Lucas Woodhouse hasn’t been the starter all season long, but he didn’t need to set the assist record for a single season during his Freshman campaign. With 8 assists last night against Campbell, Woodhouse passed Ryan Earl who set the previous record of 147 in 2002-03.
Woodhouse now has 155 assists on the year, despite only starting since January 19. On the year he is averaging 5.2 assists per game, but played 19 minutes or less in 13 of Longwood’s first 17 games.
In solely Big South play Woodhouse leads the conference averaging 7.3 assists per game and has 109 assists to just 55 turnovers. That ratio is the best of any player averaging more than 30 minutes in Big South play.
Remarkably, Woodhouse has played all 40 minutes in the Lancers last four games and the team is 3-1 in that span.
To put the team’s turnaround with Woodhouse in perspective, during the first match up with Campbell, he played just 18 minutes and had 3 points and 4 assists in a 10 point loss. With Woodhouse starting and playing all 40 minutes last night, he had 20 points, 8 assists and Longwood won by 13 points.
Woodhouse certainly has a very bright future in the blue and white, the only question that remains is… what took so long to start him?