So when the chance arose for the 2012 center prospect to attend Elite Camp at the University of Kansas this weekend, and spend a couple of days learning under Jayhawks assistant coach Danny Manning, he jumped at it – for obvious reasons.
"I was trying to be a sponge with him, and soak up the knowledge he
has," Adam Woodbury said, of Manning. "The little tips he could give me
to work on in my game."
Overall, the camp experience was a positive one for Woodbury. As one of
an extremely talented group of prospects gathered in Lawrence this
weekend, he not only had the chance to work in individual drills with
the coaches, but scrimmage with his fellow campers and members of the
current Jayhawks squad.
"It was a lot of fun," Woodbury said. "It was a great experience
playing against those guys. They're quick, powerful and they show me
what kind of things I need to do to get to their level, and how the
game is played when you're an elite D-1 athlete."
Already standing 7-feet tall and possessed of a rapidly-developing game
on both ends of the court, Woodbury has been the recipient of attention
from a number of college coaches out on the recruiting trail this
spring – including the University of Kansas.
While attending Elite Camp, he had the chance to speak further with
Jayhawks assistant Joe Dooley, who has been his main recruiting contact
"He actually sat down with me, (2012 guard Marcus Paige) and (2012
guard Mike Gessell) and ate lunch with us yesterday," Woodbury said
Saturday evening. "And we talked a little bit about the camp and how it
was going, and just touched base a little bit."
With his AAU squad, Martin Brothers Select, enjoying a bit of a break
from a rugged summer schedule, Woodbury will join Paige in St. Louis
next weekend for the Nike Hoop Jamboree – an annual gathering of the
top underclassmen in high school hoops.
Woodbury currently holds scholarship offers from Creighton, Drake,
Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska and Utah.
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