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Denzell Hosch

Fayetteville State University
Management Information Systems


Denzell Hosch was the one of 21 student-athletes at Fayetteville State to receive the D2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award. He was the only member selected from the men’s basketball team. In the spring, Hosch graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. He is currently pursuing his MBA with project management as his concentration.


Hosch served 3.5 years in the United States Army. He made the rank of sergeant in less than three years, which exemplifies his hard-working ability. He played All-Army basketball in 2015 and is a positive role model for soldiers that still have dreams of playing collegiate basketball. He is a proven leader both on and off the court.


During the summer, Hosch teamed up with the city of Shelby, and Holly Oak Park, to host youth basketball sessions. In October, Hosch helped the city of Fayetteville improve Seabrook Park by teaming up with The CarMax Foundation. In six hours, Hosch helped build a new $100,000 playground for kids in the local community.


Hosch played his freshman season at the University of North Georgia. He averaged 13 points per game for the Nighthawks and captured the West Division title in the Peach Belt Conference for the first time in school history. During his sophomore season, Hosch gained the CIAA’s attention after he made a buzzer-beater at Winston-Salem State University to cap off a 27-point night. His junior year, Hosch broke the school record for most three-pointers in a game when he went 10-16 in the Broncos’ overtime win versus Johnson C. Smith. Hosch finished the game with 45 points and also went 9-9 from the free throw line. Hosch scored his career 1000th point during the CIAA Tournament against Bowie State on February 27, 2019. This season, as a senior and team captain, Hosch helped Fayetteville State start the season 7-0 for the first time in 20+ years.

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