By Joshua Huff, sports editor
PINSON — Hours removed from participating in the Alabama boys all-stars’ record-setting victory over Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Friday, Pinson Valley’s Kam Woods received yet another honor befitting his performance throughout his final season in an Indians’ uniform.
Woods was named as a Class 6A First-Team All-State member late Saturday night by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. This marks the fourth consecutive season that Woods has been named to the All-State team.
This follows his 12 point, six assist and three steal performance for an Alabama All-Star team that defeated Mississippi, 118-97, on Friday for the squad’s second straight win over their neighbors from the west. The 118 points scored by Alabama was the most points scored by the boys’ all-stars since scoring 113 points in a 118-113 loss in 2007.
Woods concluded his final season at Pinson Valley as a member of the 3,000-point club and as one of the nation’s top scorers. In 32 games played this season, Woods averaged 37 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He helped guide a talented Indians squad to a 28-4 record and a berth in the 2020 Class 6A regional championship game.
In his final game of his high school career, Woods scored 34 points, four assists and four rebounds in the loss to eventual state champion Huffman. Woods also earned all-tournament team honors along with teammate Ga’Quincy McKinstry.
This all follows a 2018-19 season in which he helped guide the Indians to the Class 6A championship. Woods was named the Class 6A championship game MVP after he scored 25 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter.
Woods will now await the announcement scheduled for March 21 to name the three finalists for player of the year.
Mikey McIntosh, Muscle Shoals, Sr., F, 6-5
Aaron Powe, B.C. Rain, Sr., G, 6-0
Brody Peebles, Hartselle, Jr., G, 6-2
Tony Toney, Mae Jemison, Sr., G, 6-2
Kam Woods, Pinson Valley, Sr., G, 6-1