Panther Staff Embracing Past & Building for Future
Steven Adams led the Panthers with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Lamar Patterson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers.
Practice for a second-round NCAA tournament game against Wichita State.
No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Villanova - AP Photos
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Pitt hosts Notre Dame
Pittsburgh vs. Marquette - AP Photos (2/16/13)
A true point guard, Tray Woodall returns for his senior year after battling through a severe abdominal injury to start the season's final 20 games. When he returned after missing an 11 out of 12-game stretch, he put together brilliant back-to-back 20-point games, which earned him National Player of the Week honors. He concluded the year with a stellar six-game CBI stretch that saw him lead the Panthers in both points (13.7 ppg.) and assists (7.0 apg.). As a sophomore, he played major minutes as both a starter and backup off the bench. Woodall is a reliable and intelligent guard who operates Pitt's offense with ease and efficiency. The quick and multi-talented Woodall is a great passer and scorer who causes matchup problems. He is an experienced big-game player who guards, scores and possesses the ability to emerge as a natural floor leader. Woodall is quick with the ball, athletic and is an effective penetrator. After leading Pitt in assist:turnover ratio in each of the last three seasons, he ranks fourth among all-time school leaders in career assist:turnover ratio. Woodall has also developed a knack for hitting clutch shots, as he has converted several key jumpers in his career. A floor general on offense who begins his fifth collegiate season, Woodall will have the opportunity to have another high impact year for Pitt in 2012-13.
Appeared in 106 career games with 42 starts...One of only 10 players in school history to record 400 or more career assists and one of 16 players to register 300 points and 150 assists in a season...Ranked among school career leaders in double figure assist games (4th, 7), point-assist double-doubles (2nd, 6), assists (10th, 413) and assist:turnover ratio (4th, 2.03)...Totaled six career double-doubles, 26 double figure scoring games and seven double figure assist games...Has dished out at least one assist in 74 of his last 75 games played...Previously had at least one assist in 44 straight games.
Played in 28 and started 27 games at point guard on the year including each of the season's first seven games before being sidelined with a groin/abdominal injury...Scored over 20-plus points in three games...Registered five double-doubles (points-assists) on the year...Reached double figure scoring in 16 games played and totaled 10 or more assists in five games on the year. The five double figure assist games rank as the third most for a season in school history...Led team in both assists (6.1 apg) and assist:turnover ratio (1.92) and ranked second in scoring (11.7 ppg.). His 6.1 assists average (ninth) and 171 total assists (12th) rank among school season leaders...Earned team co-MVP and Captains Award at team banquet...Missed 11 of a 12-game stretch with a groin/abdominal strain. Pitt went 5-7 during that stretch including a seven-game losing streak. Saw action vs. Notre Dame and returned to action in a start vs. Louisville...Led Pitt with 17 points and seven assists in CBI Championship title game vs. Washington State, 3/30...Finished with a double-double with 15 points and a season-high 11 assists, along with a career-high eight rebounds vs. Princeton, 3/16...Finished with 16 points (4-5 3FG) and nine assists vs. Wofford, 3/14...Named the USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week and Big East Player of the Week on Feb. 6 after he averaged 26.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and shot 62.5 percent (15-24) from the floor, 54.5 percent (6-11) from 3-point range and a perfect 17-17 from the free throw line in wins over West Virginia and Villanova...Finished with career-highs for scoring (29), free throws made/attempts (12-12) and minutes played (37) along with five assists vs. Villanova, 2/5...Scored a game-high 24 points (8-12 FG), including 16 in the first half, hit 3-5 3-pointers with four rebounds at West Virginia, 1/30...Finished with 10 assists vs. Georgetown, 1/28...Scored 17 points (6-8 FG), hit 4-4 3-pointers and dished out nine assists in 29 minutes of action vs. Providence, 1/25...Totaled his fourth double-double in six games with 12 points and 10 assists vs. Robert Morris, 11/27...Finished with 12 points and 10 assists for his third double-double, registered career-highs for blocks (three) vs. LaSalle, 11/22...Registered double-double with 17 points (4-10 3FG), 10 assists and seven rebounds vs. Rider, 11/13...Set then career-highs for scoring (25), field goals (9-13), 3-point FG (5-7), along with 10 assists in a double-double in season opener vs. Albany, 11/11.
