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On the floor: Knockdown shooter averaged 22.1 points and four rebounds per game for Wayne County, which is coached by his dad, Rodney. Peyton Woods – third-team All-State in 2014 – shot 40.9 percent from 3-point range, and his 108 3s were third-most in the state this season. His 362 career 3-pointers are No. 4 n state history. Woods finished No. 2 on Wayne County’s career scoring list with 2,467 points.
Off the floor: Woods is heavily involved in his youth group at Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church and has a close relationship with his pastor. Rodney Woods said Peyton’s faith is a “huge part” of his life. “Here in Monticello we go to school, we go to church and we go to practice,” the elder Woods said with a laugh.
Future: Peyton Woods has eight NCAA Division I offers and expects to decide in the next few weeks. He has officially visited South Carolina Upstate and plans to visit Charlotte.
Quotable: Rodney Woods said it’s been fun to coach his son, especially two years ago when Peyton’s older brother was on the team, too. “He’s been easy to coach,” Rodney Woods said. “He loves to play. It’s all he wants to do. He works and works and shoots like crazy. … He’s got a really quick release. It’s beautiful to watch when he shoots it. It seems like he’s never in a strain when he’s on the court.”