Creighton Signs Pair of JUCO Guards

    
April 12th, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton menĀ¹s basketball team has signed a pair of junior college guards, Cavel Witter and Booker Woodfox, who will join the program next fall.

Witter is a 5'11", 160-pound guard from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. Playing for head coach Pat Smith, Witter averaged 10.6 points and 2.8 assists per game last year for the Cardinals. A native of Kansas City, Mo., he earned first-team all-state accolades after averaging 25.2 points, 6.5 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game at Ruskin High School. Among the past players from TVCC to move on to the Division I ranks were former Cincinnati guard Nick Van Exel and former Wichita State guard Jerome "Fridge" Holman. Previous players to have played for Smith at the junior college level and later sign with Creighton include Tad Ackerman and DeAnthony Bowden. Witter will have three years of eligibility to use at Creighton.

Woodfox is a 6'1", 185-pound guard who has spent the past two years playing for coach Scott Gernander at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. Woodfox drained 184 three-point baskets over the past two years for the Ravens, including 99 as a freshman. This past year, Woodfox averaged 18.3 points, 2.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while making a team-high 85 three-point baskets. He also ranked third nationally with 89.9 percent marksmanship from the free throw line. Woodfox earned first-team All-Region 14 honors this season after being an honorable-mention all-Region pick as a freshman. Past guards from the San Jacinto program include current NBA veterans Steve Francis and Sam Cassell. Woodfox has two years to play for Creighton.

Witter and Woodfox will join fall signees Kaleb Korver (Pella, Iowa), P'Allen Stinnett (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Kenton Walker (San Diego, Calif.) as newcomers into the Bluejay program next season.