Travon Woodall: One of 2008's Best

This past week, the nation's finest basketball players made the trip to Teaneck, New Jersey to participate in the star-studed Reebok ABCD camp. Some traveled long distances and had long plane fights or car rides to get to the event, but for Paterson native Travon Woodall, it was only short 10-mile trip to FDU.

Travon Woodall certainly did not disappoint at the camp and we had an opportunity to speak with the young basketball player to talk about his recruitment.

A 6-1 junior guard, Woodall is an impressive Class of 2008 prospect. His strengths on the court include being able to create for himself and his teammates. He is an extremely athletic, hard-nosed player with a knack for getting to the basketball. Around the hoop, he is a solid finisher and knows how to distribute the ball after he penetrates. Woodall is explosive off the dribble and has great court vision. Learning from one of the best teachers in Coach Bobby Hurley, the St. Anthony's product certainly has a lot of potential.

It is no surprise that Woodall has received a tremendous amount of attention from college coaches around the country. Rutgers, Seton Hall, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and a host of other schools are all recruiting the 3-star rated player extremely hard. He holds several offers, including one from RU.

When asked about the whole recruiting process, Woodall was very humble, and appreciative of the opportunities basketball has presented him with. "I'm just excited to be going to college," Travon said. "When I was a kid, I didn't really expect to be going to college."

Woodall is interested in his state school and talks with head coach Fred Hill often. Travon is also very good friends with current RU player Marquis Webb. He used to watch Webb when he was younger and the two have forged a strong relationship off the court. Woodall says that Webb has spoken to him about playing for the Scarlet Knights and going to school at Rutgers: "He told me what a great experience it is [to go to Rutgers], what a great opportunity it is and how great the Rutgers atmosphere is, especially playing at the RAC."

Last season, Woodall averaged around 11 points per game for St. Anthony's and was named one of the top sophomores in the state by the Star Ledger. At the ABCD camp, Travon averaged 8.9 points a game, along with 2.9 assists.


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