Posted On: 10/22/18 12:00 PM

When you grow up idolizing guys like Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, passing is probably going to be your thing.

Such is the case for Woodward’s 5-foot-11 point guard Michael Whitmore. 

“Some of my major strengths are my ball-handling and my basketball IQ, like my vision, I see the game and plays before they happen. I feel like I can get my teammates involved,” said the junior floor general. “Personally, I’d rather see my teammates score than score myself.”

Whitmore is preparing now for his junior season with the War Eagles. He’ll use what he learned this summer with HYPE Hawks 16U to make himself a standout this winter.

“The summer was cool because I’ve played with that team forever, so they’re all my friends. We were extremely guard-heavy, some games I’d bring the ball up the court, and sometimes I played the two and was the scorer,” said Whitmore.

With Woodward, his leadership will ramp up considerably this season.

“Last year, we had a lot of senior leadership; so, they were still leading the team. I was more of a facilitator, making sure all the guys were getting touches. This year, I’ve stepped into a high leadership role, I’m the biggest leader on the team,” said Whitmore.

There’s still plenty of time left for his recruitment to materialize, but Whitmore says this year is when he wants to see it spike.

“It’s started up, I’ve been in contact with Charleston Southern and Georgia State, that’s it for schools that have reached out to me,” he said.

“I’d like to have a few offers by the end of the school season.”