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Lester Hudson
Memphis Grizzlies  – No. 25
Born August 7, 1984 (1984-08-07) (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Tennessee Martin
Draft 58th overall, 2009
Boston Celtics
Pro career 2009–present
Former teams Boston Celtics (2009–2010)
Maine Red Claws (2009)

Lester Hudson (born August 7, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball guard. In the 2007–08 season, Hudson recorded the only quadruple-double in NCAA history.[1] At the conclusion of the season, he declared himself for the 2008 NBA Draft, but later withdrew. Hudson was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 58th pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, but was later waived. He was then claimed by the Memphis Grizzlies.


College career

Hudson put together one of the best all-around seasons in Ohio Valley Conference history in 2007-08 and helped UT Martin make a six-game improvement in its league record from the previous year. The Skyhawks were picked last (11th) in a preseason poll but finished fourth and qualified for the OVC Tournament.

Hudson made school, conference and NCAA history during the season, including becoming the first Division I men's player to record a quadruple-double (25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals vs. Central Baptist College) in a college game.

He also had a triple-double, eight additional double-doubles and cracked the 30-point plateau 11 times during his rookie season in the league. He finished the season ranked fifth nationally in points per game (25.7); fourth in steals (2.8) and tenth in 3-pointers made per game (3.8). He also ranked among the top 90 nationally in each rebounding (79th, 7.8/game), assists (88th, 4.5/game), 3-point percentage (72nd, 38.8%) and free throw percentage (67th, 83.4%).

A Memphis, Tennessee native who transferred from Southwest Tennessee Community College, Hudson is the first UT Martin player to receive the OVC Player of the Year award. He was again honored in the 2008-2009 season, the first back to back win since Murray State University's Marcus Brown won in the 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 seasons. He was also named to the OVC All-Newcomer squad, became just the fourth Skyhawk ever named to the All-OVC first-team (2007-2008 and 2008-2009,) and was named UT Martin's Bob Carroll Male Athlete of the Year.

With All-American honors from the Associated Press and, Hudson became the first player in UT Martin history to claim the honors since the school started playing in Division I.

Professional career

Over the first few months of the 2009–10 season, Hudson split time between the Celtics and their NBDL affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. On January 2nd, an injury ravaged Celtics team turned to Hudson during a game against the Toronto Raptors. Hudson responded nicely with 5 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds in 12 minutes during a 103-96 victory. In spite of this performance, on January 6, 2010, Hudson was waived by the Celtics, but he was claimed by the Memphis Grizzlies two days later.[2]


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