Two former Wildcats play big roles in Davenport hoops


Zack Nieuwkoop

Davenport University has transitioned successfully into NCAA Division II basketball and two big reasons are two freshman players who prepped at Wayland High School.

The Panthers are 7-2 overall and they defeated Grand Valley 66-55 Saturday to move to 2-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Freshman point guard Avery Hudson, son of Wayland head coach Mike Hudson, is averaging 11.3 points per game. Teammate Zack Nieuwkoop, a 6-7

Avery Hudson

freshman, has averaged 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Both were four-year starters for Wayland and they were part of two district tournament champions and one regional titlist.

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