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Lester Hudson E-mail
  • Name: Lester Hudson
  • Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard
  • Height: 6-3 (1.90m)
  • Weight: 190 (86kg)
  • College Team: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Birthdate: 8/7/1984
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but withdrew... Selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (57th pick overall) of 2009 NBA Draft.

TDR Interview: Taking 15 with Lester Hudson

Article: Lester Hudson... Boom or Bust?

Strengths: Has legit NBA three point range on his jumper that he can make with regularity … Even more impressive is Hudson’s ability to create off the dribble where he can literally take one or two dribbles from anywhere on the perimeter and pull-up with pressure and score successfully … Much of this due to his quality shooting mechanics which are comprised of a quick release and the uncanny ability to slightly fade back while he releases the ball at the peak of his jump shot … This generally means that if you give him any space he needs little time to get the shot off … Athletically, he has good quickness and decent leaping ability … This really helps him when rebounding the ball where his numbers are better than most centers in his conference … Despite his scoring ability and confidence Hudson remains an unselfish player who isn’t a gunner … Does a great job of letting the game come to him … Defensively, he moves very well laterally and possesses quick hands to disrupt passing lanes … Moves exceptionally well without the ball in his hands, a rarity for most shooters … Makes excellent use of shooting off screens from behind the three point line … Gets decent separation from his defender through the use of his explosive first step and change of speed dribbles … Makes good decisions with the ball once he gets into the lane and consistently looks for open teammates on drive and dish situations … Creative scorer who has the confidence to do a great deal of complicated moves on the perimeter, whether it’s taking step back three point shots or using power dribbles proceeded by a soft pull-up jumper … Solid free throw shooter …

Weaknesses: Tweener to a degree in that he is a shooting guard in a point guard’s body … Being outside the realm of a power conference will naturally lead some to point out his level of competition, but to Hudson’s credit he has played well against Memphis, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State … Lacks the experience and various point guard qualities that most scouts like to see in a combo guard - factors such as controlling tempo and learning how to involve teammates offensively are key components of running an offense properly … Defensively, Hudson tends to gamble too much searching for steal opportunities, whether its overplaying passing lanes or using his hands to take swipes at the ball … This over aggressiveness often leads to his assignment getting open, as Hudson is out of position … Needs to stay consistently focused on defense mentally and, more importantly, apply heavy pressure using his footwork, not his hands … Can get so consumed in scoring that he doesn’t first secure the ball after receiving it, which leaves him vulnerable to quick strips … Because of his body type Hudson lacks the height to convert his shots in traffic and, more importantly, looks out of his comfort zone … Age wise, there are some issues about how much more he can improve - although a junior, Hudson will be 24 by the time the NBA pre-season begins …

Matthew Maurer - 2/26/08

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 SW Tennessee C.C.

28

51.5

37.1

67.2

2.0

0.3

6.6

2.7

13.9

2005-06 SW Tennessee C.C.

31

46.1

32.1

67.5

2.4

0.2

5.7

3.0

17.5

2006-07 Tennessee-Martin

Did Not Play Academically Ineligible

2007-08 Tennessee-Martin

33

46.4

38.8

83.4

2.8

0.7

7.8

4.5

25.7

2008-09 Tennessee-Martin

32

44.9

35.5

88.1

2.3

0.6

7.9

4.2

27.5

DIV I Totals

65

45.7

37.2

85.7

2.6

0.7

7.8

4.4

26.6

 

 

Comments  

 
0 #13 the ophthalmologist 2009-03-20 23:40
hudson's point totals against big name teams
07-08 08-09
memphis-35 utk-20
miss st-27 sourthern cal-20
unlv-26 auburn-33
vandy-36

Sorry to anyone who may have caught a lowly 20 point game. In his two year career huddy had 9 games where he scored less than 20 and 23 games over 30 points several of which were 40 point games
 
 
0 #12 Guest 2009-01-16 12:45
Lester Hudson can play with any point guard in the country. Big t, you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. I might be wrong but the same Lester Hudson that is a "c class player" had his college basketball debut againt Memphis and put up 35 and 10 rebounds. Memphis was a 1 seed in last years tournament and also had 4 out of 5 starters go to the NBA (one which was Derrick Rose, who guarded Hudson.) Next time you should probably research so you don't look so ignorant.
 
 
0 #11 big t 2009-01-07 22:21
the best player on tenn martin is marquise weddle.thats who keep that team together.lester shoot 100 times a game and most of his points come from weak teams.or at the end of game he is a c class player.what i do like about him he is the best hustler on the team
 
 
0 #10 Playaplaya 2008-12-28 00:58
I agree with you ChrisPC. I got a little carried away when the guys on here basically said he "sucked". But I think that the "Bubba Wells" comparisison was an under statement. Wells was a talented guy on a very talented Austin Peay team. Hudson is "almost" alone on the court besides his two-guard Marquise weddle. Also, the age issue isnt a problem due to his lack of past injuries. In my opinion, him being older can be a good thing. (considering some guys make the transition too early and are not ready) Hudson is ready and he will have a long career (unless injury creeps in) as a solid NBA role player.
 
 
0 #9 ChrisPC 2008-12-18 20:38
At Best he may be a Bonzi Wells or Derek Anderson. At worst he will be a Bubba Wells just someone that put up great stats in college. Is very old for the transition but hopefully he will make it. We will be pulling for you Lester good luck.
 
 
0 #8 Playaplaya 2008-12-17 18:05
Hudson is the truth! Try being the only guy on your team that can ball. Hudson scored twenty points against Tennessee and he was practically triple teamed the entire game. If he had the teammates that other guards are fortunate to have,you would not doubt him. Even stephen stephen curry has guys that can relieve a little pressure off of him. Lester Hudson has noone. hudson is arguably the best guard in college basketball.
 
 
0 #7 JJ 2008-12-04 15:28
Wow. I want to know what you guys are smoking. If it is the Maui wowie, let me have some of that. I did not see it in the game against Tennessee.
 
 
0 #6 Guest 2008-05-29 14:43
i think hes gone to be more of a Billiups type point
 
 
0 #5 dave 2008-05-28 10:58
Who would want to aspire to be Jason Kidd? Worst career shooting percentage in the league, yet spoken about like he's Bob Cousy. First quadruple double in NCAA history, Kidd should aspire to be like Hudson.
 
 
0 #4 tyrus 2008-05-25 19:22
hes the next kevin garnet
 

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