Giovonne Woods (profile on agency website), the 6’3” G out of Central Washington University, who I scouted at the Overseas Evaluation Clinic in Raleigh back in May, has since signed with the Spanish team, Tenerife Baloncesto.
A solid showing at the Raleigh showcase event, earned Gio an invite to the Tarvisio Camp in Vegas, where he again showcased his skills to scouts and teams, which paid off in the form of a contract offer from the Spanish club.
Tenerife Baloncesto plays in the A division of the EBA.
Baloncesto signed Giovonne Woods because of his shooting ability and his ability to attack the basket. In addition to his shooting, Giovonne’s defense, passing ability, and hustle, will carry over to the different style international game. Giovonne has played in the IBL and has played in multiple pro am leagues including the Jamal Crawford league which has prepared him for the rigors of professional basketball in Spain.
Giovonne has been impressive so far playing professionally across the water. In his debut game, Gio put up 16 points and 4 rebounds in a winning effort. His team just finished up the pre-season with a perfect 4-0 record and Gio has recorded averages of 14.9 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assist a game. Cup games start tomorrow for the club.
He is still getting acclimated to playing professional basketball, while learning the language and adjusting to the Spanish culture. He is learning quickly and is adapting to the different rules in international rules and play. Giovonne hopes to have a big year and to continue to improve game by game.
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