|Born||21 June 1978|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Nationality||American / Lebanese|
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||Cardinal Ritter College Prep|
(St. Louis, Missouri)
|NBA draft||2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2010–2011||Al Riyadi Beirut|
|2011–2012||Zob Ahan Isfahan|
|2012–2014||Al Riyadi Beirut|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school and college careerEdit
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Woods attended high school at Cardinal Ritter College Prep, where he teamed with ex-NBA player Jahidi White and Duke University standout Chris Carrawell. He started his college career at Wake Forest University, where he was supposed to take over the center position once Tim Duncan left. However, he transferred to the University of Arizona.
Woods was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft. After leaving the Timberwolves, Woods played for the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors, where he appeared in 45 games during the 2004–05 season and posted a career best 3.9 points per game. On 15 August 2006, he signed with the Sacramento Kings as a backup center, but he was waived before the season began.
Woods joined the Lithuanian giants Žalgiris Kaunas in 2007. In June 2007, he joined the Turkish side Efes Pilsen. He signed two 10-day contracts with the Houston Rockets on 21 March and 1 April 2008. After being waived by the Rockets on 14 July 2008, he signed again with Žalgiris Kaunas on 16 July. He joined CAI Zaragoza in 2009.
In October 2010 he signed with Al Riyadi Beirut in Lebanon, where he averaged 14.3 points and 14.3 rebounds. In 2012, he signed with Al Riyadi Beirut again. On 20 December 2014 he was released by Al Riyadi Beirut.
NBA career statisticsEdit
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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National team careerEdit
In July 2013, Woods became a naturalized Lebanese citizen, and a member of their national basketball team. After the 2013 suspension in which Lebanon were unable to compete FIBA competitions, he was once again called by 2015 head coach Veselin Matić as a solution to the 5 position for the coming 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in September.
- Kings sign C Loren Woods.
- KINGS SIGN LOREN WOODS TO A CONTRACT.
- Fantasy basketball: Player notes. Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Loren Woods comes back to Zalgiris.
- Rockets sign Woods to second 10-day contract.
- Woods set to sign.
- Rockets release backup center Woods, sign Greene.
- "Talkbasket.net Zaragoza grabs Woods". Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
- Riyadi signs former NBA center Woods
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Loren Woods. asia-basket.com
- Riyadi Beirut cuts Loren Woods
- Cedars bounce back with comfortable win