Andre Woolridge

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Andre Woolridge
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1973-11-11) November 11, 1973 (age 41)
Omaha, Nebraska
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Benson (Omaha, Nebraska)
College Nebraska (1992–1993)
Iowa (1994–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Pro career 1997–2009
Career history
1997–1999 Beşiktaş
1999–2000 Le Mans
2000–2001 Besiktas
2001–2002 P.A.O.K.
2002 Snaidero Udine
2002 Asheville Altitude
2002 Le Mans
2002–2004 Gravelines
2004 Ironi Nahariya
2005 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2006 Phantoms Braunschweig
2006–2008 Oyak Renault
2008–2009 Keravnos
Career highlights and awards

Andre Woolridge (born November 11, 1973) is an American former basketball player. He was an All-American college player at the University of Iowa and played professionally for 12 years in nine different countries.

Woolridge, a point guard from Omaha, Nebraska, starred for Omaha Benson High School where he led the team to the 1992 Nebraska state championship, scoring a record 50 points in the title game.[1] He chose to play college basketball at the University of Nebraska as part of an acclaimed recruiting class with fellow in state talents Erick Strickland and Jaron Boone.[2] He averaged 4.9 points and 2.0 assists per game and was named to the Big Eight Conference all-freshman team in 1993.[3]

Following his freshman season, Woolridge transferred to Iowa to play for coach Tom Davis. After sitting out the 1993–94 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he became a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes. In his junior season, he was named first team All-Big Ten after averaging 13.1 points and 6.0 assists and leading the team to the 1996 NCAA tournament. As a senior, Woolridge became the first player to lead the Big Ten in scoring and assists and was again named first team All-Conference. He also received national recognition as he was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press.[4]

Following his college career, Woolridge was not selected in the 1997 NBA draft. He instead signed with Beşiktaş in the Turkish Basketball League, starting an international career that included the top leagues in Turkey, Italy, France, Germany and Israel. Woolridge retired in 2009 and started a basketball academy in Sacramento, California.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andre Woolridge profile". Nebraska HS Sports HOF. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Chatelain, Dirk (August 1, 2013). "World of Woolridge". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ 1993-94 Big Eight men's basketball media guide, page 13
  4. ^ "Andre Woolridge to Receive Honor". Iowa Hawkeyes. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 

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