Last week, Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced that former Wake Forest guard Keyshawn Woods will join the Buckeyes for the 2018-19 college basketball season.
Woods left Wake Forest this offseason as a graduate transfer, meaning that he will immediately be eligible to play for Ohio State in 2018, according to NCAA rules. For his final year of eligibility, Woods will join an Ohio State team that went 25-9 (15-3 Big Ten) last season and made its first NCAA Tournament since 2015.
“We are really excited about the addition of Keyshawn Woods,” Holtmann said in a release. “Keyshawn is an older, experienced versatile guard who can make shots at a high level as well as be an important playmaker. Given our youth on the perimeter we look forward to Keyshawn filling a very important role of play and leadership within that position group. We think he will fit in well with the current makeup of the 2018-2019 Buckeye team.”
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) May 9, 2018
The 6-foot-3 Woods began his college career at Charlotte, where he averaged 8.4 points in 32 games for the 49ers. After his freshman season, Woods transferred to Wake Forest and had to sit out the 2015-16 season because of NCAA transfer rules.
In his two seasons with the Demon Deacons, Woods averaged 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from 3-point range.