CMU to retire Presley Hudson’s jersey No. 3 in ceremony Saturday

Presley Hudson

The Central Michigan women’s basketball program will honor several of its legends Saturday, Nov. 20, (1 p.m.) when it entertains 11th-ranked Michigan in a non-conference game at McGuirk Arena.
CMU will retire the jerseys of former players Crystal Bradford, Reyna Frost, Tinara Moore and Presley Hudson, and will honor former coach Sue Guevara. The numbers that each wore – Bradford No. 23, Frost No. 13, Moore No. 2, and Hudson No. 3 – will be affixed to a banner along with Guevara’s name.
The banner will be unveiled during a postgame ceremony.

Hudson, a 2015 graduate of Wayland High School, an all-state selection and runner-up in the Michigan Miss Basketball competition balloting, was a three-time All-MAC first teamer who is now an assistant on Oesterle’s staff.

Besides being CMU’s all-time leading scorer and the fifth-leading scorer in MAC history, Hudson made 404 three-pointers and posted a .925 free throw percentage. Both numbers are the best in MAC history.

“Presley changed the culture of our program by how much time she put in the gym,” Oesterle said. “Every young girl who came to our camps and clinics idolized Presley. The saying that hard work pays off? That is Presley and her time at CMU. We would have to make her get out of the gym. She just loves the game of basketball.”

She is the daughter of former Wayland High School varsity boys’ basketball coach Mike Hudson and sister of current Lady Wildcats varsity basketball coach Wes Hudson.

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