Loren Woods

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Loren Woods
Lwoods.jpg
Al Riyadi Beirut
Center
Personal information
Born(1978-06-21) June 21, 1978 (age 35)
St. Louis, Missouri
NationalityAmerican, Lebanese
Listed height7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High schoolCardinal Ritter College Prep
(St. Louis, Missouri)
CollegeWake Forest (1996–1998)
Arizona (1999–2001)
NBA draft2001 / 2nd round, 45th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro playing career2001–present
Career history
20012003Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004Miami Heat
20042006Toronto Raptors
2007Austin Toros (D-League)
2007Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2007–2008Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2008Houston Rockets
2008–2009Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2009CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
2009–2010Mahram Tehran (Iran)
2010–2011Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)
2011–2012Zob Ahan Isfahan (Iran)
2012–presentAl Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)
 
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Loren Woods
Lwoods.jpg
Al Riyadi Beirut
Center
Personal information
Born(1978-06-21) June 21, 1978 (age 35)
St. Louis, Missouri
NationalityAmerican, Lebanese
Listed height7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High schoolCardinal Ritter College Prep
(St. Louis, Missouri)
CollegeWake Forest (1996–1998)
Arizona (1999–2001)
NBA draft2001 / 2nd round, 45th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro playing career2001–present
Career history
20012003Minnesota Timberwolves
2003–2004Miami Heat
20042006Toronto Raptors
2007Austin Toros (D-League)
2007Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2007–2008Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2008Houston Rockets
2008–2009Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2009CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
2009–2010Mahram Tehran (Iran)
2010–2011Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)
2011–2012Zob Ahan Isfahan (Iran)
2012–presentAl Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon)

Loren Woods (born 21 June 1978, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing with Al Riyadi Beirut. He is also a former NBA player.

Amateur career[edit]

He attended high school at Cardinal Ritter College Prep, where he teamed with ex-NBA player Jahidi White and Duke University standout Chris Carrawell. He started his college career at Wake Forest University, where was supposed to take over the center position once Tim Duncan left. However he transferred to the University of Arizona.

Pro career[edit]

Woods was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft. After leaving the Timberwolves, Woods played for the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors, where he appeared in 45 games during the 2004–05 season and posted a career best 3.9 points per game. On August 15, 2006, he signed with the Sacramento Kings as a backup center,[1][2] but he was waived before the season began.[3]

Woods joined the Lithuanian giants Žalgiris Kaunas in 2007.[4] In June 2007, he joined the Turkish side Efes Pilsen. He signed two 10-day contracts with the Houston Rockets on March 21 and April 1, 2008.[5][6] After being waived by the Rockets on July 14, 2008,[7] he signed again with Žalgiris Kaunas on July 16.[4] He joined CAI Zaragoza in 2009.[8]

In October 2010 he signed with Al Riyadi Beirut in Lebanon,[9] where he averaged 14.3 points and 14.3 rebounds.[10]

In 2012, he signed with Al Riyadi Beirut.[11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2001–02Minnesota6008.6.344.000.7332.0.4.3.61.8
2002–03Minnesota38119.3.382.333.7782.5.5.3.32.1
2003–04Miami38213.3.458.000.6003.5.3.3.53.2
2004–05Toronto453015.8.433.000.5764.9.4.2.93.9
2005–06Toronto27412.0.475.000.4294.1.1.3.92.3
2007–08Houston702.4.600.000.000.1.3.0.0.9
Career2154711.3.419.143.6423.2.3.3.62.6

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2002–03Minnesota201.0.333.000.000.5.0.0.01.0
2003–04Miami102.0.000.000.000.0.0.0.0.0
2007–08Houston101.01.000.000.0001.0.0.0.02.0
Career401.3.500.000.000.5.0.0.01.0

Lebanese national team[edit]

In July 2013, Woods became a naturalized Lebanese citizen, and a member of their national basketball team.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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