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Seventh Woods Says North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida Recruiting Him Hardest
Seventh Woods dropped 31 points in one game on Saturday. Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Seventh Woods, the 6-foot-2 point guard from the Columbia (S.C.) Hammond School, threw down a massive open-floor dunk en route to 31 points on Saturday afternoon at the Under Armour Association stop here, but his Carolina Wolves team ended up losing to Terrance Ferguson and Mo Williams Elite.
“I felt we played half a game, honestly, we just played one half and came out second half strong and we just kind of relaxed at the end,” Woods, the No. 5-ranked point guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, told SNY.tv after adding 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
This is not a live period so no coaches were on hand at House of Sports, but Wood said three schools are working the hardest for his services.
“I’m wide open as a decision, but probably recruiting me the hardest, Florida just came on strong, North Carolina, South Carolina, a couple more,” he said.
North Carolina just received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but remains in the mix for Woods.
“They play at a fast pace and that’s what I like most,” he said.
As for the NOA, Woods was asked if that would factor into his decision.
“A little bit, a little bit,” he said.
South Carolina is the local school and is the favorite to land him at this point.
“That’s my home-state so I feel like I owe them something, so USC is always on my list,” he said.
Woods has visited the campus multiple time for games.
“Yeah, I love it,” he said.
Meantime, new Florida coach Mike White has reached out and made an impact on Woods.
“Like two weeks ago, he called me up so yeah they just came on,” Woods said.
“He just said he’s been recruiting me since he was at his other school [Louisiana Tech],” Woods said. “He just wanted me to take an interest in Florida.”
Woods says he has no timetable on cutting his list or making a decision.
“No specific timetable,” he said. “After this [AAU] season I’ll probably think about it more, but as far as a list and a decision I don’t know.”
Wherever he goes, Woods could be a major factor.
“Just attacking the basket and just running my team as a point guard,” he said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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