On Tuesday night, the Ohio State Buckeyes got some exciting news as the team learned that Wake Forest transfer Keshawn Woods had committed to the program. He joins the Buckeyes after two relatively productive seasons with the Demon Deacons.
Woods originally came out of Gastonia, North Carolina and committed to the Charlotte 49ers out of high school. He played with Charlotte for one season before transferring to Wake Forest for the last two seasons, after sitting out one due to NCAA rules.
During the last two seasons, Woods averaged 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game over 28.3 minutes of playing time. He played 20 or more minutes in 10 of the team’s final 11 games of last season.
There’s little debating that Woods will see some serious playing time in Columbus with the team’s substantial offseason attrition this year. Woods primarily saw time at the two and three spots at Wake Forest and should stay there for Ohio State as well. The Buckeyes are losing Andrew Dakich, Jae’’Sean Tate, and Kam Williams to graduation and Keita Bates-Diop to the NBA Draft. As such, there are plenty of minutes available for Woods.
Woods was a relatively productive offensive player for the Demon Deacons and Buckeye fans will hope that carries over for next season. He has shot 42.5 percent from three-point range over his career and hit 84.5 percent from the free throw line last year. Those are numbers Ohio State will need after losing some major offensive contributors.
No one can be sure how Woods will progress once he arrives at Ohio State, but Buckeye fans should be excited about adding another talented piece to the roster.