November 13, 2017 2:50:39 PM
Robert Woodard II will make one coaching staff and one team very happy Tuesday night.
The Columbus High School senior tweeted Monday he plans to announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to his team's game against Starkville at Columbus High.
Woodard, a 6-foot-7 senior, will choose between Alabama, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.
Woodard had eight points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals Saturday in an 84-45 victory against Jefferson Davis County in the team's season opener at Quitman High.
Woodard, a four-star recruit, is ranked 36th on ESPN's list of the top 100 players in the Class of 2018. He recently was named to The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen, which recognizes the state of Mississippi's top players, for a third-straight season.
Last season, Woodard led Columbus to a 16-13 record and the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State tournament. He averaged 25.2 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and three blocked shots per game.
A first-team All-State selection, Woodard was a member of the USA Basketball Men's Under-16 National Team. He also was named USA TODAY's ALL-USA Mississippi Player of the Year as a sophomore.
Columbus will play host to Starkville in a girls-boys doubleheader at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Adam Minichino is the Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.
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