Wake Forest Adds Transfer Keyshawn Woods
Wake Forest adds Charlotte transfer guard Keyshawn Woods
June 16, 2015

By Josh Gresh, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest has added Keyshawn Woods, a second-year transfer guard from Charlotte, head coach Danny Manning announced on Tuesday. Woods played his freshman season with the 49ers and will have to sit out one season per NCAA rules. He will be eligible to play for the 2016-17 season.

"We are excited about Keyshawn joining our basketball program here at Wake Forest," said Manning. "Keyshawn is a very talented versatile basketball player. He has a tremendous work ethic on and off the court. Although he will be sitting out this year, red-shirting him will have a huge impact on our team. He has been well prepared from his AAU and high school coaches. We look forward to having another player from our area wearing the Demon Deacon jersey."

The native of Gastonia, N.C., Woods will have three years of eligibility remaining after joining Wake Forest. The 6-3, 182-pound guard played in 32 games averaging 8.4 points, 1.2 assists and shot 48.8% from the field as a freshman with Charlotte this past season. He earned Conference USA Freshman of the Week honors twice (December 22, March, 9) for the 49ers and led Conference USA in three-point field goal percentage at 46.6%, ranked 13th best in the country last season.

"I would like to thank his father Deon Jefferie, his mother Fawn Woods, brother Deon Jefferie Jr., and sisters Ayanna Woods and Jazmine Bigger for all of their support of him during his process of becoming a Demon Deacon," added Manning.

A 2014 four-star recruit according to Scout.com out of Northside High School, Woods was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year during his senior year in 2014. He was also named Metrolina Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game as a senior.



He added to his accolades during his senior campaign earning All-State by the Associated Press, Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg Player of the Year honors, and a Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg team member in 2014.

Woods played an integral role in helping Northside Christian Academy earn a national top-10 ranking. Woods scored 22 points and grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists in the 2014 State Championship game. He was also a three-time NCISAA Class 2A first-team All-State selection. Prior to Northside Christian Academy, he played his first two seasons of high school basketball for Gaston Day, and was named a Max Preps All-American while playing with the Spartans.

Woods will join Bryant Crawford, John Collins, and Doral Moore, as a part of the 2015-16 recruiting class.

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