Paris Woods Picks Up First Offer From Portland State

by Justin Vargas | Posted on Monday, February 26th, 2018

Everybody remembers the magic Portland State’s 6-foot freshman guard, Holland Woods, put out in his time in Arizona at Apollo High School. He has took that magic show on the road up to Portland, Oregon, where in his first season he is averaging nearly 11 points and 6 assists per game and clocking over 31 minutes per contest. Back on February 3rd, he went a perfect 10-for-10 from the field, setting school records, while scoring 29 points in a win against Eastern Washington.

The Vikings will attempt to reincarnate that magic when Holland walks off campus and moves on to his next venture through his little brother, freshman Apollo High guard, Paris Woods, keeping it all in the family. On Sunday evening, the Portland State Vikings officially offered Paris a scholarship to play college basketball at the same place his big brother is starting to build a legacy at.

As a freshman for the Hawks, he posted averages of nearly 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals per game for a team that came within seconds of knocking off the top-seeded, Deer Valley, on the road. Woods was phenomenal in that game with not a sign of freshman jitters in the win-or-go-home game. Though the Hawks came up short, Woods’ play was a big reason why they were in the thick of things in that game.

All season long, Woods played next to Emmanuel Taban, a top-150 ranked prospect in America. In that role, he spent the majority of the season knocking down outside shots, while still having the ability to penetrate and finish amongst the trees. Woods is smooth as silk linens, with a nice and tight handle and the ability to put the ball on the deck going either direction. While his feet need to speed up a little bit laterally, his ability to create turnovers on the defensive end is impressive. He is also really good at disrupting passing lanes and getting his team out into the open floor. As he matures, I would project him to be much more of a volume scorer.

Congratulations Paris, I am sure there will be much more to come. Woods will be traveling with AZ Future club program this spring and summer.

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