A Bahamas native, Doyle Hudson is a quick leaper and an athletic, powerful and physical player. Hudson, who has developed and improved significantly during his time in the United States, will compete in his final collegiate season. He should see an increased role after appearing in just 12 games last season.
Played in 12 games off the bench...Played in five of Pitt's last 10 games including five minutes vs. Bradley, 3/19...Grabbed a career-high tying four rebounds in NCAA Tournament Second Round game vs. Bradley, 3/19...Played two minutes and hit a field goal vs. Providence, 2/25...Grabbed two rebounds in three minutes vs. Marquette, 2/18...Grabbed a career-high four rebounds vs. Penn State, 12/10...Played six minutes, scored three points and grabbed two rebounds vs. Auburn, 12/4...Missed the St. Francis (N.Y.) game due to a right ankle sprain...Played a career-high five minutes, scored three points, registered one steal and one rebound vs. Robert Morris 11/23...Made his career debut vs. Saint Peter's playing two minutes, 11/19.
PRIOR TO PITT
Played two years at Roane State Junior College in Harriman, Tenn. for Head Coach Randy Nesbit...Earned an associate degree from Roane State...Named to the All-TJCAA and All-Eastern Junior College basketball teams as a sophomore...Averaged 16.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore...Also shot 70.4 percent (150-213) from the floor and blocked 53 shots...Led league in field goal percentage (.704) and ranked among league leaders in rebounding (third), blocked shots (2.3 bpg/third) and scoring (ninth)...Finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in Roane State's playoff win over Volunteer State...As a freshman at Roane State in 2003-04, led team in scoring (14.0 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg), averaged 1.5 blocks and shot 65 percent from the floor...The Raiders finished 19-9 and advanced to the regional semifinals of the TJCCAA Tournament.
Has international experience as he spent the summer of 2004 on the Bahamas Junior National Team...Averaged 8.0 points, shot 53.1 percent from the floor (17-32) and grabbed 5.8 rebounds per game in the Bahamas' five contests during the 2004 Tournament of the Americas, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia...Ranked 10th among tournament leaders in rebounding (5.8 rpg)...Scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Bahamas against current Pitt player Levon Kendall's Canadian squad...Played in the Centrobasket Tournament in Puerto Rico, helping the Bahamas place second.
A graduate of Lower Bogue High School in Eleuthera, Bahamas...Lower Bogue did not sponsor high school basketball.
Born Doyle Theodore Hudson on January 27, 1984 in Nassau, Bahamas...Son of Derek and Lillian Hudson...Junior college coach Randy Nesbit dreamed of playing for Pitt as a youngster and is originally from nearby Yough, Pa....Arrived in the United States in January, 2003...One of two international players on Pitt's roster, Levon Kendall (Canada) is the other...Nickname is "D-Nice"...Favorite food is seafood and Chinese...Favorite class/subject is economics...Favorite sports figure is Tim Duncan because he "gets the job done without all the hype and talk"...Person in history he'd most like to meet: Nelson Mandela...Best friends on another college team: Mitchell Johnson (Idaho) and Jamaal Douglas (Eastern Kentucky)...Favorite all-time gift was his first bicycle...Also was recruited by SEC schools Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina...Majors in economics.
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