Seventh Woods

Seventh Day'Vonte Woods (born August 7, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the South Carolina Gamecocks of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). He previously played for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Seventh Woods
Seventh Woods 2021 (cropped).jpg
Woods with South Carolina in 2021
No. 23 – South Carolina Gamecocks
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueSoutheastern Conference
Personal information
Born (1998-08-07) August 7, 1998 (age 22)
Columbia, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolHammond School
(Columbia, South Carolina)
College
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Woods was born on August 7, 1998, in Columbia, South Carolina. Woods is the youngest of four brothers and started playing basketball when he was four years old.[1]

High school careerEdit

Seventh Woods started on the Hammond School varsity basketball team in the 8th grade when he was only 13 years old. As an 8th grader, he averaged 14.6 points per game. As a freshman, Woods averaged 19.3 points per game and earned the Hammond basketball player of the year, aiding his team to a 22–5 record and the SCISA Class AAA state championship game. His sophomore season, he averaged 20 points per game, while also averaging 4 steals, 3.8 assists, and 3.6 rebounds and earned the South Carolina boys basketball player of the year and was selected for the U16 USA National Team. His team went 5–0 and won the U16 Championship[2] As a junior in 2014–15, Woods averaged 16.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.6 steals per game while leading Hammond to a state championship in 2015.[3] After the conclusion of his junior season, Woods joined his AAU team, Carolina Wolves on the Under Armour Association Circuit. Woods averaged 16.9 Points per game and 3.5 Assist per game on the Under Armour Association Circuit. Woods also played in the Elite 24 Invitational game in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2015. As a senior in 2015–16, he averaged 18.9 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 5.0 assist per game and 3.5 steals per game. As of now, Woods was a 4 star recruit according to ESPN and is the No. 54 prospect in the nation and the No. 14 in the point guard position in the Class of 2016. Woods gained notable fame from his Hoop Mixtape, "Seventh Woods Is The BEST 14 Year Old In The Country! CRAZY Athlete", which became the most viewed Hoop Mixtape on YouTube with over 15 million views.[4]

Woods was heavily recruited by both North Carolina and South Carolina. Woods signed with North Carolina on November 11, 2014.[5]

College careerEdit

North CarolinaEdit

As a freshman, Woods played in all 40 games, tying a school record. He averaged nearly eight minutes per game, mainly in relief to the starting point guard Joel Berry. He had his best game of the season against Duke, where he scored four points and lead the team with four assists. Woods was limited by a stress fracture in his foot, he missed 17 games due to the injury. Before his injury, he tied his career high in scoring with nine points in the season opener against Northern Iowa.

During the offseason, Woods was in a competition for the starting point guard role with Coby White but did not get the job. In his Junior season, Woods started one game against UNCW when Coby White was out with an ankle injury. He had the best game of his college career when UNC got a signature win over Gonzaga who at the time was ranked fourth in the country. He set a new career high in scoring with 14 points. On April 25, 2019, Woods announced that he would transfer from the University of North Carolina[6]

South CarolinaEdit

On June 7, 2019, Woods announced he would transfer to South Carolina.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 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
* Led NCAA Division I

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 North Carolina 40* 0 7.7 .283 .182 .610 1.4 1.2 .5 .1 1.5
2017–18 North Carolina 20 0 7.0 .300 .000 .800 .7 1.0 .3 .1 1.1
2018–19 North Carolina 34 1 10.8 .419 .400 .643 1.0 2.1 .9 .1 2.5
2019–20 South Carolina
  Redshirt
2020–21 South Carolina 18 13 19.0 .368 .185 .667 1.7 1.9 1.1 .1 5.4
Career 112 14 10.3 .356 .212 .640 1.2 1.6 .7 .1 2.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seventh Woods". NBA.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  2. ^ "Hammond School (Columbia, S.C.) star PG Seventh Woods is a human highlight reel". USA Today High School Sports. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  3. ^ "Seventh Woods' High School Basketball Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  4. ^ "Hoopmixtape Most Viewed Videos". VidStatsX. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  5. ^ "Seventh Woods - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  6. ^ "Rising senior guard Seventh Woods to transfer from UNC basketball". The Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved June 7, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Seventh Woods has joined the South Carolina program". 247 Sports. Retrieved June 7, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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