Ben Woodside

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Ben Woodside
Ben Woodside.jpg
Woodside in 2010
New Zealand Breakers
Position Point guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1985-07-01) July 1, 1985 (age 31)
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Albert Lea (Albert Lea, Minnesota)
College North Dakota State (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2011 BCM Gravelines
2011 Union Olimpija
2011–2012 BC Armia
2012–2013 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2013–2014 Vanoli Cremona
2014–2015 CB Sevilla
2015–2016 Türk Telekom
2016–present New Zealand Breakers
Career highlights and awards

Benjamin Michael Woodside (born July 1, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League (NBL). He holds a Georgian passport.[1]

College career[edit]

From 2005 to 2009, Woodside was a member of the North Dakota State Bison men's basketball team. As a senior in 2008–09, he was named Summit League Player of the Year. On December 12, 2008, he had a 60-point performance against Stephen F. Austin.[2] Ten days later, Woodside became North Dakota State's career scoring leader in a 90–68 win over Northern Arizona.[3] He went on to lead the Bison to win the Summit League Tournament and qualify for the 2009 NCAA Tournament in their first year of eligibility.[4] In 2008–09, he averaged 23.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 33 games.[5]

College statistics[edit]

2005–06 North Dakota State 28 28 34.4 .432 .409 .796 3.0 5.1 1.5 .2 17.5
2006–07 North Dakota State 28 28 34.1 .477 .392 .822 2.9 5.1 1.5 .1 16.4
2007–08 North Dakota State 29 29 36.6 .461 .397 .830 2.7 5.1 1.5 .1 20.7
2008–09 North Dakota State 33 33 34.5 .464 .427 .840 3.2 6.2 1.4 .2 23.2
Career 118 118 34.9 .459 .407 .824 3.0 5.4 1.5 .1 19.6

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Woodside joined the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team.[6] On August 7, 2009, he signed with French club BCM Gravelines for the 2009–10 season.[7] In December 2009, he played in the French League All-Star game.[8]

In July 2010, Woodside joined the Golden State Warriors summer league team.[9] On August 2, 2010, he re-signed with BCM Gravelines for the 2010–11 season.[10]

On July 15, 2011, Woodside signed a one-year deal with Slovenian club Union Olimpija.[11] On December 4, 2011, he left Olimpija due to unpaid wages and immediately signed with BC Armia of the Georgian Superliga for the rest of the season.[12][13]

On July 26, 2012, Woodside signed with Turkish club TED Ankara Kolejliler for the 2012–13 season.[14]

On August 18, 2013, Woodside signed with the Italian club Vanoli Cremona for the 2013–14 season.[15]

On July 3, 2014, Woodside signed with TED Ankara Kolejliler, returning to the club for a second stint.[16] However, he was released by the club the following month after he failed physicals.[17] On November 23, 2014, he signed with CB Sevilla of Spain for the rest of the season.[18]

On June 8, 2015, Woodside signed with Turkish club Türk Telekom for the 2015–16 season.[19]

On June 30, 2016, Woodside signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2016–17 NBL season.[20][21]

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