Athletic forward who has the ability to play above the rim ... showed a knack for putting points on the board in a hurry as a freshman ... joined the starting lineup for 18 of the Dukes' last 22 games last season ... is expected to pick up where he left off in 2005-06.
As a Freshman (2004-05)
Played in 28 of 30 games as a true freshman with 18 starts ... averaged 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game ... his 5.3 rpg. average and 27 blocked shots ranked second on the team ... averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 points in his first five games, before making his first big splash of the season at George Mason on Nov. 27 ... with forwards Keith Gayden and Sean McKeon sidelined due to injury, Hudson responded with 18 points - 14 in the second half - and eight rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench ... he then added 12 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Akron in the Dukes' next game and was rewarded with starts in three games - including a 17-point effort (7-of-12 from the field) at Boston College - before serving a one-game suspension for a late return from Christmas break (he was in street clothes for the Dec. 29 loss at Robert Morris) ... got off to a slow start in conference play before posting 20 points and 11 boards at Richmond for his second double-double of the season ... was one of just four of the Atlantic 10's talented freshmen class to post a double-double in 2005 ... Fordham's Bryant Dunston (9), Dayton's Norman Plummer (1) and Temple's Mark Tyndale (1) were the others ... started 18 of DU's last 22 games ... missed the Feb. 16 Temple game with food poisoning ... hit his first six shots (7-of-8 for the game) in scoring a team-high 16 points in DU's 61-57 win at Fordham. ... added nine rebounds and two blocks vs. the Rams ... swatted a career-high five shots versus La Salle ... added three blocks each versus Youngstown State and Xavier at home.
Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga. (head coach Phil McCrary) where he played with current DU teammate Brian Kelly ... averaged 22.0 points and 9.0 rebounds for 21-9 Columbia as a senior in helping the Eagles to the Class AAAA quarterfinal ... scored 23 in the quarterfinal loss to top-ranked, unbeaten Dunwoody ... had 18 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in a second round win over South Forsythe ... named honorable mention Class AAAA all-state by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game ... scored 35 points vs. nationally ranked Washington Union of Fresno, Calif. at the adidas Kingdom of the Sun Invitational Tournament after sitting out the first quarter ... was named to the All-Tournament team with a 21.3 ppg. average as Columbia went 3-1 in winning the consolation championship ... averaged 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in helping Columbia to a 20-6 record in 2003 ... was named second team all-county by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior ... played on the varsity for four seasons ... Columbia, under head coach Phil McCrary, has sent over 60 players to Division I programs.
The last time the Dukes recruited teammates from the state of Georgia was in the late 1970s when Norm Nixon (1974-77), Jesse Hubbard (1975-78) and Ronnie Dixon (1978-81) all came to Duquesne from Macon, Ga. South West within a five-year span ... Hudson is a liberal arts major ... full name is DeVario O'rea Hudson ... date of birth: 9/2/84.