Loren Woods

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Loren Woods
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Free agent
PositionCenter
Personal information
Born (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 40)
St. Louis, Missouri
NationalityAmerican / Lebanese
Listed height7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High schoolCardinal Ritter College Prep
(St. Louis, Missouri)
College
NBA draft2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2001–present
Career history
20012003Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004Miami Heat
20042006Toronto Raptors
2007Austin Toros
2007Žalgiris Kaunas
2007–2008Efes Pilsen
2008Houston Rockets
2008–2009Žalgiris Kaunas
2009CAI Zaragoza
2009–2010Mahram Tehran
2010–2011Al Riyadi Beirut
2011–2012Zob Ahan Isfahan
2012–2014Al Riyadi Beirut
2016–2018Al Hala
2018Al Ahli

Loren Woods (born 21 June 1978) is an American / Lebanese professional basketball player Al Hala. He also played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school and college career[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Woods attended high school at Cardinal Ritter College Prep, where he teamed with ex-NBA player Jahidi White and Duke University standout Chris Carrawell. He started his college career at Wake Forest University, where he was supposed to take over the center position once Tim Duncan left. However, he transferred to the University of Arizona.

Professional career[edit]

Woods was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft. After leaving the Timberwolves, Woods played for the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors, where he appeared in 45 games during the 2004–05 season and posted a career best 3.9 points per game. On 15 August 2006, he signed with the Sacramento Kings as a backup center,[1][2] but he was waived before the season began.[3]

Woods joined the Lithuanian giants Žalgiris Kaunas in 2007.[4] In June 2007, he joined the Turkish side Efes Pilsen, he signed two 10-day contracts with the Houston Rockets on 21 March and 1 April 2008.[5][6] After being waived by the Rockets on 14 July 2008,[7] he signed again with Žalgiris Kaunas on 16 July,[4] he joined CAI Zaragoza in 2009.[8]

In October 2010 he signed with Al Riyadi Beirut in Lebanon,[9] where he averaged 14.3 points and 14.3 rebounds.[10] In 2012, he signed with Al Riyadi Beirut again.[11] On 20 December 2014 he was released by Al Riyadi Beirut.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Minnesota 60 0 8.6 .344 .000 .733 2.0 .4 .3 .6 1.8
2002–03 Minnesota 38 11 9.3 .382 .333 .778 2.5 .5 .3 .3 2.1
2003–04 Miami 38 2 13.3 .458 .000 .600 3.5 .3 .3 .5 3.2
2004–05 Toronto 45 30 15.8 .433 .000 .576 4.9 .4 .2 .9 3.9
2005–06 Toronto 27 4 12.0 .475 .000 .429 4.1 .1 .3 .9 2.3
2007–08 Houston 7 0 2.4 .600 .000 .000 .1 .3 .0 .0 .9
Career 215 47 11.3 .419 .143 .642 3.2 .3 .3 .6 2.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Minnesota 2 0 1.0 .333 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2004 Miami 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008 Houston 1 0 1.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 4 0 1.3 .500 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Efes Pilsen 16 11 21.1 .590 .000 .766 6.5 .9 .8 1.4 8.0 13.8
2008–09 Žalgiris 8 8 31.2 .569 .000 .711 9.0 1.5 1.4 2.4 12.3 20.3

National team career[edit]

In July 2013, Woods became a naturalized Lebanese citizen, and a member of their national basketball team.[13] After the 2013 suspension in which Lebanon were unable to compete FIBA competitions, he was once again called by 2015 head coach Veselin Matić as a solution to the 5 position for the coming 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in September.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kings sign C Loren Woods.
  2. ^ KINGS SIGN LOREN WOODS TO A CONTRACT.
  3. ^ Fantasy basketball: Player notes. Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Loren Woods comes back to Zalgiris.
  5. ^ Rockets sign Woods to second 10-day contract.
  6. ^ Woods set to sign.
  7. ^ Rockets release backup center Woods, sign Greene.
  8. ^ Talkbasket.net Zaragoza grabs Woods.
  9. ^ Riyadi signs former NBA center Woods
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Loren Woods. asia-basket.com
  12. ^ Riyadi Beirut cuts Loren Woods
  13. ^ Cedars bounce back with comfortable win

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