Saigon Heat Releases Julius Hodge

Monday, 20th February 2012 – Former Saigon Heat sharpshooter Julius Hodge has been released from the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League’s Vietnamese team after a scorching run in the league which saw him top the points leaderboard.

In an official statement on behalf of the Saigon Heat, General Manager Mr. Connor Nguyen has confirmed that Julius Hodge has been released from the squad for the remainder of the season due to difficulties fitting in because of the differences in the environment and the challenges that come with playing professional basketball in this region.

Hodge has played in a lot of different leagues around the world, including the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, where he was selected as the 20th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft. Since then he has also gained experience in other parts of the world, including the Lega Basket Serie A in Italy and the Australian National Basketball League.

Saigon Heat will continue on in the league with new import Devon Sullivan, who made his debut in Saigon’s home game at Tan Binh Stadium yesterday against the Bangkok Cobras.