One of the top available players in the country, Columbus (MS) wing Robert Woodard II is off to an outstanding start on the Nike EYBL circuit with MEBO Elite. The 6’6 wing is averaging 13.8 points. 10.7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.4 blocks per game through 3 sessions.
An athletic wing that gets buckets at all 3 levels, Woodard — who ranks number 29 for the class of 2018 per ESPN — is one of the most versatile prospects in the country.
“I’m strong at rebounding, passing and scoring,” Robert told Endless Motor Sports.
Having viewed Woodard live this Spring, we’d have to agree with that assessment. At 6’6 Robert is one of the elite rebounders in the country regardless of position, has great vision for a wing, with the ability to score from either the perimeter or the inside.
On the EYBL circuit, MEBO Elite was an afterthought to most pundits during pre-season. Through 3 sessions, Robert and company are in strong contention to make the Peach Jam in July.
“Things are pretty good. It’s our first official season together on the circuit so I think it’s going pretty well. For me personally, I feel like I’m doing good. Just trying to improve every session we play.”
On the recruiting front, Woodard tells Endless Motor Sports that Baylor, Memphis, LSU, Oklahoma state, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida State, Alabama, and Tennessee have offered with Kansas and Georgetown showing interest.
“Baylor, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, and Georgetown are the schools I’m hearing from the most.”
Robert does not have any visits scheduled at this point, but is looking to do so in the near future.
“No visits set up yet, but we’re trying to get some scheduled. We have some ideas.”
Woodard is in no hurry to make a decision, and is trending toward a Winter commitment.
“Hopefully I’ll commit by the middle of my senior season,” Robert told EMS.
For now Woodard has a team-first menatality, and is focused on doing all he can to ensure that MEBO has a winning Spring/Summer on the circuit.
“The main goal is to make it to Peach Jam. Also want to develop as a player. Become more mature and elevate my game as well as the players around me.”
Robert is one of the biggest names in the 2018 class for good reason. He has a college ready frame right now, a superb shot from midrange, good athleticism, elite rebounding ability and plus vision. His combination of size, skill, athleticism and physicality make him a tremendous asset to college programs seeking a versatile two-way wing.