By JOSH NEWMAN
Special to ZAGSBLOG
As former University of Pittsburgh and St. Anthony High School star Travon Woodall attempts to make the jump to the professional level, he is about to get his first opportunity to show an NBA team what he is capable of.
The 6-foot, 190-pound point guard confirmed to SNY.tv Saturday evening that he will work out for the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. That will be his first workout for an NBA team this spring as individual workouts are expected to get under way league-wide beginning Monday. The NBA Draft is slated for June 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“I’m just happy for the opportunity, I wanna make the best of it,” Woodall told SNY.tv via text Saturday evening. “All it takes is for one team to love me. I know I can play at this level.”
One of six Division I recruits off Hall of Fame head coach Bob Hurley’s fabled 2008 unbeaten, mythical national championship team, Woodall is coming off a highly productive career with the Panthers where he played in 139 games in five seasons, including 10 as a freshman in what would be a redshirt season due to injury. He finished with 1108 points, 580 assists and 337 assists in those 139 games.
Woodall, who does not currently appear on any mock drafts and is ranked as the 78th best college senior by DraftExpress, is looking to become the fifth member of that six-man Class of 2008 to play professional basketball.
Tyshawn Taylor just finished his rookie season with the Nets, while Mike Rosario and Jio Fontan saw action in Baloncesto Superior Nacional, Puerto Rico’s professional league, this spring after exhausting their eligibility at Florida and USC, respectively. A fifth Friar from the Class of 2008, Alberto Estwick, finished up at Fordham in 2012 and also saw action in the BSN for the first time this spring.