Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said in a release that Woodson planned to transfer to a school where he could "have a larger role on the basketball court." Woodson added in the same release that he hoped to find a school that was a better fit.
The release said that Woodson had missed every practice this week in the run-up to Tennessee's Sunday home game against No. 15 Butler (8-1). Woodson was also listed as inactive for the team's victory over Kansas State last Saturday.
He missed Tennessee's Nov. 20 win over Texas Southern with a hand injury sustained during practice. Woodson did not see more than 11 minutes of playing time after the team's season-opening loss to VCU.
The 6-foot-10, 20-year-old Woodson averaged 3.5 points and two rebounds in four games for the Volunteers (3-3) this season. He transferred to Tennessee prior to the start of this year after a season with Memphis, where he averaged 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 20 games.
His time at Memphis included a suspension as well as an altercation with a football player. He left after the school revoked his scholarship.
In the statement released by the school Tyndall thanked Woodson for his contributions, and Woodson thanked Tyndall for the opportunity to play at Tennessee.