SCOUTING REPORT: Made huge strides in the later part of last season. Skilled young player who showed signs of being a force for the Blue Raiders during stretches of his freshman season. Big man who runs the floor well. Emerged as a consistent threat in the paint late last season and his improved play was consistent with the team winning seven of his 10 starts. His best basketball is ahead of him.
Reached double figures for first time in Blue Raider career with 12 against Arkansas State (02/16/06), also establishing career highs for field goals made (5) and field goals attempted (8) ... Averaged 10 points in two-game road swing to Arkansas State and Arkansas-Little Rock ... Team was 7-3 in his starts ... Earned first career start against New Orleans and tied his career high with two blocks ... Followed the New Orleans performance with second career start against Louisiana-Lafayette and responded by tying career high for rebounds (5) ... Played a career-high 17 minutes against Memphis and responded with career highs for field goal attempts (6), rebounds (5), and blocked shots (2) ... Appeared in all 27 games in which he has dressed during his freshman campaign and logged double figures for minutes played in 17 contests ... Combined to shoot 5-of-9 from the field and score 14 points to go with seven rebounds in two-game stretch against Chattanooga (11/29/05) and at Portland State (12/03/05).
LA VERGNE HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 19.2 points, 10 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game as a senior to help lead La Vergne to the District 9-AAA Tournament championship and into the Region 5-AAA semifinals ... Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State team ... Named All-Region Tournament ... Earned All-District 9-AAA regular-season honors, as well as District 9-AAA Tournament honors ... Daily News Journal Basketball Player of the Year in 2005 ... Posted three triple-doubles for Head Coach Barry Wortman during the 2004-05 season ... Named to the Tennessee Athletic Association East-West All-Star game ... La Vergne posted a 47-15 overall record during his two seasons on the team .... The Wolverines also reached the Region 5-AAA Tournament semifinals both years, as well as winning the regular-season District 9-AAA championship in 2004 and winning the District 9-AAA Tournament both years.
Born: Jan. 13, 1987 ... Parents: Benjamin and Robin Hudson ... Major: Undecided ... Notable: Phillip Champion, aka "Hot Sauce" on And1 Street Ball is first cousin.