Big man who runs the floor well. Emerged as a consistent threat in the paint late last season. Braced for a breakout season in 2007-08.
Earned starts in 17 games and played in all 32 during sophomore season ... Put together most complete game of career in upset win against top-seed and defending champion South Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SBC Championships with a career-high 13 points, and also established personal bests for field goals made (6), and blocks (3) ... Connected on 59.6 percent (81-of-136), which is 10th on the single-season list, and career 57.3 percentage is tied for fourth best all-time ... Scored double figures in three consecutive games (South Dakota State, Denver, and South Alabama) for the first time in career ... Recorded first career double double with 10 points and career-high 10 rebounds against Denver (02/01/07) ... Scored nine straight points during one stretch of the second half against South Dakota State ... Netted seventh career double figure scoring game with 10 points against South Alabama ... Pulled eight rebounds in 13 minutes against New Orleans ... Was 7-of-10 from the field during back-to-back road wins at Florida Atlantic and New Orleans ... Established career highs for rebounds (8) and blocked shots (2) in the season opener at Tennessee.
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.