“My older brother inspires me because he works hard for everything he is given, he never settles and he grinds to be the best while pushing others.”

Hodges has heard from a few college programs and has been recognized for his play in several camps over the summer. He says he hopes additional college interest will come in time.

 I realize it is early in the process and my main focus is to continue to get better in all parts of my game,” Hodges said. “Over the past year, I have been able to compete against high level and nationally known players at camps like NY2LA Sports (Named Class of 2021 Top Big Man) and have been recognized for my play at the camps, which I am really appreciative of.  

“I know with these type of high exposure camps and being with the Illinois Wolves program interest will continue to come with time.”