Men’s basketball guard Larry Woody (Howard High School of Technology, Bear, DE) scorched Burlington County College for 33 points on 11 three-pointers in a win last week, earning him the Delaware Technical Community College athlete of the week award.
“It was just one of those games where I couldn’t miss,” explained Woody, who shot 11 for 15 from behind the three point line, accounting for all of his points. “I’ve always been a good shooter and my teammates were just getting me the ball.”
True to his word, Woody leads the Spirit through nine games with an effective 23.3 points per game average, which also has him ranked in the top 20 among NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball players.
Woody, who was a first-team all-state selection for Delaware state champion Howard High School of Technology last winter, says that he’s not the only one on his team who can fill it up.
“We have a lot of talent on this team, guys that can score. Our offense is what stands out,” he said. “We feel like if we can turn it up on the defensive end the way we do on offense, we can be a team to be reckoned with. We’ve really adjusted well as a team to be this successful in our first year together.”
Woody said his reason for deciding to play ball for Delaware Tech was how well the coaches regarded him as a leader, especially a leader of a state championship team.
“I play to win, always. The coaches knew that and they knew about my leadership skills,” Woody said. “So I just brought it to this team.”
His goals are to improve as a basketball player and help the Spirit win the NJCAA Division II national championship.
Woody also enjoys attending Delaware Tech (majoring in Business Management) because the instructors take an interest in his path away from basketball.
“The instructors here really care about my future, even though I play basketball,” he says. “They really want to help, and I like the environment. It’s a really nice campus.”
Larry Woody and the Spirit will be back in action this coming Saturday November 30, when they host CCBC-Catonsville at the Stanton Campus at 12 noon.