Pitt senior guard Tray Woodall has improved his defense, his shooting and he has taken well to switching positions. Dixon also cited a good attitude among Woodall’s attributes.
“The most important thing is it’s not that big of a deal,” Dixon said of Woodall moving to shooting guard. “He’s always played off the ball on plays. His attitude, his commitment to having a great senior year is exactly what you want out of a fifth year senior. He’s made an effort to become a better defensive player. I liked how he played down the stretch. He continued to take good shots. That was a real good thing to see.”
Woodall’s 24 points Wednesday night vaulted him into the team scoring lead. He is averaging 14.1 points per game.
Woodall shot 5 for 8 from 3-point range and is now almost at 40 percent from behind the arc on the season. He entered the season shooting 32 percent from distance.
Woodall said as a younger player he concentrated more on distributing and being a facilitator. His mindset has changed the past two years as the team’s needs have changed.
“Consistent hours in the gym,” Woodall gave as the reason for his improved numbers. “Now, late in my career, I know I’m going to take a lot more shots. I’m just trying to make sure I’m ready to known down shots.”
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