Played in all 34 games with four starts...Reached double figure scoring in six games...Registered three or more assists in 22 games...Ranked 33rd among NCAA Division I leaders, second in the Big East Conference and led Pitt in assist:turnover ratio (2.34)...Ranked second on the team in assists (117) and averaged 3.4 per game...Earned co-Most Inspirational Award at team banquet...Tallied a season-high 12 points and three assists in a career-high 36 minutes at West Virginia, 2/7...Dished out five assists with no turnovers, and grabbed a season-high six rebounds at Georgetown, 1/12...Registered the go-ahead 3-pointer with 39 seconds and hit four straight free throws down the stretch, scored nine points and finished 6-6 from the free throw line to help Pitt win at Providence, 1/4...Scored 11 points and finished with a season-high nine assists vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 12/18...Posted 11 points vs. Tennessee, 12/11...Earned 2K Sports/Coaches vs. Cancer all-tournament team honors after averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 assists in two games...Finished with 11 points and five assists vs. Maryland in the 2K Sports/Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals, 11/18.
Played in all 34 games and started the season's first 11 games at point guard...Ranked second on team in assists with 108 (3.2 apg)...Finished with a team-leading 1.86 assist:turnover ratio, a mark that ranked him No. 118 nationally...Over the season's last 10 games, compiled a 3.22 assist:turnover ratio (29 assists/nine turnovers)...Reached double figure scoring in five games with one double figure assist game...Earned Most Improved Player Award at team banquet...Dished out five assists, grabbed five rebounds and scored four points in 17 minutes of NCAA Tournament Second Round game vs. Xavier, 3/21...Scored 10 points (4-7 FG), hit 2-3 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. Oakland, 3/19...Played a key role off the bench with 12 points, six assists and a career-high seven rebounds in 31 minutes vs. West Virginia, 2/12...Finished with 10 points vs. Kent State, 12/29...Scored a career-high 19 points and set or tied career-highs for free throws made (seven), free throws attempted (10), field goals made (10), 3-point field goals made (two) and rebounds (six) vs. Wichita State, 11/23...Notched first career double-double with career-highs of 10 points (4-10 FG) and 13 assists vs. Binghamton, 11/17. The 13 assists ranked tied for the seventh highest game total in school history...Made first career start and scored eight points vs. Wofford, 11/13.
Earned a medical redshirt for the 2008-09 season after suffering a severe knee injury...Played in the season's first 10 games off the bench...Played 15 minutes, totaled five assists and hit first 3-point field goal in career debut vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, 11/14.
A 2008 graduate of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., where he lettered four seasons for head coach Bob Hurley...Guided St. Anthony to a perfect 32-0 record, No. 1 national ranking and national championship by USA Today...Led the Friars to the New Jersey Non-Public B state title as a senior...Second Team Associated Press All-State selection after averaging 10.0 points and 3.0 assists per game as a senior...Helped St. Anthony defeat Newark Science Park 69-36 in the Tournament of Champions title game...Registered 16 points and seven rebounds in leading the Friars to a 76-41 win over Immaculata in the Tournament of Champions semifinal...Earned Most Valuable Player honors after scoring 22 points and guiding Team USA to a 120-115 win over Team Florida at the Senior Showcase...As a junior, guided St. Anthony to a 28-1 record and appearance in the New Jersey state Non-Public Class B state final before losing to No. 2 nationally ranked St. Patrick...St. Anthony finished ranked No. 7 by USA Today...Averaged 10 points and three assists per game as a junior...Three-time Newark Star-Ledger All-Area team selection...Averaged 10 points and 3.0 assists while helping guide St. Anthony to the New Jersey North Public B final as a sophomore...Selected as a "Fabulous Freshman" and competed in the MetroHoops North-South All-Star game...Played at the AAU JamFest in Pittsburgh, the first time he stepped foot on campus in 2007...Played in the Eddie Griffin Challenge (New Jersey vs. Philadelphia area All-Star preps)...Earned All-Star honors at the prestigious ABCD Camp in Hackensack, N.J., and 5-Star Camp following his sophomore season...Played on the New Jersey Playaz AAU team coached by Jimmy Salmon...Played in the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game in April, 2008.
