Qyntel Woods

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Qyntel Woods
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Woods with Olympiacos, in 2008.
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1981-02-16) February 16, 1981 (age 33)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Carver (Memphis, Tennessee)
College Moberly Area CC (2000–2001)
Northeast Mississippi CC (2001–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2005 Portland Trail Blazers
2005 Miami Heat
2005–2006 New York Knicks
2007 Bakersfield Jam
2007–2008 Olympiacos
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna
2009–2010 Asseco Prokom Gdynia
2010 Krasnye Krylya
2011 Asseco Prokom Gdynia
2011 Maccabi Haifa
2012 Dnipro
2012–2013 Lagun Aro GBC
2014–2015 AZS Koszalin
Career highlights and awards

Qyntel Deon Woods (born February 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for AZS Koszalin. Mainly a small forward, he can play as a shooting guard on occasion.

Early Life And College career[edit]

He was born in Memphis and grew up in the Mallory Heights neighborhood. After attending Carver High School, and having one season each at Moberly Area Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College, Woods was selected by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers with the 21st pick of the 2002 NBA Draft. Coming out of college, Woods was known to pro scouts as a player with exceptional potential (sometimes compared to Tracy McGrady), but with a history of off-court problems.

He was an early entry candidate in the 2002 Draft, and committed to the University of Memphis before making himself available for selection.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

In his first two seasons with the Trail Blazers, Woods played in 115 games (53 and 62 respectively), averaging 2.4 and 3.6 points per game and appearing sparingly in the 2003 postseason. The 2004-05 season was packed with off-court trouble for Woods, as he was charged with animal cruelty following an investigation. He pled guilty to first-degree animal abuse for staging dog fights in his house, some involving his pit bull named Hollywood. Both Hollywood and Woods' other pit bull, Sugar, were confiscated, and Woods was given 80 hours of community service and also agreed to donate $10,000 to the Oregon Humane Society.[1]

In response to these events, the Trail Blazers suspended and eventually released Woods, in a settlement that involved pay withheld from Woods in 2004-05, when he was supposed to be paid $1.1 million for the third year of a three-year contract. The Trail Blazers kept about $500,000, said spokesman Art Sasse.

Upon finally leaving Portland in January 2005, Woods subsequently joined the Miami Heat, playing in three regular season games (with averages of 3.3 points and 2 rebounds per game), but he was not used in the playoffs. He was part of a 13-player mega deal that sent him to the Boston Celtics on August 2, 2006, being waived after having played in only three exhibition games, and he was subsequently signed by the New York Knicks on December 6, 2005.

He played more under then Knicks head coach Larry Brown, starting sixteen games and averaging career highs in minutes per game, field goal percentage, points per game, rebounds and assists. However, he was not kept for the following season, and he would end up playing a month (from February to March) in the NBA Development League with the Bakersfield Jam.

Europe[edit]

Woods signed a two-year contract with Greek league team Olympiacos on July 16, 2007.[2] In 10 appearances in the regular season, he averaged 12.5 points per game in 26.3 minutes per game.[3] In 2007-08's playoffs, his numbers went down (8.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, in 20.7 minutes per game).[4]

Woods was caught using marijuana during the Greek finals, and thus committed a breach of his contract, which led to Olympiacos terminating the final year of his deal. Subsequently, he signed with the Italian league's Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna after being released by Olympiacos.[5]

He played with Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Poland, where he contributed to their seventh straight national championship.[6] Wood also was the team's alpha dog in Asseco's run to the Euroleague Top 8 in 2010. In the same year he was awarded the Polish League MVP.

In November 2010 he signed a one-year contract with the Russian club BC Krasnye Krylya Samara,[7] but he was waived in December because of unsatisfactory performance.

On January 30, 2011 he returned to play for Asseco Prokom Gdynia [8] with whom he spent his best years in Europe .

In the summer of 2011, he signed with the Israeli squad Maccabi Haifa.[9] One year later, he signed with Lagun Aro GBC of Spain.

On July 8, 2013, Woods signed with Le Mans Sarthe Basket.[10] He left them in September without playing any games for them.[11]

In August, 2014 Woods signed with AZS Koszalin from Polish Basketball League.

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