Robert Woodard’s lifelong dream to be an NBA player has finally come true, as the former Mississippi State star was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round of the NBA Draft.
Sources: Sacramento is selecting Robert Woodard at No. 40 in NBA Draft.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
— Mississippi State MBK (@HailStateMBK) November 19, 2020
Woodard averaged 11 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Bulldogs in his sophomore season, shooting a team leading 43% from three point range. He comes to Sacramento via a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, who made the original selection. Woodard will join a Kings team that finished 31-41 a season ago, 4 games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. He becomes the second Bulldog taken in the second round in consecutive drafts, joining Quinndary Weatherspoon who went 49th a year ago to the San Antonio Spurs.
Woodard joined SportsTalk Mississippi a week ago to discuss his path to this moment and what it took to get here. That interview is linked here.