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Columbus High's Woodard II will make college decision Tuesday


Adam Minichino



Robert Woodard II will make one coaching staff and one team very happy Tuesday night. 


The Columbus High School senior tweeted Monday he plans to announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to his team's game against Starkville at Columbus High. 


Woodard, a 6-foot-7 senior, will choose between Alabama, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.  


Woodard had eight points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals Saturday in an 84-45 victory against Jefferson Davis County in the team's season opener at Quitman High. 


Woodard, a four-star recruit, is ranked 36th on ESPN's list of the top 100 players in the Class of 2018. He recently was named to The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen, which recognizes the state of Mississippi's top players, for a third-straight season. 


Last season, Woodard led Columbus to a 16-13 record and the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State tournament. He averaged 25.2 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and three blocked shots per game. 


A first-team All-State selection, Woodard was a member of the USA Basketball Men's Under-16 National Team. He also was named USA TODAY's ALL-USA Mississippi Player of the Year as a sophomore.  


Columbus will play host to Starkville in a girls-boys doubleheader at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Adam Minichino is the Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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