The postseason awards continue to pour in for Cashion High School standout Jacob Woody.
The 6’3” guard for the Wildcats was named Three Rivers Confrence Player of the Year last month. He followed that up by earning Little All-City 1st Team honors and was named to the Oklahoman’s 1st Team All-State team. Last week, Woody became the third player in Cashion history to be named to the OCA All-State basketball team. After learning he was selected, Woody was excited but gave all the credit to his teammates and his coaches.
“This feels great but I couldn’t have achieved anything without my teammates,” Woody said. “Alex (Nabavi) has been my teammate for 15 years and I could always count on him to make big plays. TJ (Roberts) did the little things extremely well, Jonah (Jenkins) and Vance (Raney) played like upper class man all year. My teammates were outstanding. I’m also very thankful for my coach. I have played for Coach (John) Hardaway for six years. He helped me develop into the player that I am today.”
Woody was excellent in his final year as a Wildcat, averaging 18 points per game, eight rebounds per game, and two steals per game. Woody helped lead the Wildcats to their first state tournament apperance since 1996 before the tournament was cancelled. As special as it is to be named to the OCA All-State team, Woody says he would easily give it up for a chance to play for a state title.
“We really wanted a chance to win it all,” Woody said. “To end the season that way was devastating. It’s extremely hard to make it to state and there’s no guarantee that you’ll make it there again. I am blessed to have been selected to allstate, but I would gladly give it up for a chance to win a state title.”
Despite not being able to play in the state tournament this season, Woody is confident that this Cashion team will go down in history.
“We did a lot of special things this year as a team,” Woody said. “We won the Three Rivers Conference for the first time, won the regional tournament, won area consolations, and made it to state. Our team made history and will be a part of Cashion forever. Individual awards are great, but this is a true reflection on the team overall. I couldn’t have done as well without my teammates.”
Woody will suit up as a Wildcat one final time in the OCA All-State game on Thursday, July 30th at Oral Robert’s Mabee Center at 7 p.m.