Recruiting: Teammate of Gophers’ McNeil Back on Market

May 20, 2013
Recruiting: Top 100 Teammate of Gophers’ McNeil Back on Market

2013 big man Dominic Woodson (#83 RSCI) is looking for a new school after deciding against attending Baylor. The Bears will return 7’1″ center Isaiah Austin (13.0p, 8.3r per game in 2012-13) and 6’9″ forward Cory Jefferson (13.3p, 8.0r).

Woodson spent the 2011-12 school year at Vermont Academy where he played with Minnesota Gophers’ incoming guard Daquein McNeil. Dominic is a native of Louisville, Ky. although he left the area in middle school.

During the 2011-12 season, Louisville and the Pitinos were quite involved with Dominic’s recruitment.

Woodson, who played this past year at Huntington Prep (W. Va.), could wind up in prep school for another year. However, we’d expect a number of D-I programs to seek his services immediately. [Update 1:30pm CT 5/20/13:  Grant Taylor of the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W. Va. says he spoke with Woodson today who said that he’s interested in Marshall and Memphis.
Update 7:15pm CT 5/29/13: Woodson has decided on Memphis.] 

For a Minnesota team lacking interior depth, Woodson has potential. He’s a very big man that rivals Mo Walker in size. Strong rebounder that can finish scoring plays, but his passing is also well regarded.

Could the Gophers have two players from the group of Elliott Eliason, Mo Walker and Dominic Woodson on the court at the same time? Not very often. However, Eliason and Walker only averaged a combined 20 minutes per game in 2012-13.

Woodson played with Texas Pro in the EYBL last summer. In 10 regular season games he averaged 10.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game.

The Vermont Academy video below begins with a dunk from Daquein McNeil. The following play is McNeil connecting with Woodson on the alley-oop.

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