Manhattan native Hudgins becomes the first Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball player to sign an NBA contract. Hudgins left his mark on Bearcat basketball as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,829 points. Hudgins also owns Northwest school records for three-pointers made in a career (435), three-pointers made in a season (168), three-pointers made in a game (11), points scored in a season (897), most consecutive free throws made (48) and free throw percentage in a career (87.8%).
This past season he helped guide the Bearcats to their third consecutive NCAA Div. II national championship. Hudgins completed his career with a perfect 17-0 record in NCAA Tournament games. Hudgins was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Elite Eight in 2019 and 2022. Hudgins also picked up his third straight MIAA Player of the Year award this past season.
Hudgins posted a career record of 131-8 as a Bearcat. In addition to the national titles, Hudgins led the Bearcats to four MIAA regular season championships, three MIAA Tournament titles and four NCAA Central Region crowns.
Houston’s G League team is the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.