Will Hudson

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Will Hudson
Oakland vs Michigan 08.jpg
Hudson (left) in 2010 during his tenure at Oakland
Personal information
Born (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 29)
Madison, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High schoolMiddleton (Middleton, Wisconsin)
CollegeOakland (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–2014
PositionCenter / Power forward
Career history
2011–2012Gold Coast Blaze
2012–2013New Zealand Breakers
2013–2014ASVEL Basket
2014Spirou Charleroi
Career highlights and awards

William Robert "Will" Hudson (born March 30, 1989) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Oakland University where he broke the school record with 137 games played and 345 offensive rebounds.

High school career[edit]

Hudson attended Middleton High School in Middleton, Wisconsin where he was a three-time all-conference selection and a three-time letterwinner in basketball for head coach Kevin Bavery. As a junior in 2005–06, he averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game.[1]

In November 2006, Hudson signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Oakland University.[2]

As a senior in 2006–07, Hudson averaged 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks per game, leading Madison to a 19-5 record and the school's highest ever ranking at No. 5 while winning the league's scoring title and earning first-team all-state by state coaches and second-team by the Associated Press.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Oakland, Hudson played 31 games (two starts) while averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game. On November 11, 2007, he scored a season-high 12 points and three blocks versus Adrian College.[1][3]

In his sophomore season, Hudson led the team with .682 field goal percentage while recording 25 blocks on the season. In 36 games (24 starts), he averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his junior season, Hudson led the team for the second straight season with a .638 field goal percentage and finished fifth in The Summit League with 2.9 offensive rebounds per game. In 35 games (24 starts), he averaged 6.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his senior season, Hudson earned second-team All-Summit League honors. He set a single-season school record with 133 offensive rebounds while also ranking second in The Summit League in field goal percentage (.645) and led the league with 3.8 offensive rebounds per game. On January 29, 2011, he tied his career high 22 points against Oral Roberts. In 35 games (all starts), he averaged 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game. He became the 29th player to reach 1,000 points for his career, finishing 28th with 1,023.[1][3]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Oakland 31 2 12.2 .532 .000 .575 3.0 .2 .3 .4 3.5
2008–09 Oakland 36 24 22.1 .682 .000 .671 4.6 .8 .7 .7 7.4
2009–10 Oakland 35 24 21.6 .638 .000 .616 4.9 .5 .8 .5 6.0
2010–11 Oakland 35 35 31.3 .645 .000 .714 7.2 .8 .7 .9 12.6

Professional career[edit]

Hudson went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In August 2011, he signed with the Gold Coast Blaze for the 2011–12 NBL season.[4]

In July 2012, Hudson signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2012–13 NBL season.[5]

On December 30, 2013, Hudson signed with ASVEL Basket of France as a short-term injury replacement.[6][7] On April 2, 2014, he was released by ASVEL after playing in 10 games.[8]

On August 18, 2014, Hudson signed with Spirou Charleroi of Belgium for the 2014–15 season.[9] However, after just four games, he left Spirou on October 16, 2014 due to personal reasons.[10]

Personal[edit]

Hudson is the son David and Lynn Hudson, and has a brother named Andrew.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "4 Will Hudson". GoldenGrizzlies.com. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "BASKETBALL SECTIONAL MOVES TO LA CROSSE". Madison.com. November 9, 2006. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Will Hudson Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Nagy, Boti (August 15, 2011). "Hudson signing to light up Blaze". AdelaideNow.com.au. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hudson signs with the Breakers". AndTheFoul.net. July 14, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "ASVEL announced Will Hudson". Sportando.com. December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  7. ^ "ASVEL to sign Will Hudson?". Sportando.com. December 29, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  8. ^ "Will Hudson waived by ASVEL". Sportando.com. April 2, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Charleroi announce Will Hudson, Novar Gadson and Eric Wise". Sportando.com. August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Will Hudson leaves Spirou Charleroi". Sportando.com. October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.

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