June 21, 1978 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Nationality||American / Lebanese|
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||Cardinal Ritter College Prep
(St. Louis, Missouri)
|NBA draft||2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2010–2011||Al Riyadi Beirut|
|2011–2012||Zob Ahan Isfahan|
|2012–2014||Al Riyadi Beirut|
High school and college career
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 he was supposed to take over the center position once Tim Duncan left. However, he transferred to the University of Arizona.
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, but he was waived before the season began.
Woods joined the Lithuanian giants Žalgiris Kaunas in 2007. 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. After being waived by the Rockets on July 14, 2008, he signed again with Žalgiris Kaunas on July 16. He joined CAI Zaragoza in 2009.
NBA career statistics
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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Lebanese national team
In July 2013, Woods became a naturalized Lebanese citizen, and a member of their national basketball team. After the 2013 suspension in which Lebanon were unable to compete FIBA competitions, he was once again called by 2015 head coach Veselin Matic as a solution to the 5 position for the coming 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in September.
- Kings sign C Loren Woods.
- KINGS SIGN LOREN WOODS TO A CONTRACT.
- Fantasy basketball: Player notes.
- Loren Woods comes back to Zalgiris.
- Rockets sign Woods to second 10-day contract.
- Woods set to sign.
- Rockets release backup center Woods, sign Greene.
- Talkbasket.net Zaragoza grabs Woods.
- Riyadi signs former NBA center Woods
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
- Loren Woods. asia-basket.com
- Riyadi Beirut cuts Loren Woods
- Cedars bounce back with comfortable win