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20. Lou Hudson
“Sweet” Lou Hudson was aptly nicknamed as he was one of the sweetest shooters in the history of the league.  He predated the 3 point line but still was an incredible scorer.  17,000 career points at a 20.2 average attest to his ability to put the ball in the hoop.  The prototypical swing man, Hudson made 6 All-Star game trips and is a legend in both Atlanta with the Hawks and Minnesota with the Gophers where he played college ball.  The rest of the world may not know much about the sweet jump shooting wing man but they should.



Should Lou Hudson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 87%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1985
  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers
  • College: Minnesota
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Overall in 1966
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (6) (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1969-70)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (5) (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 & 1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (3) (1968-69, 1969-70 & 1971-72)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (1973-74)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (1) (1969-70)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (3) (1969-70, 1970-71 & 1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (3) (1969-70, 1970-71 & 1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (1) (1973-74)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1969-70)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 45. Field Goals: 7,392

Should Lou Hudson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 87%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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0 #8 Super Lou 2017-01-10 19:56
I grew up in N.Y. and went to all the Hawk's Knick's game at The Garden as a kid with Dad going back to the 60's. I later played shooting guard from J.H.S. thru College. I was proud to center my game around Lou Hudson. All those games I played from a little kid thru college and various semi pro teams, I was so proud to be a dribbler, passer, re bounder, and deadly long range shooter. I was at The Boston Garden at a playoff game when The Hawks won and Lou "Shot Out The Lights with 38" hitting so many from just inside mid court. Best game I ever saw him play considering there was no Cable back in the day. It's criminal that this Great Player is not in The Hall. One day they'll wake up and put him in. R.I.P. Sweet Lou.
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0 #7 Daryll 2016-06-11 04:30
I'm 9 yrs. behind Lou Hudson and I remember him well and man could he shoot it, which is why he earned the name Sweet Lou, he deserves to be in the Hall OF Fame, its beyond me why he hasn't been inducted...
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0 #6 Daryll 2016-06-11 04:26
Quoting Randolph Greer:
I just want Adrienne to know that I saw her father play and if everyone else saw him play as I did, then he is a lock to eventually make it to the Hall Of Fame. A wonderful basketball player !!!

:lol: I don't understand why Lou isn't in the Hall of Fame...WHY!!!
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+1 #5 Randolph Greer 2016-04-29 19:12
I just want Adrienne to know that I saw her father play and if everyone else saw him play as I did, then he is a lock to eventually make it to the Hall Of Fame. A wonderful basketball player !!!
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0 #4 earlie butler 2015-07-04 18:12
:lol:
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0 #3 Committee Chairman 2015-02-13 22:53
Adrienne,

Perhaps we can help. We have interviewed people who are running campaigns to get people into respective Halls of Fame.

if interested, email me at

Thanks,

Kirk
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0 #2 Adrienne Hudson 2015-02-13 15:05
HI Mr Fudala
I appreciate your article and wanted to let you know that we are starting a campaign to get my dad, Lou Hudson, into the Hall of Fame
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0 #1 Tom Fudala 2013-09-28 02:22
Please forward the following message to Lou Hudson:

Hey Lou,

We were both in the same Civil Affairs Company Army Reserve unit in Greensboro in the 60's. Remember our going to summer camp with our Reserve Unit at Middle Tennessee State University? I remember you would practice shooting there on their basketball court during our free time away from our summer camp duties which were really easy that summer because we only attended college classes during on campus during that summer camp. Are you still living in Greensboro? I was there from 1966-1974 and moved back to Richmond, Va. where I'm from in March 1974.
I hope you are doing well health-wise. You're about 69, I'll be 72 in November. I'm in good health and feel a whole lot younger than my actual age...thank goodness.

Hoping you'll email me in reply. My email address is:

Take good care of yourself.

Kind regards,

Tom Fudala
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