About six weeks ago, Seventh Woods went public on his Instagram to announce he was going to transfer from UNC and play basketball somewhere else. Not too many experienced point guards grow on trees, especially ones that have been in a system like North Carolina’s, and had been in that system for three years, so there was some pretty decent intrigue on where Woods would move to.
In the end, though, Woods decided to stick to his Columbia, SC roots. On Friday, he posted another Instagram story which included a University of South Carolina student ID. It was his way of saying he had chosen to finish his college career for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks.
In case you missed it when he announced his transfer, Jake wrote about the loss of Woods, the impact on the Tar Heels, and how much he’d be missed. The Gamecocks are going to be getting a kid that is battle-hardened in a premier conference, and one out to show he can live up to the hype he had coming into school.
Woods is not a graduate transfer as he has not completed his undergraduate workload, so he has to sit out a year prior to playing his senior season. South Carolina is also out of scholarships, so his redshirt year will be as a walk on. It’s unknown if Martin will hold a scholarship for Woods in the 2020-’21 season.
Basketball transfers are rare for Roy Williams and they can elicit different emotions depending on the player, but it’s tough not to root for Woods to have success. As long as as it’s not on the opposing sideline in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, you suspect most UNC fans will wish him success in Columbia.