Leon Wood

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Leon Wood
Personal information
Born (1962-03-25) March 25, 1962 (age 54)
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)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing 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
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Osie Leon Wood III (born March 25, 1962), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (10th pick overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. A 6'3" point 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

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