Hughes sets LSUS free throw record; leads nation in free throw percentage
January 15, 2007
Shreveport, LA--- Freddy Hughes, a 5’9 senior guard from Shreveport, LA set the LSUS single game free throw record Monday night against Xavier University by connecting on 12-of-12 attempts. The previous record of 10-of-10 was set February 4th, 1995 by current Pilots Head Coach Chad McDowell. Hughes promptly improved upon his single game mark by connecting on 14-of-14 attempts against the then undefeated GCAC opponent, the University of Mobile Rams; a game which the Pilots won 76-71.
Hughes has compiled an impressive streak of 46 consecutive attempts made from the line, marking yet another LSUS record. He has not missed since November 21, 2006 when he missed the second of two shots with 2:11 remaining in the first half against the East Texas Baptist University Tigers; he finished the game 5-of-6. Hughes is quickly approaching the NAIA record of Most Consecutive Free Throws Made, Game(s): 74, Mike Hall, Adams State (Colo.), January 11-February 15, 1992 (I).
His continued success and ability to get to the line has increased his scoring average to 15.6 points per game, and he currently leads the NAIA in free throw percentage at .911 (82-90). Hughes also sits among the nations best in assists averaging 6.35 a game (3rd), and is 16th in the NAIA in steals per game averaging 2.39.