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Posted On: 02/8/18 5:41 PM
Muir High wing Hunter Woods is one of the top remaining seniors left on the recruiting board in Southern California.
The 6-foot-5 lefty has the size, length and athleticism to play any position, one through four, on the high school level.
This season has been one of Woods best yet as he’s averaging just under a double-double with 20.2 points and 9.4 rebounds for the 20-6 Mustangs.
One of the most telling statistics for Woods is the fact that he’s connected on 53 3-pointers this season, addressing one of the most glaring needs in his game.
“My shot is working well this season,” Woods told Prep Hoops So-Cal. “My teammates are helping me find easier shots by moving the ball and cutting and moving. Ball movement and player movement has really helped me.”
Woods believes that the unselfishness and overall basketball IQ of his teammates has helped a ton as far as wins and losses go.
The Mustangs won the Silver Division championship at the Classic at Damien and are tied with Pasadena atop the Pacific League heading into the final game of the season against the Bulldogs Thursday night.
“This team has come together and everyone is buying in to what the coach is selling,” Woods said of the team’s success. “We’re playing together, everyone is hitting shots and we’re playing well.”
Woods is aware of what his biggest weaknesses are and the aspects of his game that he needs to work on in order to achieve success at the Division I level.
“I’m going to keep working on my ball handling,” he said. “That will make everything easier for me, especially my one and two dribble pull-up jumper. I want to get everything tighter and the game will come easier.”
Woods also has an idea of what position he can excel at at the next level.
“I feel like I can play the two or three on the next level,” he said. “I’m putting the ball on the deck a little bit more and getting to the basket easier.”
Woods mentioned that he’s hearing from Montana the most right now.