USC Salk holds Rashee Hodges Memorial Tourney
by The Press and Standard | July 4, 2018 5:00 am
Last Updated: July 3, 2018 at 11:21 am
USC Salkehatchie held the annual Rashee Hodges Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament Saturday June 30 at the Walterboro campus gym. Eight teams competed in the tournament to benefit the USC men’s basketball scholarship named in memory of Salk alum Hodges.
Team Eat defeated Green Pond in the championship game for 2018 bragging rights. The six other teams competing in the tournament included the Raiders, EZ Buckets, Walking Bucket Family, Tri-County Ballaz, Coastal Elite and the Game Changers.
“We had a great time remembering Rashee Hodges while hosting a high-level basketball tournament at our gym,” said the Indians’ Head Coach Jake Williams. “All proceeds will benefit the Rashee Hodges Scholarship which is awarded to a selected men’s basketball player each year. We thank all the participants and everyone else who came out to watch and support the effort.”
Hodges was a former Colleton County High School and USC Salkehatchie Indian basketball standout who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Richland County. At the time of this death, Hodges was attending Benedict College in Columbia, where he signed a basketball scholarship to continue his education and basketball career following his time at Salk.