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TATTOO YOU! Virgin Islands Point Guard Walter Hodge Has Something To Prove … Our Best Player on the Team Is From Puerto Rico

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SANTO DOMINGO — Point Guard Walter Hodge was born on September 21, 1986 in the Puerto Rican municipality of Guaynabo.

Hodge wore the Virgin Islands’ jersey and when he showed off his tattoos during a FIBA photo session.

The tattoos represent the places that he has been in the past, a kind of road map of the world on his skin — all the places that he has been in this big, wide world due to his career in basketball.

“It’s something I’ve always liked,” Hodge said. “It’s art. The first tattoo I had done was my daughter’s name, when I was 19, and then I had the faces of my two sons tattooed. As time went by, I tried to tattoo everything that has happened and has had an impact on me. Everything has sense and a purpose.”

They say that those who cannot remember the past — are doomed to repeat it. That is not a problem for Hodge.

“Since I was little, I dreamed of traveling the world with basketball,” Hodge said. “Thank God I’m able to do so. That’s why I’m planning on inking my right thigh. When I was a child, I used to make paper planes. Now I’ve tattooed one on one of my fingers. I’ll tattoo on my right thigh all of the places I’ve played in, such as something related to the city or country I’ve been in.”

About the teams the 6-foot-tall shooting point guard will play this month in places as different as Nassau (the Bahamas) and the Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), he said:

“It’s a young group. The most important thing is that we’re going to make them play hard. We’ll give it our best shot. We want to control the defense as well as the offense, because the only thing that we can’t control is their scoring. We’ll give it all and we have nothing to lose.”


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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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