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Lou Hudson


Lou Hudson

Lou Hudson
Personal information
Born (1944-07-11)July 11, 1944
Greensboro, North Carolina
Died April 11, 2014(2014-04-11) (aged 69)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school James B. Dudley
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
College Minnesota (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career 1966–1979
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 14, 23
Career history
19661977 St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks
19771979 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 17,940 (20.2 ppg)
Rebounds 3,926 (4.4 rpg)
Assists 2,432 (2.7 apg)
Stats at

Louis Clyde Hudson (July 11, 1944 – April 11, 2014) was an American National Basketball Association (NBA) player.


  • NBA career 1
  • Post NBA Career 2
  • Honors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

NBA career

Lou Hudson graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro. As a junior at the University of Minnesota, Hudson averaged 24.8 points and 10.7 rebounds and was named an All-American.[1] After starring at the University of Minnesota, Hudson was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 4th pick of the 1966 NBA draft. He was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1966 NFL draft.[2]

Hudson was named to the 1967 Atlanta in 1968), and he earned the nickname "Sweet Lou" for his smooth and effective jump shot.

Hudson's jersey number has been retired by both the Atlanta Hawks and the University of Minnesota.[1]

Post NBA Career

After his NBA career ended in 1979, Hudson sold restaurant equipment in Atlanta and briefly worked as a radio announcer for the Atlanta Hawks. In 1984, Hudson relocated to

External links

  1. ^ a b c Yardley, William (April 12, 2014), "‘Sweet’ Lou Hudson, 69, a Master of the Jump Shot, Dies",  
  2. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS MOURN PASSING OF LOU HUDSON". Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b " - Lou Hudson comes back to the U". 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  6. ^ Yahoo! Sports former Hawks Star Hudson"
  7. ^ Chris Broussard (2004-04-04). "PRO BASKETBALL; Hudson Never Won Ring, But Doesn't Feel Hollow". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 


  • In 1994, Hudson's #14 jersey was retired by the University of Minnesota.[4]
  • In 2002, Hudson was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • In 2003, Hudson was named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the XNBA, the retired NBA player's association.[7]


In 2014, he died after a stroke, at age 69.[6]


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