Letterman ... improving backcourt player ... gave Black Knights needed depth at guard during his rookie campaign ... student of the game ... adapted quickly to Black Knight program ... tough, hard-nosed player ... battles through adversity ... continues to refine his skills ... could see playing time increase as season unfolds ... provides added leadership dimension despite status as one of program's younger players.
As a freshman: saw action in seven contests ... averaged 0.3 ppg. and 0.1 rpg. ... shot .333 from the field ... dressed for 10 successive games from December matchup with Fairleigh Dickinson through January skirmish at Lafayette ... appeared in final four outings during that stretch, culminating with Leopard contest ... made collegiate debut in home game against American ... did not dress for weekend road trip to American and Navy ... returned to uniform for remainder of season ... saw action versus Bucknell at home, as well as back-to-back matchups against Holy Cross in the regular season finale and Patriot League quarterfinal ... scored lone bucket of the year and grabbed only rebound of season opposite Crusaders in final regular season tilt ... credited with first collegiate steal at Lehigh ... added theft in postseason appearance at Holy Cross.
High School: lettered five times in basketball at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y. ... garnered four additional letters in tennis and one each in football and soccer ... played basketball for his father, Bob Hodgson ... a four-time all-conference pick ... named all-county on two occasions ... averaged 23.0 ppg., 10.1 rpg. and 4.5 apg. as a senior ... closed career as school's second-leading scorer, behind older brother Bob ... two-time participant in the Long Island Coaches vs. Cancer All-Star Game ... named to all-conference team in tennis.
Personal: given name is Ryan Dominic Hodgson ... born Jan. 15, 1985 ... parents' names are Bob and Lynn Hodgson ... father, Bob, played collegiate basketball at Penn State ... older brother, Bob Jr., starred at Rutgers before playing professionally overseas (France, Portugal, Poland and Iceland) ... older brother, Rex, played basketball at New York University ... sister, Rose, is a sophomore volleyball player at Merrimack College ... major is undeclared.