You are the one that I want want. Ooo, ooooo, ooooo. The one I need. Oh, yes indeed. -Grease
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! When my friends over at Bucket Notes started talking about my beloved Celtics drafting Josh Heytvelt with the fifty-eighth pick, it got me thinking. I know, I know….dangerous. I’ll tell what you what hasn’t been dangerous. The 58th pick. Hasn’t been dangerous at all. Over the past ten years, the 58th pick in the NBA draft has seen the likes of JR Pinnock. It has seen the likes of Uros Slokar. The likes of Blake Stepp, Andreas Glyniadakis, Bryan Bracy and Eddie Lucas. Guys like that there. Guys who intilled fear in nobody. But there’s a guy on the draft board who should be there when the Celtics pick. There’s a guy who will instill fear in a lot of folks. There’s Lester Hudson.
Everybody knows about Davidson’s Stephen Curry. Everybody knows about the top scorer in the nation. What about the other guy? What about number two? What exactly do you do, Mr. Number Two? That’s my business. Now if you’ll excuse, I have to go to the little boys’ room. Lester Hudson don’t use no little boys’ room. Lester Hudson is a big boy. Tennesse-Martin’s Lester Hudson was the second leading scorer in the nation. He deserves some admiration. Some adoration. Adulation. Affirmation. I’m here to give it to him.
If you haven’t heard of Lester Hudson by now, you’re missing out. You’re missing out on quite a story. Quite a story indeed. Five years ago, Lester Hudson was a playground prodigy from South Memphis. He failed to graduate from high school. He failed to graduate from junior college. At UT-Martin, he got one last shot. He has taken full advantage of that shot.
Two years ago he put up jaw dropping numbers. Put you in awe dropping numbers. Defying Newton’s First Law dropping numbers. In his first three games played at the Division 1 level, Hudson torched national runner-up Memphis for thirty-five points and recorded the first quadruple-double in Division 1 men’s basketball history. Yowza! Pretty good start. He hasn’t slowed down since.
Know this about Lester Hudson, the kid can shoot. He can shoot from the perimeter. He can shoot from mid-range. He can shoot from any angle. Expect big things from this Lester Hudson character. Expect him to be playing in an NBA arena near you. Hopefully, that arena will be TD Banknorth Garden.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!