News broke today that Dominic Woodson, a 4 star center out of Huntington, West Virginia, would be released from his letter of intent from Baylor University. With the return of big men Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin, it didn’t seem like there was going to be a lot of available playing time in the Bears front court next season, so Woodson elected to transfer. No surprise there, but the real surprise is that Woodson is considering Gonzaga University as a new possible destination.
This was revealed by Memphisroar.com, who released this following tweet on Monday afternoon.
According to Dominic Woodson's mentor Kevin Robinson, the list for Woodson is Memphis, Cincy, URI, SCarolina & Gonzaga. Marshall not on it.
— MemphisRoar (@MemphisRoar) May 21, 2013
According to rivals, Woodson is the ninth ranked center in the 2013 class, and the 90th overall prospect. Woodson can do a little bit of everything; he is a great passer and shooter for being 6’9″, and has a great post up game to back that up. His basketball IQ is above average as far as centers go, and he is extremely cognoscente of his surroundings. He is a force in the middle of the lane and possess the ability to post a double-double any given day. The only real knock on Woodson is that he is a little limited athletically, so he must rely on his skill set exclusively when going against bigger, stronger, and faster big men.
Woodson would be a fantastic fit for the Gonzaga team. He would likely come in a play big minutes immediately if he elected to bring his talents to Spokane, since Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk left the program. If limited playing time was his biggest issue at Baylor, it certainly would not be a large issue at Gonzaga. Woodson will announce his visits in the next few days, and if Gonzaga is on there, look for Mark Few and his staff to recruit Woodson extremely tough. A few days ago, I wrote an article about Mark Few’s lack of a killer instinct, which can be read here. If Few was able to get Woodson to commit to the Zags over schools such as Memphis and Cincinnati, not only would the Bulldogs become significantly better, but that article would become less relevant as well.
Moser and Davis might have gotten away, but the Zags haven’t completely given up yet.