Despite injury, Demons’ Woodley makes his third All-Louisiana Team


Zeek Woodley did more than enough in his injury-interrupted senior season to earn the Northwestern State great one last spot on the All-Louisiana Men’s College Basketball Team.

Despite missing 15 games after breaking his right (shooting) wrist Dec. 19, Woodley was voted to the 2016-17 All-Louisiana Team announced late Saturday night by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He was a third-team selection on the 15-man squad. It was the third straight year he’s made the team, with first team honors last year and second-team recognition after his sophomore season.

In 14 games in the 2016-17 season, he averaged 19.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while making 50.8 percent of his shot, 43.5 percent from 3-point range, and draining 87 percent (60-69) at the free throw line.

Woodley was able to return for the Demons’ last four Southland Conference contests, when he averaged 23.3 points and 4.0 rebounds. The 6-2 swingman led NSU to a 3-1 finish, including wins over UNO and at Stephen F. Austin, snapping a five-year, 45-game conference home win streak by the Lumberjacks.

Before the injury, Woodley scored 28 on Nov. 28 at Mississippi State in a 64-59 defeat, with Bulldogs coach Ben Howland saying postgame that Woodley could play anywhere in the country.

In his final game, Woodley broke NSU’s 40-year-old career scoring mark, finishing with 2,033.

The Demons finished 13-16, including an 8-6 mark with Woodley in the lineup.

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