World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Leon Wood

Article Id: WHEBN0005936353
Reproduction Date:

Title: Leon Wood  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 2012 NBA Playoffs, 2013 NBA Playoffs, 1984 United States men's Olympic basketball team, Chris Mullin (basketball), 2013 NBA All-Star Game
Collection: 1962 Births, African-American Basketball Players, African-American Sports Officials, American Expatriate Basketball People in France, American Expatriate Basketball People in Germany, American Expatriate Basketball People in Italy, American Expatriate Basketball People in Spain, American Expatriate Basketball People in the Philippines, American Men's Basketball Players, Arizona Wildcats Men's Basketball Players, Atlanta Hawks Players, Basketball Players at the 1983 Pan American Games, Basketball Players at the 1984 Summer Olympics, Basketball Players from South Carolina, Cal State Fullerton Titans Men's Basketball Players, Fargo-Moorhead Fever Players, Juvecaserta Basket Players, Liga Acb Players, Living People, National Basketball Association Referees, New Jersey Nets Players, Olympic Basketball Players of the United States, Olympic Gold Medalists for the United States, Olympic Medalists in Basketball, Parade High School All-Americans (Boys' Basketball), Philadelphia 76Ers Draft Picks, Philadelphia 76Ers Players, Philippine Basketball Association Imports, Point Guards, Rapid City Thrillers Players, Sacramento Kings Players, San Antonio Spurs Players, Santa Barbara Islanders Players, Shooting Guards, Sportspeople from Columbia, South Carolina, United States Men's National Basketball Team Players, Washington Bullets Players
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Leon Wood

Leon Wood
Personal information
Born (1962-03-25) March 25, 1962
Columbia, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Saint Monica
(Santa Monica, California)
College Arizona (1979–1980)
Cal State Fullerton (1981–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1984–1991
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Number 20, 32, 33, 1, 22
Career history
19841986 Philadelphia 76ers
1986 Washington Bullets
1986–1987 New Jersey Nets
1987–1988 San Antonio Spurs
1988 Atlanta Hawks
1988–1989 CAI Zaragoza
1989–1990 Santa Barbara Islanders
1990 New Jersey Nets
1990 Sacramento Kings
1990–1991 Rapid City Thrillers
1991 Pallacanestro Varese
1991 Gießen 46ers
1991–1992 Rapid City Thrillers
1992–1993 CRO Lyon
1993–1994 Fargo-Moorhead Fever
1994 Onyx Caserta
Career highlights and awards

Osie Leon Wood III (born March 25, 1962), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. A 6'3" shooting guard from Saint Monica Catholic High School and California State University-Fullerton, Wood played in six NBA seasons for six different teams. He played for the 76ers, Washington Bullets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings. He also had a short stint in Germany for MTV 1846 Giessen, where he was signed for the playoffs and appeared in three games, scoring a total of 77 points.[1] He also played for CAI Zaragoza (ACB League) in the 1988-1989 season.

In his NBA career, Wood played in 274 games and scored a total of 1,742 points (6.4 points per game). He also won a gold medal as a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team coached by Bobby Knight. Wood also played several seasons in the Continental Basketball Association. In 118 games over 4 seasons, Wood averaged 18.1 points and 8.5 assists per game for his CBA career and was named second-team All-CBA in 1990.[2]

Wood is currently an NBA official.[3]


  1. ^ 46ers Hall of Fame: Leon Wood
  2. ^ 1994–95 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 358
  3. ^ NBA

External links

  • Italian League stats
  • "Wood Sues NBA" @ New York Times
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.