It’s been a tumultuous week for the Baylor Bears. After losing underclassmen L.J. Rose and Deuce Bello to transfer, on Monday it was announced that 6′-10″, 280 pound center Dominic Woodson had been released from his letter of intent to play at the school next season.
Woodson is a native of Texas that is among the top 10 centers in the senior class nationally. He is now the best uncommitted player in the country nationally, though that is unquestionably a short list.
After signing with Baylor in the early signing period, Woodson was expected to see time as a freshman following either Isaiah Austin or Cory Jefferson‘s departure to the NBA. Both Austin and Jefferson decided to return to Baylor, meaning Woodson would be limited as a freshman, or perhaps redshirt.
Following the news, Grant Traylor reported that Memphis and Marshall were in the mix for Woodson.
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 20, 2013
Woodson is a large center that continues to improve. He played on the loaded Huntington Prep (WV) squad last season, and can convert at the rim and rebound. Presumably, numerous programs will try to join Memphis and Marshall at getting a late addition in Woodson.
Baylor did recently nab guard Allerik Freeman, a former UCLA Bruins signee, and have had significant roster changes as of late. Woodson’s absence likely won’t be felt next season, but it will place an increasing role on top 150 power forward Johnathan Motley going forward.