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Prep's Woodson picks Memphis, not Marshall

May. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Former Huntington Prep center and Baylor signee Dominic Woodson has committed to Memphis, he said through text message on Wednesday evening.

Woodson, the 6-10, 280-pound center who was released from his commitment to Baylor last week, had been choosing from several schools, including Marshall, but opted to commit with Memphis coach Josh Pastner instead.

On Wednesday evening, reports began circulating that Woodson's mentor, Kevin Robinson, had said Woodson had committed to Memphis.

Woodson initially denied having committed to Memphis upon first contact about the report prior to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, but at 8:33 p.m., he offered that "I was going to wait to commit, but Kevin told people already."

Woodson joins a Memphis team who features post player Shaw Goodwin down low and is bringing in talented power forward Austin Nichols from the Class of 2013.

When it was announced that Woodson was released from his commitment to Baylor on May 20, he said he liked Memphis because they "didn't have a true No. 5 (center)."

Memphis, a former rival of Marshall's in Conference USA, is moving to the American Athletic Conference, which is made up primarily of former Big East teams and fellow defectors of Conference USA.

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