Harold "Buddy" Hudson

Harold "Buddy" Hudson ( 1956 Purcell High School Graduate )

Attended classes at Purcell Booker T. Washington High School until racial segregation in the Purcell Schools ended in the Summer of 1955

Letterman Purcell Booker T. Washington High School Basketball (1953 - 1955)

Averaged ( 13.0 ) points per game as a Sophomore at Purcell Booker T. Washington (1953 - 54)

Averaged ( 25.0 ) points per game as a Junior at Purcell Booker T. Washington (1954 - 1955)

Letterman Purcell High School Football ( 1955 )

Letterman Purcell High School Basketball (1955 - 1956)

Letterman Purcell High School Track ( 1956 )

Starting Forward on the (1955 - 1956) PHS Class B State Semi-Final Basketball Team

Averaged ( 15.4 ) points per game as a Senior at Purcell High School

Selected to the Oklahoma High School All-State Basketball Team ( 1955-56 )

Recognized in 1956 along with Booker T. Washington of Ponca City High School and Prentice Gautt  of OKC Douglass High School, as the first Oklahoma African-American High School All-State Athletes

Attended Oklahoma Baptist University on a basketball scholarship (1956 - 1958), then transferred to the University of Oklahoma where he became a member of the basketball team

Letterman University of Oklahoma Basketball Team (1958 - 1960)

Recognized (with Purcell's Joe Lee Thompson) as one of the first two African-Americans to receive a scholarship to play basketball for the University of Oklahoma Men's Basketball Team and is still recognized by OU as the first African-American to play.

Elected to the Purcell High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Mr. Hudson passed away in 2013