After just more than a month of searching, Chris Holtmann has landed a graduate transfer point guard.
Wake Forest graduate transfer Keyshawn Woods announced Tuesday evening on his Twitter page that he will spend his final year of eligibility in Columbus, with a simple graphic.
— Keyshawn Woods (@KeyshawnWoods1) April 24, 2018
Woods visited campus the weekend of the Ohio State spring football game and was also reportedly interested in Louisville and Virginia Tech amongst a handful of others. He will be eligible to play immediately. His commitment comes one day after the Buckeyes officially announced the transfer of Florida State guard C.J. Walker, who won't be eligible to play until 2019-2020.
The Woods File
- CLASS: Transfer (2014)
- SIZE: 6-foot-3, 205 pounds
- POS: PG/SG
- SCHOOL: Wake Forest (Northside Christian Academy (N.C.))
- COMPOSITE RATING: ★★★
- COMPOSITE RANK: 63 (2014 SG)
Ohio State was in the market for a graduate transfer point guard for the second straight season after Andrew Dakich spent his fifth year as a Buckeye in 2017-18 after transferring from Michigan. With Dakich gone, the Buckeyes had just one point guard with legitimate experience on the roster in C.J. Jackson, who is set to return for his senior year in 2018-19.
Woods averaged 11.9 points and 1.9 assists per game last season for the Demon Deacons, which finished 11-20 overall in 2017-18. His best collegiate season came in 2016-17, when he started 22 of 33 games for Wake Forest, averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest. He started just five games as a redshirt junior last season.
Woods started his college career at Charlotte in 2014-15 before transferring to Wake Forest following a coaching change.
The 6-foot-3, 205 pound guard has shown an ability to score from the perimeter throughout his career. In three collegiate seasons, he has shot the ball at a 42.5 percent clip from behind the arc and last season, shot a career-best 84.5 percent from the charity stripe.