Overview: Named Co-Captain ... Changed number back to 4 after wearing 11 last season ... Nickname is Will the Thrill ... Solid post defender ... Improved on scoring the ball and has been one of the top field goal percentage guys in The Summit League ... Very strong on the offensive glass ... Broke the school record with 137 games played and 345 offensive rebounds ... Set a new single-season school record with 133 offensive boards in 2010-11 ... Shot 67 percent from the floor for his career ... Named All-Summit League second team (2010-11) ... Became the 29th player to reach 1,000 points for his career, finishing 28th with 1,023.
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Selected to the All-Summit League second team ▪ Ranked second in The Summit League in field goal percentage (.645) ▪ His 133 offensive rebounds is a new single-season school record ▪ Led the league with 3.8 offensive rebounds per game ▪ Tallied a career-high 24 double-digit scoring games ▪ Grabbed five or more offensive rebounds in 12 games ▪ Posted a career-best eight double-doubles ▪ Scored 20 or more points in three games, compared to just one in the previous three seasons ▪ Strong season opener at West Virginia (11/12), tallying 16 points, nine rebounds and grabbed six offensive boards in a career-tying 34 minutes ▪ Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and career-best 10 offensive boards to record his first-ever double-double with 19 points against Southern (11/26) ▪ Set a new career high with 43 minutes played versus Austin Peay (11/27), tallying 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, finishing 8-for-11 from the floor ▪ Went 7-for-10 from the free-throw line versus UMKC (12/4), tallying double figures in the fourth consecutive game with 17 points ▪ Had three crucial offensive boards in the final three minutes of the Tennessee game (12/14) to finish with 17 points and nine rebounds in the upset of the seventh-ranked Volunteers ▪ Despite battling foul trouble, posted his second double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds versus Valparaiso (12/21) ▪ Grabbed a huge offensive rebound and converted the put back to extend the lead to four points late at Oral Roberts (12/30), finishing with a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, going 9 of 11 from the floor ▪ Led the team in scoring with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting versus Western Illinois (1/8) ▪ Tied a careeer-high 22 points versus Oral Roberts (1/27) on 9 of 10 shooting, grabbing nine rebounds and blocked a career-best four shots ▪ Posted his fourth double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds versus North Dakota State (2/17), going a career-best 7-for-10 from the charity stripe ▪ Had 17 points, six rebounds and blocked three shots in his final game inside the O'rena versus South Dakota State (2/19), going 7 of 8 from the charity stripe ▪ Collected a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds at UMKC (2/24) ▪ Scored a team-high 16 points to go with 10 rebounds in regular-season finale at Southern Utah (2/26) ▪ Posted 12 points and nine rebounds against South Dakota State (3/7) in the semifinals of The Summit League tournament ▪ In the championship game versus Oral Roberts (3/8), recorded another double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, going over 1,000 points in his career ▪ Ended his career with a second consecutive double-double, tallying 14 points and 10 rebounds against No. 8 Texas (3/18) in the NCAA tournament
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Started the first 24 games before moving to the bench in the final 11 ▪ Averaged 7.4 points per game off the bench, compared to 5.3 when starting ▪ Led the team for the second straight season with a .638 field goal percentage (83-130) ▪ Finished fifth in The Summit League with 2.9 offensive rebounds per game ▪ Ranked second in league games only with a .684 field goal percentage (54-79) ▪ His 98 offensive rebounds ranks fourth in program history ▪ Reached a career-high 22 points in his fifth game off the bench versus South Dakota State (2/18) ▪ Bounced back after shooting 25 percent through the first two games with a 4-for-4 performance versus Rochester College (11/21), ending with 15 points and a career-high tying 7-for-10 from the free throw line ▪ Reached double figures for the second time with 11 points vs. Central Arkansas (11/28), grabbing five offensive rebounds and six boards in game ▪ Went 4-for-5 from the floor at IPFW (12/5), finishing with nine points and eight rebounds ▪ Matched his career-best four steals versus Western Illinois (12/31), adding seven points and eight rebounds ▪ Grabbed a season-high tying eight rebounds and scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting versus IUPUI (1/2) ▪ Made 3-of-4 shots from the floor and dished out a season-high three assists versus Southern Utah (1/16) ▪ Came off the bench for the first time versus Centenary (2/4), posting eight points and eight rebounds ▪ Had one of his best all-around games at Southern Utah (2/11), finishing with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor and blocked two shots
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Played in all 36 games, starting in 24 of them ▪ Led the team with a .682 field goal percentage ▪ Led The Summit League with a .718 field goal percentage in league games only ▪ Finished tied for fourth with teammate Dan Waterstradt, tallying a career-high 25 blocks on the season ▪ Ranked third on the team, and 19th in the league, by averaging 5.2 rebounds per game ▪ Reached double figure points in 10 games and double figure rebounds in one ▪ Tallied a game-high 16 points versus North Dakota State (3/10) in league championship game ▪ Scored 15 points and blocked a career-high three shots in the quarterfinals of the league tournament versus IPFW (3/8) ▪ Tallied a career-high 18 points at North Dakota State (1/29), going 7-for-10 from the floor ▪ Played a career-high 34 minutes at IPFW (1/17), scoring 16 points ▪ Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and four steals at Green Bay (12/18) ▪ Tallied 13 points and dished out a career-high three assists at Syracuse (11/21)
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Played in all 31 games, making two starts ▪ Scored a season-high 12 points and three blocks versus Adrian College (11/11) ▪ Tallied six points and five boards in first collegiate start versus Eastern Michigan (11/17) ▪ Posted 11 points and six rebounds in a season-high 22 minutes at North Dakota State (1/5) ▪ Matched his career-high seven rebounds at Centenary (2/9) ▪ Grabbed a season-high eight boards versus Western Illinois (2/23)
Top Athletic Performance ▪ Recording a double-double against No. 8 Texas in the NCAA tournament with 14 points and 10 rebounds on March 18, 2011.
High School ▪ Three-time letterwinner in basketball for head coach Kevin Bavery ▪ Tabbed all-state first team by state coaches and second team by Associated Press ▪ Averaged 21 points per game, 13 rebounds per game and five blocks per game as a senior ▪ Won the scoring title during senior campaign ▪ Led team to a 19-5 record and the school's highest ever ranking at No. 5 in senior season ▪ Three-time all-conference selection ▪ Averaged 14 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 4.0 bpg as a junior ▪ Elected team captain
Personal Full Name: William Robert Hudson Birthdate: March 30, 1989 Parents: David and Lynn Hudson Brother: Andrew (18)
CAREER BESTS Points: 22 (2 times), Last vs. Oral Roberts (1/29/11) Rebounds: 14 vs. Southern (11/26/10) Assists: 3 (4 times), Last vs. Rochester College (12/20/10) Field Goals: 9 (2 times), Last vs. Oral Roberts (1/27/11) Field Goal Attempts: 13 vs. Southern (11/26/10) 3-Pt. Field Goals: --- 3-Pt. FG Attempts: 2 vs. Rochester College (12/20/10) Free Throws: 7 (6 times), Last vs. South Dakota State (2/19/11) Free Throw Attempts: 10 (2 times), Last vs. North Dakota State (2/17/11) Steals: 4 (2 times), Last vs. Western Illinois (12/31/09) Blocks: 4 vs. Oral Roberts (1/29/11) Minutes: 43 vs. Austin Peay (11/27/10)