Howard Wood

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Howard Wood
No. 33
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1959-05-20) May 20, 1959 (age 55)
Southampton, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school East Hampton
(East Hampton, New York)
College Tennessee (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career 1981–1996
Career history
1981–1982 Utah Jazz
1982–1983 Billings Volcanos (CBA)
1983–1984 Wisconsin Flyers (CBA)
1984–1985 Cacaolat Granollers (Spain)
1985–1986 Tizona Burgos (Spain)
1986–1987 Valencia Hoja del Lunes (Spain)
1987–1988 Caixa Ourense (Spain)
1988–1989 Metro Santa Coloma (Spain)
1989–1992 Pamesa Valencia (Spain)
1992–1993 Ferrys Llíria (Spain)
1993–1995 Coren Ourense (Spain)
1995–1996 Cajacantabria Torrelavega (Spain)
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James Howard Wood (born May 20, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Southhampton, New York. A 6'7" 235 lb power forward, Wood played college basketball at the University of Tennessee and played one season in the NBA with the Utah Jazz.

Howard Wood, a graduate of East Hampton High School, led the team to a state H.S. basketball championship in 1977.[1]

During his years at Tennessee, he teamed future NBA players Reggie Johnson and Dale Ellis, and as a senior was a key player on the team's first ever NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1981, where they lost to top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers. Wood was named second team All-America in 1981 by Converse, and earned first team All-SEC honors as a senior in 1981. He was named the MVP of the 1980 Sugar Bowl Classic and the 1979 Volunteer Classic.[2] He finished his career at Tennessee with 1,201 career points and 595 rebounds.

Wood was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 4th pick in the 2nd round of the 1981 NBA Draft. He averaged 3.4 points per game in 42 games for them in 1981-82 — his only NBA season, after which he played several years in Spain’s premier leagues.


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