Woods brought home the first-place plaque for the event’s slam dunk contest, where he was the judges’ favorite after he executed a 360-degree mid-air spin and slammed the ball through the hoop in the pre-game competition.
Afterward he joined the Orange team in an all-star game against the Black team, with Woods contributing 11 points to Orange’s 117-109 win.
Woods was one of 24 players, all of them the top players from their respective leagues, at the event. He said that the people at Yay Area’s Finest, which specializes in producing basketball highlight videos, met him at one of his AAU tournaments, where he plays for the NorCal Outlaws. Most of the players came from Bay Area schools, including game MVP Langston Morris-Walker of Berkeley High.
“Just to be invited to an all-star game with the top 24 players in Northern California meant a lot,” Woods said, adding that other all-stars at the event are players he has faced as a member of the NorCal Outlaws for the past two years, and Tracy Hurricanes for five years before that.
Woods was the Mountain Valley League’s Most Valuable Player for 2011-12 after he led the Delta Charter Dragons to a 12-0 league season, and the Dragons’ second straight league title. Woods was the top scorer in the MVL, with 27.5 points per-game during the 12-game league season, 28.3 points per-game for the full season.