Johnny Woodard Continues Strong Play

Johnny Woodard, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound sophomore from Duluth (MN) East, has continued his strong recent play with 27 points against Hopkins Thursday and 37 versus Osseo Saturday. Woodard, who has gotten off to an excellent start this season for the Greyhounds, has attracted the interest of several top college programs. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Woodard to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Johnny Woodard has helped lead the Greyhounds to a 9-6 start. They entered the week ranked #9 in Class AAAA, but will drop out of the top ten after losses a 104-64 loss to Hopkins and falling 70-64 to Osseo. Woodard And Duluth East have shined against Twin City are teams. They lost to Eastview 73-67 and defeated Andover 102-89, White Bear Lake 93-73 and Forest Lake 68-64.

Woodard scored 26 points in the win over White Bear Lake, 21 versus Forest Lake, 18 against Andover and 25 in their lone loss to Eastview.

The Greyhounds finished 12-14 last season, losing to Andover 93-78 in the first round of the Class AAAA Section 8 playoffs as Woodard averaged 15.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a freshman.

Woodard is hearing from UW-Milwaukee (which has extended a scholarship offer), Santa Clara and Iowa State, Montana, North Dakota and North Dakota State, but expect that list to grow with more exposure. He played for the Minnesota Pump N Run 15-and-under program, but missed some events, due to family obligations.

Woodard told Golden Sports.Net that he is working hard on his game.

"My defense and rebounding."

Woodard said that he isn't totally pleased with his team play, despite a good start.

"I feel that we can do better. Just got to work harder."

Woodard is not sure of his summer AAU plans.

"I'm not sure what team I am playing for, but I am definitely going to be playing."

Woodard moved to Duluth for Gary, Indiana before his teens.

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