Woods visits Hawk Hill

Over the weekend, St. Joe's played host to Charlotte transfer Keyshawn Woods. Woods is also considering Wake Forest, Butler, Creighton, and South Carolina. Get the latest on Woods' visits and how he has a special connection to St. Joe's inside.

Keyshawn Woods, a 6'3 guard out of Northside Christian (NC), had a terrific freshman year at Charlotte. In just over 25 minutes per game, Woods averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Keyshawn shot 41-88 from three on the year, good for 47%. When Charlotte and head coach Alan Major decided to part ways at the end of this past season, Woods decided to leave Charlotte. That's where St. Joe's came into the picture.

St. Joe's spent quite a bit of time watching Keyshawn Woods during his high school career. That's because Woods and rising St. Joe's sophomore James Demery were both high school and AAU teammates. When Woods decided to leave Charlotte, it was a somewhat natural fit for the Hawks to get involved. Woods knows Demery and the SJU coaching staff to a certain degree. And the Hawks are in desperate need for shooting help, which is where Woods stands out.

Over this past weekend, Woods took an official visit to Hawk Hill, bringing along his parents. It was his first official visit. He visited South Carolina unofficially, and will now trek to Wake Forest Tuesday and Butler Wednesday. He is then slated to take an official visit to Creighton next Tuesday through Thursday..

Woods has stated that he would like to pick a school and enroll in time for the second session of summer school. If that is the case, it would appear that he will make a decision shortly after his visits come to an end.

St. Joe's currently has one 2016 recruiting commitment, in Philly Pride wing Charles Brown. Off the bat, Brown will be able to come in and help the Hawks in the role of a shooter. If St. Joe's could fight off these Big East and ACC schools to land Woods, shooting will go from a weakness this past year to a strength in 2016-2017. Woods will have to sit out the upcoming season (15-16) and will then have three years of eligibility remaining.

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