Forced to take redshirt year after injuring ankle, following off-season foot surgery ... Saw first action of the season vs. Tennessee with five points in 13 minutes off the bench ... Next action was in seventh game, vs. Troy ... Slowed by off-season injuries, played total of 10 minutes in Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament ... Earned 1st start of season vs. UT-Martin and played season-high 14 minutes with six rebounds ... Played 13 minutes vs. Troy with six rebounds and four points ... Career 60.5 field goal percentage is second all-time at Middle Tennessee ... Fourth all-time with 61 blocked shots ... Has improved numbers in every statistical category each season.
Career 60.5 field goal percentage is second all-time at Middle Tennessee ... First in Sun Belt with personal-best 64.7 percent (108-167) field goal percentage in 2007-08, which is fourth on the Middle Tennessee single-season list ... Shot 74 percent (45 of 61) from the field over last 12 games ... Was 7 of 8 for career-high 19 points and led team with eight rebounds in first-round SBC Championship win vs. ULM (03/05/08) ... Returned from foot injury to play vs. Louisiana-Lafayette after missing New Orleans, UL-Monroe, and North Texas games ... Recorded career-high four blocked shots vs. UALR (02/07/08) ... Recorded two blocks vs. South Alabama (02/14/08) to move past Tommy Gunn for fifth on the career blocks list (55) and passed Kyle Young for fourth on the list (60) with one vs. Troy (03/09/08) ... Lead team in scoring for fifth time of career with 14 vs. UALR ... Established then career high for points with 16 vs. Belmont (12/12) and led team in rebounding for 13th time tying then career high with nine caroms ... Equaled then career high with 16 points and led team with eight rebounds vs. Florida Interntional (12/18/07) ... Established career high with 13 rebounds, including seven offensive, at WKU (1/2/08) ... Career-best 5.4 rebounding average is 10th in the Sun Belt and 1.8 more per game than he averaged in 2006-07 ... Connected on career-high eight field goals vs. Belmont (12/12) ... Scored in 28 of 29 games played and had eight or more points in 21 of them ... Averaged career-best 25.5 minutes per game and played career-high 35 minutes vs. UALR (12/12) ... Experienced career-best numbers in every statistical category.
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 ... 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 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 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: University Studies.