Ever since a freshman year mixtape video of his blew up on YouTube in 2013, Seventh Woods has been widely recognized as the most gifted athlete in the Class of 2016. Today, Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels landed a commitment from the YouTube Hall of Famer, when the 6-1 guard out of Columbia (SC) chose the Chapel Hill school over his hometown South Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgetown Hoyas—the other programs he had narrowed down his choices to.
It was UNC over USC for Hammond’s Seventh Woods.
The senior basketball standout picked the Tar Heels instead of staying in-state for the Gamecocks on Wednesday in the first day of the fall signing period.
UNC recruited Woods the longest beginning with his freshman season. The 6-foot-1 guard joins center Tony Bradley and forward Brandon Robinson as Tar Heel signees so far for the Class of 2016.
Woods is one of the top recruits for the Class of 2016 and is ranked 34th nationally by Scout, 35th by Rivals 55th by ESPN and 56th by 247Sports. He played in the Under Armour Elite Top 24 in Brooklyn, N.Y., back in August.
Woods burst onto the basketball landscape as an 11-year-old when clips of him hit YouTube. His mixtape as a 14-year-old earned more than 13.6 million hits on YouTube.
As a sophomore, one of his dunks earned top play on SportsCenter, beating out a dunk by LeBron James.
Woods can play point or shooting guard and averaged 16.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.6 steals in helping the Skyhawks to the SCISA 3A state championship last season.