Scott Wood

N.C. State senior forward Scott WoodCollege: N.C. State

Birthday: 06/21/1990

NBA Position: SF

Class: Senior

Ht: 6-6

Wt: 170

Hometown: Marion, IN

High School: Marion High
Ceiling: Jon Barry

Basement: Anthony Morrow

NBA Comparison: Eric Piatkowski

 

Strengths:

  • High Basketball IQ
  • High Motor
  • Elite Shooter
  • NBA 3PT Range
  • Moves Off The Ball Well

Weaknesses:

  • Athleticism
  • Strength
  • Tweener; Three or Four?

Analysis:

02/18/2013

Every year Scott Wood improves as an all-around basketball player and as a scorer. He is always going to be looked at and known for his elite shooting, but over the years he has shown progression as well as development.

As an athlete Wood does not have a position and is below average in terms of lateral quickness, speed, and leaping ability.

He is smart enough as a basketball player and crafty enough to not be a defensive liability in college, but at the NBA level he will be guarding the best athletes in the world nightly. This season Wood has shown the ability to face guard his opponent off the ball and makes good decisions on double-team efforts, but can be blown by in man-to-man situations.

On the offensive end Wood is not a great ball-handler or play-maker for others, he is at his best off the ball moving around off of screens and pin downs.

When he catches the ball Wood is as good a shooter as anyone in college basketball. With his feet set on a catch-and-shoot Wood is elite, but he is also a very good off-balance three-point shooter.

A lot of the plays called for Wood put him in a position to shoot the ball off balance. He comes off of screens and manipulates his body to get the shot over the defender (and screener) to line up with the basket.

Due to his limited athleticism Wood is not on the radar to be drafted, but he provides a skill in shooting that he does at an elite level.

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