Hodge’s shooting is contagious
D’Me Hodge has the fastest trigger on Mizzou’s list. The senior graduate guard said the deciding factor for him between a good shot and a bad shot was whether or not he could shoot it. He leads the Tigers in 3-point attempts from a mile, stopping for 167 and averaging 7.0 per game. No one else on the list even took 100.
The British Virgin Islander had another good night from beyond the arc in Missouri’s 83-74 home win over South Carolina on Tuesday, connecting on a treble 4-7. Notably, the team as a whole shot 12-25 over 3s.
When Hodge played at State College of Florida from 2018-20, he didn’t have as many perimeter threats as he did with the Tigers. His head coach at the time, Tom Parksnoticed that when Hodge had a good night defensively, the rest of the team seemed to bring the same energy.
“Defensively, when he goes, everyone goes,” Parks said via text message. “Maybe there is something to do on the attacking side.”
This has been the case ever since Mizzou started playing in the SEC. Here’s a quick look at the Tigers’ splits since the conference opener against Kentucky on Dec. 28 when Hodge shot above and below 30 percent from long range:
D’Moi Hodge has been shooting 3 points since December 28, 2022
It makes sense that Hodge would be a human barometer when it comes to how the team shoots given how many treys he’s attempting. But the fact that he’s having a great shooting night paves the way for his teammates, who are often able to take down the open 3s as well. Hodge agreed there seems to be a ripple effect.
“I feel like that’s the way this team is built,” Hodge said. “As if Noah Carter hit two 3s, that makes it easier for me because now they’ll be locked in on him without firing more shots. I might get an open shot where I can take my time getting the shot. It’s contagious for the team we have. If someone hits four 3s, it will be easier for everyone to get open shots because the other team is scrambling to try and stop that person from getting more shots. So it’s contagious. »
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