Learn the name Seventh Woods because you will be hearing a lot of it over the next few years.
The freshman basketball player from Hammond High School in South Carolina torched his competition to the tune of 19.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game (via Max Preps). Oh, and he is only 14 years old.
In his latest highlight video created by Hoopmixtape (via YouTube), Woods is able to showcase his incredible athleticism, as well as his skill as a shooter and a passer:
These huge dunks and incredible ball-handling abilities would be impressive to watch for any high school or even college player across the country. Just imagine how good this player will be by the time he is a senior.
Unsurprisingly, this video quickly became a national story and plenty of people are talking about it. The video itself has over three million views, and that is certain to continue to grow.
Still, the buzz surrounding this young player has reached incredible levels.
MSN Now showed the video and called him "the next LeBron James." Not only do they have very different styles of play, but also comparing a 14-year-old kid to the best basketball player in the world is quite premature.
However, there were plenty of other interesting statements that were made on Twitter regarding Woods.
Jason Jordan of USA Today did not need to say much to describe the youngster:
#OhMy that Seventh Woods kid is quite vicious. Only 14.— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) April 20, 2013
Of course, that was nothing compared to what this fan says about the guard:
Seventh woods is going to be the best basketball player in the history fyi— fish.(@EL_Fishiedor) April 22, 2013
The hype itself surrounding Woods has already reached incredible levels:
Seventh woods freshman highlight video already has more views than Derrick rose and lebrons high school highlights— William McElveen (@WilliamMcElveen) April 22, 2013
Then again, sometimes his insane athleticism gets him into trouble, according to Brian Snow of Fox Sports:
Went to see Seventh Woods this weekend, he was out with a concussion. He hit his head on the backboard, needless to say I couldn't relate— Brian Snow (@BSnowScout) April 22, 2013
The most notable part of this entire thing is still his ridiculously young age. Even Phoenix Suns point guard Kendall Marshall was impressed:
14yrs old?? you can't be serious. hoopmixtape.com/2013/04/sevent…— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) April 19, 2013
Jeff Ermann of Inside Maryland Sports also focused on the player's youth:
That Seventh Woods video is cartoonish. Hard to remember what I was doing at 14, but I'm almost certain it wasn't that.— Jeff Ermann (@insidemdsports) April 20, 2013
Ian Kenyon of Bleacher Report posted the most incredible statistic regarding the South Carolina native:
The day after Seventh Woods was born, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire hit their 44th and 46th home runs in their historic 1998 home run chase.— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) April 21, 2013
Woods will represent the United States at the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship that will take place in Uruguay this summer. Between this event and the next three years of his high school career, there will be plenty to prove.
However, he is ready to take over high school basketball, as he is already one of the top players in the country.