Coach Tommy Brown has landed another outstanding freshman for his 2012-13 signing class. Kymon Woods, who played his high school ball at East Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga., recently returned his scholarship papers.
“Kymon was high major-college prospect before having to undergo a pair of ACL surgeries,” said Brown. “We feel like his knee is fully recovered and he’ll step right in and be a good fit for our program. I would compare him to (former Flame) Larriques Cunningham when it comes to pure athletic ability. He played for a great coach (Joseph Dix) and outstanding program at East Hall. He’s got a good chance to be a really good college player.”
At East Hall, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.1 steals per game. He helped his club reach the Georgia State Tournament Elite 8 twice and the Sweet 16 once. His high school club recorded an overall record of 81-37 during his four-year career.
“I’m fully recovered from my knee surgeries,” said Woods during a phone conversation. “Frank Davis (former East Hall player and Lee graduate assistant) told me about Lee. I paid a visit to the campus and really liked it. I see myself as a pass-first and team player. I played four different positions during my high school career.”
But the new Flames player’s record also shows he knows how to find the bottom of the net. He shot 50 percent from the field overall, 41 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free-throw stripe.
Coach Dix had nothing but praise for his former player. “Kymon is an outstanding young man who has developed into a great player. He has overcome a lot to get to this point. He is mentally tough and brings great versatility to the game. He will continue to get better.”