Jordan Woodvine: All-American Nominee
South’s Jordan Woodvine has been nominated to participate in the annual all-star game on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago. Woodvine is among the 760 seniors across the nation nominated to participate in the game.
“To be honest I was shocked, I didn’t think I’d ever receive anything like that. It was an honor to get it. I knew initially that I wouldn’t make the actual team but I was still very thankful to have been nominated,” Woodvine said. “It makes you feel like all you’ve worked for has been noticed by other people and they want to reward you for it. It was a great feeling.”
24 boys and 24 girls will go, and the attendees were announced on Jan. 17. Woodvine is a 5’11 senior and has signed with Boise State.
“I remember being a little kid always wanting to go to the school with the blue field. They started talking to me my sophomore year, and I built a strong relations with the coaches right off the bat. They always had something good to say about me. They were very welcoming and made me feel at home when I visited. The team approached me like we were already teammates. It was just such a fun friendly atmosphere with great people and players. They wanted me, and I wanted to be with them. They came to lots of my games and were always in close contact with me to show me that they cared. They saw potential in me and I knew that Boise could help me fulfill my childhood dream of playing Division 1 basketball. It was the school that I was meant to be at. One big reason I committed was because of the assistant coach Sunny Smallwood. I built a very close player to coach relationship, as well as a friendship with her. She helped me through some of my hardest times in life, as well as head coach Gordy Presnell. They acted like my family and nothing is better knowing that when you go away from home to college, that you’re heading straight to your new home where your new family is waiting for you. I chose Boise because I loved it, and I love everyone there. Go Broncos,” Woodvine said.
As a junior, she was second-team allstate and averaged about 15 points a game. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience, and said she enjoyed: “The team atmosphere and being able to have another family away from your own family. It’s a place to go to when things aren’t going well, to get rid of all the stress and burdens in your life! It helps let them go for a while.”