Woods, a former top-50 recruit whose senior mixtape brought him popularity before his college days, chose UNC as a recruit at a time when blue-chip recruits were steering away from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, due in part because of the then-ongoing NCAA probe related to academic misconduct.
“Two regular season championships, a National Championship and group of brothers that I would cherish for life,” Woods said in his announcement. “I wouldn’t go back and change any decision I’ve made but I do feel like it’s time for a change, with that being said I plan on finishing my academic and basketball career elsewhere.”
Woods was never able to lock up a consistent spot in North Carolina’s rotation despite the hype and hubbub that followed him as a famous basketball recruit. In three seasons he averaged just 8.5 minutes, 1.4 assists and 1.7 points per game playing almost exclusively as a backup. He started one game in 2018-19.
Woods is the second point guard to leave North Carolina this offseason joining freshman starter Coby White, a projected first-round draft pick. The Tar Heels this week signed five-star to take over the reins in 2019, and are also bringing in guards Jeremiah Francis and Anthony Harris as part of their top-10 recruiting class.