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Hello My Name is ... Bernard Woodside

Oct. 28, 2014

THE FLATS – A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Tampa Prep, Bernard Woodside joined the Georgia Tech team as a non-scholarship player during the summer of 2014.

Woodside averaged 6.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in his senior year as a teammate to current Tech teammate Josh Heath. He helped Tampa Prep to the 2012 3A state championship (27-3 record), three regional titles and four district crowns, and a 110-13 record over four years. Woodside also was a sprinter for two years on the track team, where he achieved success on the regional level in the 100 and 200 meters.

His father Bernard was a three-year letterwinner in basketball at LSU in the late 1980s and went on to play professionally in the Continental Basketball Association and overseas. Among extended family involved in athletics are cousin Tyler Desire, currently a football player at Princeton, cousin Anthony Grant, head basketball coach at Alabama, cousin Keith Woodside, a football player at Texas A&M and for the Green Bay Packers, and Connie Hawkins, a former ABA and NBA great.

Shoe Size: 13.5
Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, music, spending time with family
Three Words That Describe Me: Hard-working, passionate and honest
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Favorite Late Night Snack: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Jambalaya
Favorite Spot on Campus: North Avenue gym
Favorite Childhood Activity: Playing basketball
Favorite TV Channel: NBA TV
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: 1986 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Celebrity Crush: Skylar Diggins
Biggest Fear: Letting my family down
Job I’d Like Outside of Basketball: Music producer
Favorite Sports Movie: Above the Rim
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Training Day
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Running track (sprints)
Favorite Pro Athlete: Kobe Bryant/Allen Iverson
Favorite Non-NBA Pro Team: New York Yankees
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Men’s basketball
Most Memorable Sports Moment: 2012 Florida 3A State Championship in basketball
Pregame Ritual: Listen to music
My Focus This Summer: Becoming a better basketball player

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