Name: Scott Wood
Hometown: Marion, Indiana
High School: Marion High School
Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Vitals: 6'6/180/28 ppg
Notes: NC State signee Scott Wood has led his team to an 12-1 record and is averaging 28 points per game during his senior season. Playing point guard for his team, Wood has expanded his game but continues to be effective with his trademark jumper.
The sharpshooter from Marion, Indiana committed to NC State after considering offers from NC State, Miami (FL), Virginia Tech, St. Louis, and Butler among others, and he had received heavy interest from Pittsburgh, Florida, and Indiana.
He is currently rated a three-star prospect and the No. 29 shooting guard in the country by Scout.com.
Coach Quote: "I feel like I've coached and been around a lot of good players, and Scott Wood is the most accurate shooter I've ever been around. He has the ability make shots from all over the floor with his range and overall stroke. He's excellent from the free throw line, behind the 3-point line, and he will finish above the rim.
"I think what will surprise people when they see Scott Jr. is he's more athletic than given credit for. He really has the ability to finish above the rim and attacking the basket, and I think he could grow to over 6-foot-8 at some point, and with his ability, he is a great individual talent.
"I think a lot of times a great shooter will be labeled a shooter because that is what they do best, but Scott is a complete player. The best complement I've heard about Scott Wood from college coaches, it came from two of them and one was Sidney Lowe, is don't let people label him as a shooter because he's a complete basketball player. He's not a catch-and-shoot guy... a 3-point specialist. This is a kid that is leading us in scoring, at the tops in assists, second in rebounding, and a good defender.
"At 6-foot-6 he's a legitimate high-major shooting guard. He is good on his feet, and he moves laterally extremely well. He's grown so much that he's had some trouble putting weight on, but he's lanky, long, and strong for his size. I think he's a kid that will do what's needed. He will end up being able to guard a two or three defensively, but play on the perimeter offensively because he can handle the ball and shoot it. Sometimes when we give Julius a rest we'll slide Scott to point guard... he can handle it and attack the rim where he can get some stuff done."-- Marion Head Coach Joe Luce
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