View Full Version : 2009 Draft Prospect: Ben Woodside

05-15-2009, 12:50 AM
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185 lbs
Birthday: 07/01/1985
College: North Dakota State

DraftExpress (http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ben-Woodside-5502/)
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05-15-2009, 12:51 AM
He will work out with Spurs (Thanks to duncan228 for the find)


05-15-2009, 08:59 AM
Our Barea ?

Spurs need 3rd PG. Maybe this guy has some talent ?

05-15-2009, 01:23 PM
a point guard. who is tiny. and white. is there anything we need LESS?????

05-16-2009, 01:45 PM
I will repost this here, I originally wrote this in the main Spurs forum:

Being from North Dakota and an avid NDSU fan I have some insight on Ben. He is prolly a legit 5'-11". He did dunk the ball in a game I believe his freshman year. So he has some hops. He is a scorer though. He had a 50 something point game this last season against Austin Peay that went to multiple overtimes. He is also NDSUs altime leading scorer and in the top ten in multiple other categories. He gets to the line often and has a great free throw percentage. (Not Spurs material lol) He gets into the lane quite well and draws alot of contact. The only problem with this is sometimes he has nowhere to to go with the ball and makes a bad pass or a bad shot.

Real good 3 point range to stretch the defense, good court vision and is unselfish with the ball. Led NDSU to their 1st NCAA tourny appearance in their 1st year of eligibility. Had a great game against Sharron Williams the PG from Kansas in the opening round. They led for good portions of that game.

So to wrap him up: A bit undersized, sometimes makes poor decisions and needs to work on his defense. Pluses are he has outstanding range, shots well off the dribble or standing still. Great penetrator with a knack for drawing contact and getting to the line. Good court vision and a team leader.[/url]


06-01-2009, 12:06 PM
Person of interest: Ben Woodside (http://blogs.mysanantonio.com/weblogs/courtside/2009/06/person-of-inter.html)
By Jeff McDonald

In a sense, May was an uncharacteristically slow month for the Spurs. For the first time in a long time, there were no playoff games for them to play, having suffered their first first-round ouster since 2000 when Dallas beat them in five games.

In another sense, May was as busy as ever for the Spurs, with a steady stream of prospects darkening the doors of their practice facility for pre-draft tryouts.

The NBA draft is June 25. Between now and then, we here at Courtside will take a look -- in no particular order -- at some of the players the Spurs have auditioned and could be targeting with one of their three second-round picks.

We start today with Ben Woodside, a point guard from North Dakota State.

At 5-foot-11, scouts rightly wonder if Woodside has the physical tools to make in the NBA. He is also a tad on the old side for an NBA prospect, slated to turn 24 not long after draft day.

Still, Woodside produced in college. Boy, did he produce. A scoring point, Woodside carried career averages of 18.2 points and 5.1 assists per game, all while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. He was considered to be one of the quickest college guards in the nation last season.

The guy can flat score. He dropped 60 in a game against Stephen F. Austin last season, impressive no matter the level. Woodside also produced against the big boys, pumping in 37 against Kansas in the NCAA tournament. Those numbers are difficult to ignore.

Scouts will also wonder about the competition Woodside faced on a nightly basis at North Dakota State, but it should be noted that the Spurs found a legitimate NBA player in the Summit League -- IUPUI's George Hill -- in last year's draft.

Backup point guard was a sore spot for the Spurs last season. Though they would prefer to have a traditional, past-first point behind Tony Parker, Woodside has played his way onto their radar.

It remains to be seen where he goes from there. The point-guard crop is fairly deep this year, stocked with players with more size and more length and who might be more NBA-ready.

06-01-2009, 11:19 PM
a point guard. who is tiny. and white. is there anything we need LESS?????
What does him being white have to do with anything? We actually seem to do quite well when we have white backup point guards. Our first two championships came with Steve Kerr on the bench and our last two came with Beno Udrih. Maybe the key to a Spurs championship is a backup white point guard!



06-16-2009, 04:52 AM
Woodside has a second workout on Wednesday.

Mr. Body
06-16-2009, 09:42 AM
Good God, really?