JC point guard Mike Woodard getting interest

Mike Woodard, a 5-11 point guard from Los Angeles (CA) Southwest CC, has attracted the attention of several high-caliber schools. Woodard played at Youngstown State as a freshman, where he averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 assists per game, while playing 19.3 minutes per contest. He shot 42.5% from the field, 20% from three-point range and 56.3% from the charity stripe. Woodard played in the JC Challenge in Indianapolis, where he caught the eye of several high major Division I coaches.

Mike Woodard has gotten interest from Minnesota, Illinois, East Tennessee State and Mississippi, according to Los Angeles Southwest head coach Mack Cleveland.

Minnesota is also recruiting new Los Angeles Southwest big man James Davis, who will visit Minnesota Sept. 10 and Woodard could visit the Gophers the following weekend.

Woodard set career school records for most points, steals and assists at Fairburn (GA) Creekside High School and had his jersey retired by the school. He was a second-team Georgia Class AAAA selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as he averaged 13.1 points and 9.1 assists per game as a senior.

Woodard was a member of the Atlanta Tipoff Club Metro Atlanta Prep Team of the Year and first-team All-South Metro selection. He led Creekside to a No. 9 ranking in the final AJC state poll and paced the Seminoles to the Class AAAA quarterfinals, where they lost 58-55 to South Atlanta. Woodard played in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Classic and participated in the 2001 Nike All-America Camp.

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