NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2009 – Boston Celtics rookie guard Lester Hudson was assigned to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today. Hudson, the eighth NBA player assigned during the 2009-10 NBA D-League season, joins Celtics teammate Bill Walker in Maine.
Selected in the second round (48th overall) by the Celtics in the 2009 NBA Draft, Hudson has appeared in 13 regular season games for Boston this year. In the 2009 NBA preseason, Hudson played in eight games, averaging 5.1 points in 13.0 minutes. He scored 12 points in a preseason win over the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 14.
A product of Tennessee-Martin, Hudson appeared in 65 games, 64 as a starter, and averaged 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists. During his junior and senior seasons, Hudson was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, while earning First Team All-Conference honors for those two seasons. Prior to matriculating at Tennesse-Martin, Hudson played his freshman and sophomore seasons at West Central Tennessee Community College.
Celtics fans can stay in step with Hudson, who is expected to join Maine this afternoon, and Walker by logging onto nba.com/dleague to watch all of the Red Claws’ games live, online, for free.