"My lower back," Hudson said of the injury that had sidelined him. "I had problems with my pelvis and this is my first tournament back. I practiced for the first time Wednesday so I knew I was going to struggle a little bit. I did alright though."
Hudson finished with just three points, but it wasn't hard to notice the potential. He has the ability to get to the basket, but just couldn't finish at the rim. He is a legit 6-foot-4 and has a strong frame. Foul trouble also played a role in his low output, as he was sidelined for stretches against Friends of Hoop.
"I try to get in there a little bit and help the team," he said about driving to the basket. "I got a few fouls and I worked my way out."
Hudson entered the spring as a regional standout on the outside of most recruiting lists. After a strong junior season where he led Marshville (NC) Forest Hills deep into the state playoffs and a 49-point outburst to open the Boo Williams Invitational, Hudson had solidified his status as a premier recruit.
"(The game) affected me a lot," Hudson told Scout.com's Dave Telep. "I started getting a lot of calls and it helped out a lot. I had a whole bunch of people come talk to me and I knew the next few games better teams were on the schedule and it was going to be tough for me to do it again."
In the latest Scout.com rankings, Hudson is now rated the No. 45 prosect in the country and the No. 13 shooting guard overall, and his recruitment has also picked up.
He also has a bunch of schools trying to get in the mix. The ones recruiting him the hardest are N.C. State, Miami, Georgia, Wake Forest, East Carolina and Virginia Tech.
"It's going good right now, it's really not bad," Hudson said of the recruiting process. "I'm getting a lot of calls from schools right now."
At this point there is no early leader for Hudson, but he does claim scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Georgia, East Carolina and Wake Forest. Style of play and the coaching staff will factor into his decision the most.
"I'm just looking for a school that fits my style of play. I like to get up and down a little bit and also a good coach that I can communicate with."
This fall he will take his game to Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy, where Hudson hopes to standout against better competition and also improve his academic standing.