Standing at 1.8m tall, American import joins the SKYCITY Breakers roster for the 2017/17 season in what will be his first stint in the NBL.
Woodside brings with him a wealth of experience having previously played in France, Slovenia, Georgia, Turkey and Spain. A graduate of North Dakota State, the Minnesota native comes partly on a strong recommendation from Kirk Penney, who is returning to the club on a three year deal.
“Ben is a true point guard that relishes leading the team and getting his teammates involved”, said Penney. “He plays with a lot of passion at both ends of the court and I personally loved playing with him in Spain and Turkey. I’m pumped he’s decided to come to the Breakers and I believe all NBL fans will enjoy watching him play this season.”
Woodside says that he has always wanted to experience the Australian New Zealand side of the world and looks forward to joining the Breakers.
“Since I’ve started conversations with the club, it’s been a delight getting to know the club, its amazing morals, and what they value in players. This club has a historic tradition and I think I’ll be a great fit for this organization.”
Henare says Woodside will bring a very different look to the club.
2009–2011 BCM Gravelines
2011 Union Olimpija
2011–2012 BC Armia
2012–2013 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2013–2014 Vanoli Cremona
2014–2015 CB Sevilla
2015-16 Türk Telekom
2016-17 SKYCITY Breakers