Is Seventh Woods, 14, the next basketball prodigy?
Meet a kid named Seventh Woods, whose mixtape of awesome from his freshman year is now making the rounds on the Internet.
Part of me cringes -- OK, shudders -- to compare a 14-year-old to an 18-year-old like Andrew Wiggins (who's yet to play a college game, no less). But nevertheless, meet Seventh Woods, the latest youngest YouTube-ready basketball to-be star in this country. Yes, his name is Seventh. No, I don't know the origin behind the name just yet. Yes, I'm hoping George Costanza had some sort of role.
The name sounds even better when you see what the kid can do. He just completed his freshman year at Hammond High School (Columbia, SC), where he averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals; he scored 47 two days after last Christmas, and in the same game dished 10 dimes. Woods, who can't even get a driver's permit yet, is listed at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds. He will grow bigger still.
Since he's a member of the class of 2016, many sites (thankfully; patience is OK when it comes to evaluating 14-year-olds) haven't gotten around to ranking those prospects just yet, or at least posting the rankings on the Web. But he is listed as a five-star player by Scout. He will become a very big deal very soon, for better or worse.
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