Woodside in 2010
July 1, 1985 |
Albert Lea, Minnesota
|Nationality||American / Georgian|
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Albert Lea (Albert Lea, Minnesota)|
|College||North Dakota State (2005–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2012–2013||TED Ankara Kolejliler|
|2016–2017||New Zealand Breakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Benjamin Michael Woodside (born July 1, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player who spent the majority of his eight-year career playing in Europe. As a result, he holds a Georgian passport.
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. Ten days later, Woodside became North Dakota State's career scoring leader in a 90–68 win over Northern Arizona. 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. In 2008–09, he averaged 23.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 33 games.
|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|
After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Woodside joined the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team. On August 7, 2009, he signed with French club BCM Gravelines for the 2009–10 season. In December 2009, he played in the French League All-Star game.
On July 15, 2011, Woodside signed a one-year deal with Slovenian club Union Olimpija. 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.
On July 3, 2014, Woodside signed with TED Ankara Kolejliler, returning to the club for a second stint. However, he was released by the club the following month after he failed physicals. On November 23, 2014, he signed with CB Sevilla of Spain for the rest of the season.
On June 30, 2016, Woodside signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2016–17 NBL season. On November 8, 2016, he was ruled out for six to eight weeks after he ruptured the plantar fascia in his right foot. On January 7, 2017, he was released by the Breakers.
In April 2017, Woodside announced his retirement from basketball.
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