Qyntel Woods

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Qyntel Woods
Qyntel Woods AZS.JPG
Woods with AZS Koszalin, in 2015
Free agent
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1981-02-16) February 16, 1981 (age 37)
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
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
20022004 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
2015–2016 Cholet Basket
2017–2018 AZS Koszalin
Career highlights and awards

Qyntel Deon Woods (born February 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player, who last played with AZS Koszalin of the Polish Basketball League. He plays mainly at the small forward position, but he can also play at the shooting guard position, on occasion.

Early life and college career[edit]

Woods was born in Memphis, and grew up in the Mallory Heights neighborhood. After attending Carver High School, he spent one season of college basketball each at Moberly Area Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Coming out of college, Woods was known to pro scouts as a player with exceptional potential (and was sometimes compared to Tracy McGrady), but with a history of off-court problems. He was an early entry candidate in the 2002 NBA Draft, and he had committed to play at the University of Memphis, before making himself available for draft selection.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

Woods was selected by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, with the 21st pick of the 2002 NBA draft. 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 pleaded 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 he 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. He played with them 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. He ended up being waived by the Celtics, after having played in only three exhibition games with the team, 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 Basket League team Olympiacos on July 16, 2007.[2] In 10 appearances in the Greek League regular season, he averaged 12.5 points per game in 26.3 minutes per game.[3] In the Greek Le`ague's 2007–08 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 League 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]

Woods played with Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Poland, where he contributed to their seventh straight Polish national league championship.[6] Wood played a leading role in Asseco's run to the EuroLeague's Top 8 in the 2009–10 season. In the same season, he was awarded the Polish League MVP award.

In November 2010, Woods signed a one-year contract with the Russian club Krasnye Krylya Samara,[7] but he was waived in December. because of an unsatisfactory performance. On January 30, 2011, he returned to play with Asseco Prokom Gdynia,[8] with whom he had the best years of his career 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 the French club Le Mans Sarthe Basket.[10] On September 5, 2013, he left Le Mans, after he failed to pass the team's physical, due to a knee injury.[11] In August, 2014 Woods signed with AZS Koszalin, of the Polish Basketball League. On July 16, 2015, Woods signed with the French club Cholet Basket.[12] On October 15, 2017, Woods signed with AZS Koszalin, returning to the club for a second stint.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Bakersfield Jam D-League 7 15.3 .511 .286 .750 2.1 .6 .1 .3 8.7
2007–08 Olympiacos GBL 22 21.6 .634 .366 .703 2.4 .9 .4 .3 10.1
2008–09 GMAC Bologna LBA 10 25.0 .493 .229 .912 3.9 .9 1.8 .4 12.9
Asseco Prokom Polish PLK 23 27.6 .624 .416 .750 6.3 1.6 1.7 .5 19.2
2009–10 32 25.1 .502 .347 .755 6.6 2.5 1.1 .5 14.5
2010–11 Krasnye Krylia Russian PBL 1 2.0 -- -- -- .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Asseco Prokom Polish PLK 13 11.7 .512 .292 .500 2.1 .9 1.0 .3 5.8
2011–12 Maccabi Haifa ISBL 4 22.8 .350 .313 .000 4.0 2.5 .8 .5 7.3
Dnipro Ukrainian SuperLeague 22 28.6 .478 .274 .677 5.8 2.6 1.0 .8 13.0
2012–13 Lagun Aro GBC ACB 29 22.9 .413 .364 .754 4.0 1.0 1.0 .4 11.9
2014–15 AZS Koszalin Polish PLK 30 28.7 .564 .339 .742 7.2 2.8 1.1 .4 19.3

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