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So you picked up Butler's Kameron Woods?

The former Bulldog is fantastic on the defensive side of the ball. His offensive game, though, needs some work.

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Butler's Kameron Woods is one of the most interesting Big East players in the draft. He's a prototypical "guy who could be a second or third center on a good team". Very good rebounder, but his offensive game leaves a bit to be desired. Let's delve deeper into Kameron Woods


Height: 6'9"

Weight: 200 lbs.

Birthday: 04/22/1993 (22 years old)


Click here to see all of Woods' stats.

Woods improved his numbers in the two years he was a starter compared to the two years he was a reserve player, which is good to see. He's not much of a scorer, averaging 7.9 PPG this season, but he can get you a bucket or two if absolutely necessary. Woods' forte is rebounding, and his 9.9 per game was tied for the best in the Big East last season. Woods had double-digit rebounds in 17 of Butler's 34 games.


As noted above, the big man relies on his rebounding and defense to get him through the game. He led the Big East in rebounding, and in his career at Butler he finished just shy of 1000 boards (956). Woods can also block a shot here or there. He was 10th in the Big East in blocks per game (0.9) and had his season-high of four against Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament.

Perhaps the most underrated aspect of Woods' game is his ability to stay out of foul trouble. He averaged 2.0 fouls per game this season as a rim defender. Comparatively, Georgetown's Joshua Smith averaged 3.5 per game in the same role.


If you're as good at grabbing rebounds at Woods is, you can sometimes get a bit of a pass if your offensive game is lacking. Woods averaged 7.8 points per game for the Bulldogs and shot over 50% from the field, but he's never going to be a guy that goes out and scores 20 points a night. He also shoots free throws like a big man (65.9% from the stripe last season). Butler didn't need Woods to do that much on offense because they had Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones on the floor with him most of the time, so he only shot five times a game on average.


As I said in the opening, Woods could certainly catch on if he's a rotational guy on a good team. If he has to be, say, a sixth man on a bad team, some of his flaws might be more prominently displayed. If Woods goes to a team with an established center, already, though, he could stick around for a few years. The best example I could think of was Omer Asik in his first couple years on the Chicago Bulls. He'd come in for 12-14 minutes a game when Joakim Noah needed a rest, grab a few rebounds, and stay away from the ball on offense. That's the ideal role for Woods.