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Requested and was granted his release by Wake Forest in October 2010 ... Big man who came on strong at the end of the 2009-10 season ... Extremely athletic with great size and length ... Possesses a tough, physical inside presence ... Attacks the rim with great fury ... Runs the floor very well ... Terrific shot blocker and rebounder ... Has a soft touch around the rim, shooting almost 59 percent over his two seasons.
Played in all 31 games and made nine starts ... Began the year in the starting lineup and started each of the first six games ... Started a pair of ACC contests ... Played an average of 13.3 minutes per game ... Averaged 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game ... Ranked seventh on the team in scoring, third in blocks (24) and fourth in offensive rebounds (56) ... Shot 60.8 percent from the field, going 59-of-97 from the floor ... Came on strong at the end of the season, scoring 11 points in consecutive games in the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament ... Scored in double figures four times ... Ranked third on the team with 21 dunks.
Opened the season in the Deacons' starting lineup vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 13) and finished with 5 rebounds, including 4 on the offensive end ... Scored 12 points and had 6 rebounds and 2 blocks at East Carolina (Nov. 15) ... Scored 9 points and had a block vs. High Point (Nov. 18) ... Pulled down 6 rebounds and had 4 blocks vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Had 2 points in 4 minutes vs. William & Mary (Nov. 28) ... Had 2 rebounds and a block at Purdue (Dec. 1) ... Came off the bench at Gonzaga (Dec. 5) and had 2 points and 1 rebound ... Finished with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks vs. Elon (Dec. 13) ... Had 4 points and 3 boards at UNC Wilmington (Dec. 16) ... Scored 2 points and pulled down 5 boards off the bench vs. NC State (Dec. 20) ... Turned in 3 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks at UNC Greensboro (Dec. 28) ... Pulled down 2 boards in limited action vs. Richmond (Dec. 31) ... Had 2 points and a steal vs. Xavier (Jan. 3) ... Picked up 2 fouls in limited action at Miami (Jan. 9) ... Scored 4 points on a pair of dunks and had 2 blocks vs. Maryland (Jan. 12) ...Finished with 5 points and 2 rebounds at Duke (Jan. 17) ... Had 6 points, 2 boards and a block at North Carolina (Jan. 20) ... Turned in 5 points and 6 rebounds vs. Virginia (Jan. 23) ... Had 7 points on 3-of-5 shooting at Georgia Tech (Jan. 28) ... Scored 6 points on 3-of-3 shooting vs. Miami (Feb. 2) ... Finished with 6 points on 3-of-5 shooting to go along with 4 rebounds and 2 blocks at Virginia (Feb. 6) ... Had 2 points and a rebound before being ejected from the game for a flagrant foul vs. Boston College (Feb. 9) ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and had a block vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 13) ... Had 2 points and 2 rebounds at Virginia Tech (Feb. 16) ... Turned in 4 points and 5 rebounds at NC State (Feb. 20) ... Scored 8 points on 3-of-4 shooting and pulled down 4 boards in a start vs. North Carolina (Feb. 27) ... Pulled down 5 rebounds at Florida State (Mar. 3) ... Had 4 points and 3 rebounds vs. Clemson (Mar. 7) ... Scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament (Mar. 11) ... Pulled down 8 rebounds and scored 11 points in the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas (Mar. 18) ... All eight points came on put-back dunks vs. the Longhorns ... Turned in 5 points on 2-of-3 shooting to go along with 5 rebounds, an assist and a steal in the NCAA Tournament second round vs. Kentucky (Mar. 20).
Played in 30 games and made one start ... Drew his first career starting assignment in Wake Forest's NCAA Tournament game against Cleveland State ... Played an average of 10.9 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... Shot 56.3 percent from the field, which was the highest mark on the team regardless of number of attempts ... Finished with 13 blocks and five steals ... Ranked sixth on the team in blocked shots ... Turned in 17 dunks on the year ... Saw action in 15 ACC contests, coming off the bench in each ... Averaged 3.0 points and 2.6 rebounds per game and shot 54.5 percent in conference play.
