Gone at just age 16, Dezmond Woods, an outstanding young basketball player from Southwest Guilford High School and one of the top players on the SWG Cowboys 4-A State Championship Team in 2017….Dez Woods was young, talented and strong and he did not play like a sophomore last season, he played like a seasoned veteran in a special season and he was a special player for the SWG Cowboys and his loss is nearly devastating, just to see him gone at such an early age…Was loved and will be missed by everyone in the Guilford County basketball community…
RIP Dez Woods, October 1, 2017
*****Joe Sirera @JoeSireraNR 55m55 minutes ago*****
@SWCowboys_Athl to hold memorial vigil for basketball player Dez Woods at 7 p.m. Tuesday in front of school:
Dez Woods, a member of Southwest Guilford’s state championship basketball team, was killed in a car crash today(Sunday) in Davidson County.
Guy Shavers, Woods’ coach, said Woods was a passenger in a car that crashed while traveling north on I-85 near Exit 94 in Lexington.
The driver of the car, former Dudley and Southwest Guilford player Brandon Lamberth, survived and is expected to recover. Lamberth is a freshman basketball player at Guilford College.
Woods, 16, was traveling back from a trip to Charlotte with friends after attending the Florida State-Wake Forest football game Saturday on an unofficial recruiting visit with the Demon Deacons.
As a sophomore, Woods scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and had a steal in Southwest Guilford’s 73-49 victory over Raleigh Leesville Road in the NCHSAA Class 4-A championship game March 11. The 6-foot guard averaged 7.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the season, but Shavers said Woods was much more than those numbers.
“That kid was special,” his coach said. “He was a different kid.”
Principal Mike Hettenbach sent out an email tonight to Southwest students and families confirming Woods’ death and saying that a crisis team will be at the high school Monday to provide support to students.
*****from Joe Sirera at the News and Record’s HSXtra section and CLICK HERE to read more on this tragic accident and to see the Dez Woods’ photo from H. Scott Hoffman*****
Headline memories of Dez Woods from last basketball season with the Southwest Guilford Cowboys, this was Woods’ sophomore season….
Game Report on Southwest Guilford-East Forsyth Boys Basketball:Lamberth, Kam Langley, Kobe Langley and Woods have the goods and good for SWG Cowboys(19-2/8-0)
…..13 points for Dez Woods in this game for the Southwest Guilford Cowboys
Game Report on Southwest Guilford-Page Boys Basketball:SWG sets picks with six as Kam, Cooper, Keyshaun, Kobe, Dez and Christian Martin are doing their part in the Cowboys’ Victory
…..12 points for Dez Woods in this game for the Southwest Guilford Cowboys in this game…..
Game Report on Ragsdale at Southwest Guilford Boys Basketball:Cowboys in the stretch run led by Lamberth, Woods and Kam Langley
…..15 points in this game for Dez Woods for the SWG Cowboys….
Jamie Shaw @JamieShaw5 Jul 9
2018 Dez Woods of NC Gaters just but it on some kids neck … crowd is going crazy, still….
Joe Sirera @JoeSireraNR 4h4 hours ago
“That kid was special,” coach @guyshavers says of @Southwest_MBB standout Dez Woods, who died in a car crash today…
Brian Hall @bhallwfmy
Hate to hear the news about @Southwest_MBB ‘s Dez Woods. Thoughts & prayers to his family. Covered him during teams run to 4A Title. @WFMY
page pirates @PiratesPage
Thoughts and prayers to the SW community and Woods family.
Southwest Cowboys @SWCowboys_Athl 4h4 hours ago
Please continue to say a prayer for the family, friends, teammates and classmates of Dez Woods. RIP Dez!
from The Dispatch, Lexington and Davidson County’s newspaper:
A 16-year-old was killed in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 85 North near Lexington early Sunday morning, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.
According to Highway Patrol, the crash occurred some time after 9 a.m. Sunday. Brandon Lamberth, 18, of McLeansville, was driving northeast on I-85 North in the far right lane along with passenger Dezmond Woods, 16, of High Point. The vehicle ran off the road to the right. The driver then overcorrected and ran the vehicle off the road to the left. Highway Patrol said the vehicle struck several trees and came to rest in the median after impact.
Woods died from injuries suffered in the crash. Lamberth was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for treatment.
CLICK HERE for The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C.
from www.myfox8.com and CLICK HERE to get right to MyFox 8/WGHP FOX 8.com…..
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — New details have emerged in the Davidson County crash that killed a Southwest Guilford High School basketball player Sunday morning, according to Davidson County Highway Patrol Master Trooper Ned Moultry.
Crews responded to the incident at about 9:20 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 85 near exit 94 in Davidson County.
Moultry says Brandon Lamberth was driving on the interstate when his car went off the road to the right side before veering to the left and hitting several trees in the median. The passenger, Dezmond Woods, was killed.
“In speaking with principal, he was saying that his daughter said that his hair matched his game. It was kind of all over, flopping and all over the place and that was Dez. He gave you everything,” said Guy Shavers, Head Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Southwest Guilford High.
“In my opinion, we wouldn’t have won the championship without him,” Shavers went on to say.
He described Woods as a high-energy player for the Cowboys last season and key player in their state championship run.
Woods, a junior, was expected to play a bigger role this season, but Shavers says he left a bigger impression off the court.
“I sat there for a minute and usually I can usually come up with words verily quickly, but I was just stunned. I didn`t know what to say,” Shavers said as he recounted the moments after he heard about the accident.
“It`s hard to talk about. Being the leader of this school, it is extremely overwhelming. He was a young man who had an amazing future in front of him and it should teach each and every one of us to treat every day like it is our last,” said Southwest Guilford High Principal Micheal Hettenbach.
Speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash. Lamberth was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries.
Lamberth is charged with death by motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving.
Additional details are unknown.
*****Tuesday, there are two vigils planned to honor Woods. The first one will happen at 8:10 a.m. inside of the gymnasium. The second will take place at the front of the school at 7 p.m.*****