Eastern High may be one of the favorites to win the Sweet 16 next season and one big reason why is their shot-blocking defensive anchor on the frontline, Kameron Woods. The 6-foot-7, 180-pounder has seen his game improve drastically this spring due to one thing.
"I have played really well (in AAU play) mainly because my confidence is so high," said Woods. "I know that if our team is going to succeed I am going to have to play well. So my confidence is as high as it could be," he continued.
As a junior, Woods averaged seven points, seven rebounds and almost four blocked shots a game. He hopes to improve those numbers and his overall game next season as a senior.
"I want to improve my perimeter skills because all the schools I have talked to said I would be playing a wing- forward type of position," said Woods. "I just want to improve my all-around game."
But Woods isn't without his strengths. "I definitely think my strengths would have to be my shot blocking ability and my rebounding," he said. "I think I played decent for a first year starter, but I could have done much better. That has fueled me to work that much harder," Woods continued.
Woods play as a junior earned him a scholarship offer from Eastern Kentucky University. But he's also hearing from Wright State, Furman and Chattanooga.
He doesn't plan to relax with what he's already got in place. Woods wants to build on his past. "I am working every day to get stronger but I just want to be a better player and teammate," he said. "Hopefully I will pick up some more college interest before I make a decision on where I will go," he finished.