Made his collegiate debut with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting vs. N.C. Central (Nov. 14) ... Scored in double figures for the second straight game, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. UNC Wilmington (Nov. 19) ... Also pulled down six boards against the Seahawks ... Had six points, five rebounds and two steals vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Scored two points in eight minutes vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 27) ... Had five points on 2-of-3 shooting and three blocks vs. UTEP (Nov. 28) ... Played eight minutes but did not record any statistics vs. Baylor (Nov. 30) in the championship game of the 76 Classic ... Made only field goal attempt in 16 minutes vs. Indiana (Dec. 3) ... Also pulled down five boards against the Hoosiers ... Had five points and six rebounds vs. Bucknell (Dec. 6) ... Pulled down two boards vs. Wright State (Dec. 14) ... Went 3-for-3 from the floor to finish with seven points at East Carolina (Dec. 22) ... Had two rebounds and a block vs. Radford (Dec. 30) ... Scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting and pulled down three rebounds in his ACC career debut vs. North Carolina (Jan. 11) ... Scored two points and had two boards at Clemson (Jan. 17) ... Had two rebounds and a block vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) ... Scored four points and had three rebounds at Georgia Tech (Jan. 31) ... Scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Boston College (Feb. 8) ... Had five points and four rebounds at NC State (Feb. 11) ... Scored six points by going 6-for-6 at the foul line vs. Florida State (Feb. 14) ... Had five rebounds and two points vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) ... Had two points and two rebounds vs. NC State (Feb. 26) ... Scored six points and had four offensive boards at Virginia (Feb. 28) ... Pulled down five rebounds in 11 minutes at Maryland (Mar. 3) ... Scored four points on a pair of dunks vs. Clemson (Mar. 8) ... Saw limited action vs. Maryland in the ACC Tournament (Mar. 13) ... Made his first career start vs. Cleveland State in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 20).
Rated as the No. 3 center and the No. 20 overall prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com ... Also tabbed by Rivals as a five-star recruit and as the third-best 2008 recruit in the state of Georgia ... Ranked by Scout.com as the No. 9 center and the No. 45 recruit in the country ... Rated as the No. 29 prospect nationally by HoopsReport.com and the No. 41 recruit by Hoopmasters.com ... Part of a Wake Forest recruiting class that was ranked No. 3 in the country by Rivals ... Named a 2008 fourth team Parade All-American, becoming the first-ever player from his high school to receive the honor ... Played at Rome High School under coach Keeth Jones ... As a senior, led the Wolves to the Georgia 4A Elite Eight while averaging 17.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game ... Named first team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2008 ... Named the 2008 Rome News-Tribune Player of the Year ... Two-time Rome News-Tribune All-Area Team honoree in 2007 and 2008 ... Named to the Georgia Sportswriters Association 4A All-State team ... Tabbed as the GACA North 4A Player of the Year ... Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots per game as a junior ... Played in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic in Madison Square Garden ... Was a teammate on the White squad with Al-Farouq Aminu ... Started and had eight points, five rebounds and two blocks in a 124-114 loss to the Blue squad ... Is one of just four Demon Deacon recruits to ever play in the Jordan Brand Classic (Aminu; Chris Paul in 2003; Justin Gray in 2002) ... Played summer ball for Norman Parker and Bo Bell on the Georgia Stars where he was a teammate with Aminu ... Helped his 16U team to the Boo Williams Tournament title and his 17U squad to the King James Tournament championship.
Given name is Samuel Antonio Woods, Jr. ... Son of Jackie Cunningham and Tony Woods, Sr. ... Has two sisters ... Born Jan. 24, 1990 in Rome, Ga. ... Committed verbally to Wake Forest in July 2007, on the same day as Al-Farouq Aminu ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Alabama, Florida and Georgia ... Wore No. 55 in high school ... Majoring in communication.