A memorial for former Park City Council member "Sweet" Lou Hudson is scheduled for this Saturday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at Jack Green's Pavilion next to Miner's Hospital. Hudson died on April 11 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hudson's widow, Madeline Mardi Smith-Hudson, says the memorial will be a "celebration of Lou Hudson's life."
Hudson was born on July 11, 1944 in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he grew up before attending college at the University of Minnesota.
Hudson was selected 4th overall in the 1966 NBA Draft. He was a six-time All Star for the St. Louis and then Atlanta Hawks and averaged over 20 points per game for his career.
"A 6-foot-5 swingman who could play guard or small forward, Hudson was known as Sweet Lou, not least because his jump shot -- quick out of his hands, released high over his head -- went down so smoothly," according to The New York Times.
After he retired, Hudson relocated to Park City, where he started a youth basketball camp and served on the city council in the 1990s. The council passed a resolution earlier this month honoring Hudson and noting that he was the first African-American to be elected to public office in Utah.
For Saturday's memorial, attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. At 5 p.m., there will be formal singing and remarks.