20  Avery Woodson
Avery Woodson


Waynesboro, Miss.

High School:
Wayne County

Last College:
Southeastern Louisiana/East Mississippi C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 196



Sport and Leisure Management


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Memphis men's basketball vs Bradley at FedExForum on December 6, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy.


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Memphis men's basketball vs Stephen F. Austin on December 2, 2014 at FedExForum. Photos by Joe Murphy.

Junior College
Following 2013-14 season, rated the nation's No. 34 junior college player by 247sports.com ... Played his only season with East Mississippi Community College in 2013-14 ... The Lions finished with a 20-7 overall record, the program's fifth-straight 20-win campaign ...

Named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region XXIII Team ... Also a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-North Division first team selection ...

The Lions' second-leading scorer (15.7 ppg) and rebounder (5.8 rpg) ... Shot 42.5 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from the arc and 73.3 percent from the charity stripe ... Saw action in all 27 games and made 25 starts ... Netted double figures in 22 games ... Had 10 20-point performances, including two 30-point outings ... Hit three or more treys 15 times ... Hit 40 percent or better from the arc 15 times (minimum 4 attempts) ... Grabbed five or more boards 19 times ... Recorded two double-doubles against East Central (21 points-10 rebounds) and Coahoma (26 points-12 rebounds) ... Dished out a season-high five assists vs. Northeast Mississippi ... Hit a season-best eight FT twice (8-of-8 vs. Wallace State-Hanceville; 8-of-12 vs. East Central) ...

East Mississippi fell to Jones County 73-72 in the NJCAA Region XXIII semifinals, ending the Lions' string of four-consecutive regional crowns ... Scored 18 points in the regional semifinal contest ... Dropped a 73-72 decision to Itawamba in the MACJC state tournament championship game ... Netted 15 points in the title game, including a 60-foot buzzer-beater before the halftime horn ... In the MACJC state tournament semifinal win over Jones County, scored 31 points on 10-of-19 FG, including 9-of-17 from the arc (FG, FGA, 3P, 3PA all season highs) ... Named MACJC Player of the Week Feb. 11, 2014, after averaging 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins over William Carey's junior varsity squad and Mississippi Delta ... Shot 52 percent from the field and 48 percent from the three-point line in the two games ... Scored a season-high 32 points vs. Wallace State-Hanceville ... Hit six three-pointers and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the win over Wallace State-Hanceville.

Southeastern Louisiana
Signed with the Lions program out of Wayne County High School ... Did not see action and was redshirted for the 2012-13 season ... Transferred to East Mississippi Community College following the season.

High School
Capped his prep playing career by participating in the 2012 Mississippi/Alabama High School All-Star Basketball Game ... Scored five points and pulled down four rebounds in the all- star contest (109-104 Alabama win) ...

A Mississippi Class 5A All-State second team selection by The Clarion-Ledger as a senior ... Averaged a team-leading 15.1 points per game, including nine 20-point outings ... Scored a season-high 30 points against West Jones ...

Helped lead head coach Ron Norman's 33-2 Wayne County High School War Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2012 Class 5A Mississippi High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) State Tournament ... Voted team's Best Offensive Player and shared team MVP honors with Raeford Worsham (now a junior at Jackson State) his senior season ... Named to the 2011-12 Jackson Clarion-Ledger Boys Basketball Dandy Dozen preseason basketball team ...

As a junior, averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds ... Helped lead the 31-1 War Eagles to the 2011 Class 5A state championship ... Tallied 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 treys) from the field and 5-of-5 from the line in title-game win over Lanier ... Hit two three-pointers in the final period to secure the 82-74 championship-game victory over Lanier ...

Following his junior campaign, selected to the all-district team ... Also named Wayne County High School's Most Improved Player in 2010-11 ... Played in the 2011 Mississippi North-South All-Star Game for rising seniors.

Birthday is December 15 ... Born in Hattiesburg, Miss. ... Son of Darryl and Annie Woodson.

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