Class of 2016 five-star guard Seventh Woods has trimmed his list to four schools, as ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported on Twitter, and each is a program at which Woods could make an immediate impact.
ESPN 100 prospect Seventh Woods said that he's down to Florida, Georgetown, South Carolina and North Carolina.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) August 21, 2015
Currently a star at the Hammond School in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, Woods has spent most of his high school career as a shooting guard, but projects more as a combo guard type on the collegiate level. He plays at a high speed and is a great defensive player, but also needs to improve his three-point shot and ball handling as he makes the transition to point guard.
Despite that, his electrifying play could immediately have the same effect on any of the four teams he has on his list. North Carolina always has room for speedy and defensive point guards, particularly Marcus Paige over the past few seasons, and Woods could immediately become a key player for the Tar Heels once his long-range shooting improved.
In the case of South Carolina, head coach Frank Martin is just a couple of key pieces away from making the Gamecocks NCAA Tournament contenders again. With a strong floor general in Woods, he’d get one step closer.
Then, there’s Florida, about to begin a new era under first-year head coach Mike White. The Gators have always traditionally had speedy guards who can play defense and shoot, and Woods would definitely fit that mold once he improved his shooting.
The one unconventional school on Woods’ list is Georgetown, a program that has traditionally built its offense around a top-of-the-line center. The last time that the Hoyas had a strong and electrifying guard was when Allen Iverson was on the team, and it just so happens that Woods has a build similar to that of Iverson at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.
No matter how you look at it, one of these four schools is now in a position to be blessed with a highly talented recruit.
Of course, Campus Sports will update Woods’ decision process as more information becomes available.
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