Born Travon Woodall on April 14, 1989...Son of Theresa Ratliff...Has one sister Shataya Ratliff...Resides with his godfather and godmother Jorge and Samar Fontan...Godbrother is Jiovanni Fontan, who plays basketball at Southern California...Began playing basketball while living in Brooklyn, N.Y...Introduced to basketball by his cousin Khalief Woodall, who suffered a tragic death at the young age of 11...Played a starring role in the documentary The Street Stops Here, a movie about Bob Hurley and the St. Anthony basketball program...Has known former Pitt players Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson since the seventh grade...Played on an AAU team with Gibbs...One of six players from his high school senior class to sign with NCAA Division I schools: Mike Rosario (Florida), Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas), Jiovanni Fontan (Southern Cal), Alberto Estwick (Norfolk State) and A.J. Rogers (Saint Joseph's)...Selected Pitt for its graduation rate, environment and coaching staff...Also selected Pitt because of its point guard lineage and opportunity to learn from former guard Levance Fields and current assistant coach Brandin Knight...Collects shoes...Roommate of Dante Taylor...Dual major in Communications and Sociology.
Points: 29, Villanova, 2/5/12.
FG made: 9, Albany, 11/11/11.
FG attempts: 16, West Virginia, 2/16/12.
3FG Made: 5, Albany, 11/11/11.
3FG attempts: 10, Rider, 11/13/11.
FT made: 12, Villanova, 2/5/12.
FT attempts: 12, Villanova, 2/5/12.
Rebounds: 8, Princeton, 3/19/12.
Off. Rebs.: 2, six times- last vs. St. John's, 3/6/12.
Def. Rebs.: 8, Princeton, 3/19/12.
Assists: 13, Binghamton, 11/17/09.
Steals: 4, vs. Wichita State, 11/23/09.
Blocks: 3, LaSalle, 11/22/11.
Minutes: 37, Villanova, 2/5/12.
2011-12 SEASON HIGHS
Points: 29, Villanova, 2/5.
Rebounds: 8, Princeton, 3/16.
Assists: 11, Princeton, 3/16.
Steals: 2, seven times.
Blocks: 3, LaSalle, 11/22.
Minutes: 37, Villanova, 2/5.
TRAY WOODALL FEATURE STORIES
Woodall left the street behind, March 15, 2011, John Meyer, WTAE Channel 4
Opportunity knocks for Pitt's Woodall, Feb. 12, John Grupp, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Woodall steps up on cue, Feb. 12, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Woodall fills in for Gibbs, leads Pitt to win, Feb. 8, 2011, Adam Zagoria, SportsnetNY
Woodall back in familiar place, Jan. 29, 2011, John Grupp, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Confident Woodall, Nov. 4, 2010, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Woodall returns to make his point, Feb. 16, 2010, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Freshman guard puts together his coming of age game, Feb. 14, 2010, Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Woodall gets to the point in Backyard Classic, Feb. 13, 2010, Ray Mernagh, NBE Basketball
Brooklyn Guard Sets Pace for Pitt, January 16, 2010, Tim Sullivan, New York Post
Woodall Ready for Point at Pitt, Nov. 12, 2009, Adam Zagoria, SportsNetNY
Focus on Travon Woodall, Oct. 30, 2009, Mike Gladysz, Panther Eyes
Boys hit the Big Time (Travon Woodall and Mike Rosario), Dec. 30, 2008, Adam Zagoria, SportsnetNY
Brooklyn Guard Making "Rough" Transition at Pitt, Dec. 6, 2008, Tim Sullivan, New York Post
Pitt Duo Returning Home to New Jersey, Nov. 27, 2008, Adam Zagoria, SportsNetNY
Freshmen Guards Pick up Slack for Pitt, Nov. 3, 2008, John Grupp, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
With Fields hurt, Pitt freshman Travon Woodall Steps in at Point, Oct. 17, 2008, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pitt Lands Second Recruit in Three Days, Jan. 19, 2007, John Grupp, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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