Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lou (Sweet Lou) Hudson


Lou Hudson graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro. After starring at the University of Minnesota, Hudson was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 4th pick of the 1966 NBA Draft. He was named to the 1967 NBA All-Rookie Team after averaging 18.4 points per game in his first season. At 6’5″, Hudson could play as either a guard or a forward, and he had a long and successful professional career, scoring 17,940 points in 13 seasons (1966–1979). He was a six time All-Star with the Hawks (who moved to Atlanta in 1968), and he earned the nickname “Sweet Lou” for his smooth and effective jump shot. Hudson’s jersey number has been retired by both the Atlanta Hawks and the University of Minnesota.

Career history
St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks

Los Angeles Lakers

Career highlights and awards

6× NBA All-Star (1969–1974)
All-NBA Second Team (1970)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1967)
#14 Retired by the University of Minnesota

Career NBA statistics

17,940 (20.2 ppg)


3,926 (4.4 rpg)


2,432 (2.7 apg)

There isn’t much live video footage of Lou Hudson to post here. However Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …salutes Lou (Sweet Lou ) Hudson

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: