College Hoops: Lexington's Woodberry signs with DCCC
C.J. Woodberry blossomed in his senior season for the Lexington Yellow Jackets, becoming one of the top guys on Davidson County Community College basketball coach Matt Ridge’s radar. Woodberry opted for Pfeiffer University, but the offseason has brought him back home.
Last Friday, the 6-6 forward officially signed his letter of intent to play for the Storm in 2013-14.
“He contacted me about a week or two ago and I had him up for a workout,” said Ridge. “The night he came up he said he was ready to sign and so we signed him. We already knew him so well out of high school.”
Woodberry used his length to shine for the Jackets his senior year. He averaged 17 points per game and cleaned up the glass with nine rebounds a night. He played as a true freshman at Pfeiffer, scoring 3.1 points while grabbing 3.0 rebounds. The Falcons struggled to a 4-23 record, though, and Woodberry decided to seek other options. He decided a place closer to home would better suit him and Davidson was the destination of choice.
“He is long and athletic and brings a certain element of his ability to block, alter shots and hopefully rebound to start our break,” Ridge said. “His year at Pfeiffer will bode him well with us and have him ready to step in and play for us immediately.”
Woodberry becomes the second Yellow Jacket to play for the NJCAA Division III program. Robbie Curry played for the Storm in the 2010-11 season that saw DCCC go on to finish fourth in the nation.
While Ridge recruits all over the state, he enjoys getting local talent from Davidson County to represent the college.
“That was another reason that he was attractive. He is a local talent that we wanted to bring in and see if he could help us compete for championships. We are hoping he will.”
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