DENTON, Tex. (7/2/08) – The North Texas women’s basketball team has its first signing of the Shanice Stephens era as guard Brittney Hudson will transfer from the University of Rice to North Texas. Hudson, regarded as one of the top high school players in the state of Texas in 2007, has three year’s eligibility at North Texas starting in 2009-10.
“Brittney Hudson is truly the epitome of a student-athlete. She is a tremendous competitor on the court and her athletic prowess will be a huge asset to our rebuilding efforts,” said coach Stephens. “As an exemplary student, Brittney will also help this team reach our academic goals as well. I believe the fans will love Brittney because she is such a dynamic player and I'm excited about Brittney choosing North Texas over some very strong and established programs”.
Hudson appeared in 31 games at Rice last season, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game during her freshman season. She scored in double figures during three conference games, including a career-best 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting against UTEP.
A 2007 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School, Hudson was named All-District First-Team all four years and was a TABC All-Region pick for three seasons. She was a 2007 McDonald’s All-American nominee after pouring in 23.5 points per game as a senior and was tabbed the fifth-best player in the state by TexasHoops.com after averaging 22.6 points per game as a junior.
As a sophomore she scored 17.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and four steals a game. Hudson was a two-time Academic All-District winner and earned District Co-Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.
Hudson must sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, but she will have three years of eligibility at North Texas starting in the 2009-10 season