September 10, 2012 in Professional
Former Oakland University standout Will Hudson, who signed with the New Zealand Breakers professional team over the summer, was recently featured on a local T.V. station there. Hudson is replacing a successful import player in Gary Wilkinson on the club, and his skillset is much different than Wilkinson’s. Hudson discussed what he brings to the table:
Many imports would struggle with the idea of taking a back seat to a local player.
“I guess I’m not your typical import,” grins Hudson. “It is what it is – if that’s what gives us the best chance to win, I’m there for that.”
Hudson offers a very different skill set to Wilkinson, who led Breakers in scoring with 16.6 points and shot 40.9% from the three-point arc. By contrast, Hudson averaged just 9.5 points for Gold Coast Blaze, attempted just two treys all season – missing both – but ranked right behind Mika Vukona in rebounding (6.0) and fourth overall in offensive boards (3.4).
“He’s a pretty different player to Gary,” assesses Pledger. “I prefer banging against people in the paint rather than taking them out by the three-point line, so we match up with each other pretty well [at practice] and there’s quite a battle out there.”