Loren Woods

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Loren Woods
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Al Riyadi Beirut
Center
Personal information
Born (1978-06-21) June 21, 1978 (age 36)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American, Lebanese
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Cardinal Ritter College Prep
(St. Louis, Missouri)
College Wake Forest (1996–1998)
Arizona (1999–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro playing career 2001–present
Career history
20012003 Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004 Miami Heat
20042006 Toronto Raptors
2007 Austin Toros (D-League)
2007 Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2007–2008 Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2008 Houston Rockets
2008–2009 Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2009 CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
2009–2010 Mahram Tehran (Iran)
2010–2011 Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)
2011–2012 Zob Ahan Isfahan (Iran)
2012–present Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)

Loren Woods (born 21 June 1978) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing with Al Riyadi Beirut. He is also a former NBA player.

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 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 August 15, 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 March 21 and April 1, 2008.[5][6] After being waived by the Rockets on July 14, 2008,[7] he signed again with Žalgiris Kaunas on July 16.[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.[11]

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
2002–03 Minnesota 2 0 1.0 .333 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2003–04 Miami 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2007–08 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

Lebanese national team[edit]

In July 2013, Woods became a naturalized Lebanese citizen, and a member of their national basketball team.[12]

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