Royce Woolridge life and biography

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Royce Woolridge biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, NBA Draft

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Royce Woolridge is an American college basketball player who is now playing as a guard for the Kansas Jayhawks.

A natural scorer who can play on the wing or slash to the basket... Described as a talented shooting guard and scoring machine... Committed to Kansas during his sophomore year in high school... Had a successful high school career at Sunnyslope HS in Phoenix... Comes from a long line of NBA players with his father, Orlando, and his great uncle, Willis Reed.

High School:

Played at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix where the 26-3 Vikings were state runners-up in 4A in 2009-10... Won state his junior year... Played for coach Danny Mannix at Sunnyslope... Averaged 30.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists his senior season... Scored 30 or more points in 13 games his senior year, including 34 in the state title game against McClintock in 2009-10...Sunnyslope was the conference champion in 2008-09 and 2009-10... Averaged 28.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a junior, including 32 ppg in four state tourney victories... Was tabbed as The Arizona Republic's Big School (Class 4A-5A) Player of the Year following the 2008-09 season... Best high school game was a 52-point effort during his junior year.


Born in Phoenix, Ariz... Plans to study business and open a restaurant on the boardwalk in San Diego following his basketball career... Mother is Victoria Sallis... Father is Orlando Woolridge, who played 13 seasons in the NBA from 1982-94... Orlando played collegiately at Notre Dame and was the sixth overall pick of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls... Godfather is Negele Knight who played in the NBA for 10 seasons from 1991-99... Great uncle is Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member Willis Reed who played 10 seasons for the New York Knicks (1965-74)... An outstanding student who graduated in the top 10 percent of his high school class.

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