Antonio

Hudson

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#42

Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 214lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Grambling, La.
High School: Grambling HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

(updated 5/5/05)

2005 All-SEC Tournament
2002 All-SEC Tournament

SENIOR SEASON (2004-05)

Had his best season of overall play for the Tigers, averaging 13.1 points per game, 3.2 rebounds and just under two assists a game while playing a team high 36.2 minutes a game ... Earned All-SEC Tournament honors for the second time in his career, scoring 21 points vs. Auburn (3-11) and 21 in an overtime semifinal against Kentucky (3-12) ... For the two games, Hudson was 14-of-25 from the field and 9-of-15 from the arc ... Helped the Tigers to their first road win of the season against Georgia (2-2) when he played 33 minutes, hitting 8-of-13 field goals, including four treys and six-of-seven free throws to finish with 26 points ... In the championship game of the Louisiana Classic against UL-Lafayette (11-21), Hudson was a perfect 6-of-6 from the three-point range as he hit 22 points to earn all-tournament honors ... Hudson had seven 20-point games this past season, 14 for his career ... Hudson had 21 games in double figures, more than any other season at LSU, giving him 63 for his career ... Hudson hit 64-of-162 three this season, 39.5 percent, sixth in the league ... His 174 career three-pointers ranks fifth all time at LSU and his 3,734 minutes played ranked sixth all-time ... Against Florida State (12-30) he became the 34th player in LSU history to score 1,000 career points ... He finished with 1,269 points, 24th on LSU's career scoring list.

JUNIOR SEASON (2003-04)

Finished the year with a career high 25 points against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament (3-12) and 16 at Oklahoma in the NIT (3-17) to get his final average back to double figures (10.2), fourth on the team ... In South Carolina game, also had a career high five treys and a career high tying five assists ... Started 21-of-28 games, averaged 31.6 minutes per game, 3.9 rebounds a game and 1.9 assists per game ... Had three 20-point games -- 25 vs. South Carolina (SECT, 3-12), 22 at Centenary (1-3) and 20 versus Southern (11-21) ... 15 double figure games this season ... Had more assists than turnovers ... Scoring average just below his career best of 10.3 in his freshman season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002-03)
Started 16-of-32 games, averaged 25.2 minutes a game, scoring 7.5 points per game and 2.9 rebounds a game ... Also averaged 1.9 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game ... Hudson's best game of the year came at a good time for LSU, scoring 20 in the win over top-ranked Arizona (12-21) ... In 35 minutes, Hudson was 7-of-14 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range with nine rebounds ... The 20-points against the Wildcats was his fourth career 20-plus point effort at LSU ... Had back-to-back double figure scoring games only once in the season: 18 at Arkansas (1-22) followed by 12 at Mississippi State (1-25) ... 11 games in double-figure scoring ... In the win against Auburn (2-26) had five steals, which led to many of his four assists.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Finished the season with a 10.3 scoring average, playing in all 34 games, starting 16 ... Averaged 28.1 minutes per game ... Hit 43 three-pointers and 38.7 percent of his trey attempts ... Also averaged 3.3 rebounds a game and 1.56 assists a contest ... Fourth on the team in scoring ... Became the first LSU player to make the All-SEC Tournament team since 1993 with his three-game performance at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta ... Hudson in three games played 109 minutes, hit 19-of-35 field goal attempts (54.3 percent), 6-of-10 three-point field goals (60.0 percent) and 19-of-23 free throws (82.6 percent), while averaging 21.0 points and 4.0 rebounds a game for LSU ... Hudson scored 24 in a first-round win over Vanderbilt, 23 in the quarterfinal win over Georgia and 16 in the narrow semifinal loss to Mississippi State ... SEC Tournament performance left many writers wondering how Hudson got left off league all-freshman team ... Finished with double figure scoring in seven of the last 11 games ... Best game of 24 was against Vandy in the SEC Tournament with 23 points against Mississippi State and Georgia.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played basketball for Coach Michael Lyons at Grambling High ... Four-time all-district first team, District MVP twice ... First-team all-state three years, All-State MVP ... Averaged 30.5 points per game, 10.5 rebounds, five assists and four steals ... Two-time Shreveport Times Player of the Year ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Also played baseball at Grambling (pitcher, shortstop) for Coach Cecil Gray ... Two-year member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Born in Minden on July 23, 1983 ... Full name is Antonio Eugene Hudson ... Nickname is Tonio ... Parents are Eugene Hudson, Jr., and Sandra Hudson ... Major is liberal arts with a concentration in African-American studies ... Enjoys shooting pool and eating pizza ... Favorite female singer is Mariah Carey and favorite TV shows are Fresh Prince and Martin ... Chose LSU because "it was a dream to play for a major program, like LSU, plus it's at home."

Hudson's Year-by-Year Stats

Year G/GS Min. FG/FGA FG% 3FG/FGA 3FG% FT/FTA Pct. Reb-Avg. PF/D A TO BLK STL PTS-AVG
2001-02 36-16 957 124-288 .431 43-111 .387 60-91 .659 113-3.3 55-1 53 52 11 42 351-10.3
2002-03 32-16 806 86-213 .404 27-89 .303 40-59 .678 94-2.9 65-0 62 45 12 42 239-7.5
2003-04 28-21 885 95-241 .394 40-115 .348 56-90 .622 109-3.9 62-2 53 49 6 25 286-10.2
2004-05 30-30 1086 138-306 .451 64-162 .395 53-80 .663 95-3.2 62-0 58 47 10 30 393-13.1
TOTALS 124-83 3734 443-1048 .423 174-477 .365 209-320 .653 411-3.3 244-3 226 193 39 139 1269-10.2

Hudson's Top 10 Scoring Games
1. 26 -- at Georgia, 2/2/05
2. 25 -- vs. Vanderbilt, 3-5-05
2. 25 -- vs. South Carolina (SECT), 3-12-04
4. 24 -- vs. Vanderbilt (SECT), 3-7-02
5. 23 -- vs. Mississippi State, 2-13-02
5. 23 -- vs. Georgia (SECT), 3-8-02
7. 22 -- vs. Centenary, 1-3-04
7. 22 -- vs. UL-Lafayette, 11-21-04
9. 21 -- vs. Kentucky (SECT), 3-12-05
9. 21 -- vs. Auburn (SECT), 3-11-05

Hudson's Career Highs
Points -- 26, at Georgia, 2/2/05
Rebounds -- 9, three times
Field Goals Made -- 9, vs. Mississippi State, 2-13-02
Field Goals Att. -- 15, vs. UNO, 11-24-04
3 PT FG Made -- 6, vs. UL-Lafayette, 11-21-04
3 PT FG Att. -- 10, vs. UAB (NCAAT), 3-17-05
Free Throws Made -- 11, vs. Georgia (SECT), 3-8-02
Free Throws Att. -- 12, twice
Assists -- 6, vs. Tulane, 11-19-04
Blocks -- 2, three times
Steals -- 5, twice
Minutes Played-- 44, vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05

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