Jayden Hodgson receiving interest from Kansas St, Harvard, among others | U17 Men’s Squad College Updates #5

Jayden Hodgson, the 6'1 point guard out of NSW's Central Coast, has received interest from Kansas State, Harvard and Boise State.

Jayden Hodgson | Courtesy FIBA, via Basketball Australia

The young guard has also been contacted by representatives from Saint Mary's and Portland State, with many more likely to come following the Australian U17 Men's squad's World Championship campaign next month.

Kansas State, Boise State and Saint Mary's have been extremely aggressive in the recruitment of Australian talent, with the Class of 2016 seeming to be a major focal point - a large number of men and women from this class have received interest.

Hodgson was a key member of the NSW Country squad that won a silver medal at the 2014 U18 Australian Junior Championships - averaging 14.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 1.7 apg on 43% FG. He's primarily a scoring guard with range out to the 3-point line.

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Over the next few days we’ll continue to bring you the latest recruitment updates for the Australian U17 Men’s team as they prepare for their FIBA U17 World Championship campaign.

The FIBA U17 World Championships begins on the 8th of August in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with the Australian U17 team tipping off against Japan at 7:30pm (AEST).