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Lester Hudson

  • Full Name: Lester Hudson
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 190
  • Birthdate: August 7, 1984
  • College: Tennessee-Martin
SW Tennessee CC
2004-05 28 154 299 0.515 43 64 0.672 39 105 0.371 190 76 57 10 390 13.9
2005-06 31 206 447 0.461 79 117 0.675 53 165 0.321 178 92 74 5 544 17.5
Tennessee Martin
2007-08 33 32 291 627 0.464 141 169 0.834 124 320 0.388 259 148 94 22 847 25.7
2008-09 32 32 313 697 0.449 148 168 0.881 106 299 0.355 254 135 75 18 880 27.5
Totals 65 64 604 1324 0.456 289 337 0.858 230 619 0.372 513 283 169 40 1727 26.6

Career Highlights:

Named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior. Also earned First Team All-Conference honors in both of his seasons at Tennessee-Martin, as well as twice being named Honorable Mention All-American by The Associated Press. Set an OVC single-season scoring record with 880 points in 2008-09. Finished with 1,727 points in two seasons, only two points shy of the four-year school record. Played first two seasons at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn. Sat out the 2006-07 season at Tennessee-Martin while establishing academic eligibility.

Senior (2008-09):

Led the OVC and ranked second in the nation in scoring (27.5 ppg) behind Davidson’s Stephen Curry. Led the OVC in three categories (scoring, free throw percentage, steals), and ranked in the Top-5 in eight of the 13 statistical categories. Was the only NCAA Division-I player to score at least 20 points in every game through his first 26 games of the season. Was one of only 13 players in NCAA Division-I to average 5+ points, 4+ rebounds, 4+ assists and 2+ steals per game. Started in all 32 games, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, steals, blocks, minutes, field goals made, field goals attempted, three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted, three-point field goal percentage, free throws made, free throws attempted, and free throw percentage. Led the team in rebounding 21 times. Ranked 18th in the NCAA in three-point field goals made per game (3.2). Ranked 13th in the nation in free throw percentage (87.9). Was the 22nd ranked Division-I player in steals with 2.4 per game. Eclipsed the 30-point plateau 11 times, and scored 40+ points twice. Scored 41 points at Central Arkansas on 14-of-29 shooting on Dec. 31, then went off for a career-high 42 points on 15-of-24 shooting (8-of-13 from three-point range) against Tennessee Tech in the OVC Tournament quarterfinals.

Junior (2007-08):

Led the OVC and ranked fifth in the nation in scoring (25.7 ppg). Also led the league in steals (2.9 spg, ranked fourth nationally) and three-point field goals made per game (3.8, 10th), finished fifth in rebounding (7.8 rpg), sixth in assists (4.5 apg), second in free throw percentage (.834), and 13th in three-point field goal percentage (.388). Scored 30 or more points 12 times. Exploded for career-high 38 points and added nine rebounds and six assists vs. Tennessee State. Tallied 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs. SE Missouri State. Registered 35 points and 10 rebounds at Memphis in the season opener. Recorded 36 points, nine rebounds and six assists at Vanderbilt. Posted a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds at Mississippi State. Scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at UNLV. Sank eight three-pointers on his way to 36 points at Morehead State. Notched 31 points and eight rebounds at Austin Peay in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament.

Sophomore (2006-07):

At SW Tennessee, averaged 17.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.4 steals. Helped lead team to a 24-5 record, a Region VII title, and an appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. Earned First Team All-TJCCAA honors and was runner-up for conference Player of the Year. Named Most Valuable Player of the Region VII Tournament after scoring 22 points vs. Columbia State in the championship game. Ranks ninth all-time in school history in steals (131) and three-point field goals made (92).

Freshman (2005-06):

Averaged 13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals. Ranked second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists and led the team in steals and field goal percentage. Posted season-high 27 points vs. Volunteer State in the Region VII title game. Helped team to a 22-6 overall record. Earned All-TJCCAA Western Division honors and was named to the All-Region VII Tournament Team.

Strengths: Explosive, all-around scorer who can put points on the board in a hurry, especially from three-point range. Uses long arms and strength to play bigger than his listed height. Can switch over to the point guard slot and run an offense.

Personal: Majoring in university studies.

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