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Buddy Hudson

Totals

Season GP GS MIN FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA REB (10+) PF FO A TO BL ST PTS (10+) DD
1959 25 0 57 169 41 62 90 (0) 82 155 (0)
1960 24 0 31 83 29 48 56 (0) 59 91 (0)
Totals 49 0 0 88 252 0 0 70 110 146 141 0 0 0 0 0 246 0

Note: Double-digit (10+) and double-double (DD) game totals prior to the 2014-15 season are incomplete/unavailable

Averages

Season MIN FG FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT% REB PF FO% A TO BL ST PTS
1959 0 2 7 34% 0 0 0% 2 2 0% 4 0 0% 0 0 0 0 6
1960 0 1 3 37% 0 0 0% 1 2 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0 0 4
Totals 0 2 5 35% 0 0 0% 1 2 64% 3 3 0% 0 0 0 0 5

FO%: Percent of games that the player fouled out

Note: 3FG and 3FGA averages will be off if a given player played both before and after the 1987 season when the 3-point shot was instituted.

Roster Info

Season Class # POS HT WT
1959
1960

Personal Info

First Name: Harold
Middle Name:
Last Name: Hudson
Common Name: Buddy
Nickname:
Hometown: Purcell, OK
High School: Purcell
Birth Date/Place: April 30, 1938 in Purcell, OK
Death Date/Place: May 14, 2013 in Kansas City, MO (age 75)
Obituary:

Harold “Buddy” Hudson, 75, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, of a heart attack. “Buddy” was born in Purcell, Oklahoma on April 30, 1938. He was the fourth of eleven children. He was preceded by his parents, M.T. and Eula (Snipe) Hudson, a son, Derrick Hudson, and a sister, Marlene Hudson. Buddy attended Booker T. Washington School from the first grade through eleventh grade. When schools were integrated his senior year, he attended Purcell High School, where he was one of the first African Americans to play basketball for the High School Dragons and the first African American to play in an Oklahoma All-State Basketball game. After graduating from Purcell High School in 1956, he played basketball one year at Oklahoma Baptist University. He then transferred to Oklahoma University, where he became the first African American to play in a men’s basketball game when he stepped on the court in the Sooners Season opener on December 3, 1958. What a historic joy that moment was, not only for him but to his teammates and coaches, his family and friends, the university, the city of Norman, and the state of Oklahoma. After graduating from Oklahoma University with a Bachelor in Social Studies, Buddy taught History and was the Head Basketball Coach at Dunjeee High School in Choctaw, Oklahoma for two years. In 1964, he moved his family to Kansas City, where he spent three years as an Assistant Coach at Kansas City’s Central High School winning one state championship in 1968. He taught math and history to junior and high school students for thirty-five years, retiring from the Kansas City Public School District in 2000. Buddy served his country and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in 1963. He recently celebrated his fifty-third wedding anniversary with his amazing wife, Elaine, who he met while at Oklahoma Baptist University in 1957. They were married on November 14, 1959. He was actively involved in many local organizations. He especially enjoyed reading, going on Arkansas fishing boat trips with his buddies, hanging out with friends at the Sr. Citizens Center, and taking early morning walks. He really enjoyed returning to his hometown of Purcell to see family, friends, and attend The Hudson Reunions. He enjoyed attending Oklahoma University Basketball reunion games as a member of the OU Basketball Alumni Association. The February 2005 Sooner Illustrated Magazine featured an article on him entitled “Looking Back: Buddy Hudson Purcell Star was OU’s First Black Basketball Player.” Harold Buddy Hudson is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; daughter, Partricia McCauley (Terry) of Sacramento, California; sons, Derrell Hudson and John (Fritz) Hudson both of Kansas City, Missouri; brothers: Bobby Berry (Mary Frances) of Boston, Massachusetts, Daniel Hudson (Sojn) of Seattle, Washington, Jimmy Hudson (Joan) of Dallas, Texas, and Tommy Hudson of Goldsby, Oklahoma; sisters: Foye Price of Wichita, Kansas, Pearl Redd (Leroy) of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Irene Prejean of Purcell, Oklahoma, Deloris Mitchell (Gurley) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Audrey Hudson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren: and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Harold “Buddy” Hudson were held on Wednesday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. at Swope Parkway Church of Christ. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery.