Monday, June 8, 2009

Scott Wood Shines in Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Game

When Scott Wood was offered and committed to NC State this past year, many wondered if Sidney Lowe and company were making the right decision. Wood was barley known on the recruiting circuit and really didn't have many schools knocking at his door. This didn't deter Lowe, who made Scott the first commit of the 2009 class. A move which looks more and more genius every day. As a senior, Scott averaged 24 points per game, led his Marion Giants deep into the playoffs, and was in the running for Indiana's prestigious Mr. Basketball award.

This past weekend Scott added to his list of accomplishments as he was invited to play in the Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Game. Played in the legendary gym from "Hoosiers," people walked out talking about a new underdog. His name is Scott Wood, and in a game littered with high D-1 talent, it was Wood(the 3 star prospect) who grabbed the audience's attention.  We could not track down a box score, but Scott informed us that he dropped 26 points, handed out 9 assists as he led his team to the 27 point victory.

This was on the heels of the asking "Is Scott Wood the one that got away?"
Wood is headed to North Carolina State in the fall. Some might wonder how he would have looked in an Indiana or Purdue uniform. We'll never know. Coaches don't have enough time to spend it worrying about a player that signed elsewhere.

"He's going to be a top-flight player," said North Carolina State assistant Monte Towe. "He's a great shooter, but he'll be more than just a shooter."

It will be interesting - and you can bet people in Marion will be watching - to see how Wood progresses at North Carolina State.

Here is some more Scott Wood video courtesy of his Uncle:


28 Responses to "Scott Wood Shines in Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Game"
  1. j.sol said...
    June 8, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    seriously, how did he end up only being a 3-star. something's messed up about that. scott is going to give opposing teams fits night in and night out.

    big thank you to scott's uncle for putting the video together. you have no idea how many times i had to stop and say "wow" throught the whole thing. i can't wait for us to build something great with these guys.

  2. Rufftown Wolf said...
    June 8, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Scott Wood is the real deal, really plays good team defense, reads the passing lanes well, can shoot like Rodney Monroe, has a great handle for his size, good mid range game, and I could go on and on and on. This guy could not only start right away, but could be the ACC rookie of the year. You heard it hear first.

  3. Bradford said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Now that was a great video.

    Things that stood out to me: post game I didn't know he had, defense, tenacity, and court vision.

    He runs the floor so well and this video really showed that he has a nasty streak to him. Throwing elbows on rebounds and just getting after people. This guy is a straight competitor and exactly what we need.

    Only real concern is that he's not going to get away with going up one handed like that in the ACC. You've got to go up strong with 2 hands, but that's easily corrected.

    Those Indiana schools really missed the boat here and will regret it for the next 4 years.

  4. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Oblinger is out!

  5. VoiceOfCool said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    This makes me smile. Go Pack!

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    I'm really not sure how Scott is only a 3 star. We've made our rounds this offseason, seeing most of the guys on the AAU circuit, and Wood definitely clumps in with the 4 star guys (talent wise) no doubt about it.

  7. Werewolf in Franklinton said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    LOVE IT !!!!

    Wood has really improved since the early clips we've seen, much more athletic, better handles and passing, gotta love the hustle plays too diving on loose balls, banging on the boards, making steals. I cant wait for him to suit up in red and white.

    Seriously no reason this guy shouldn't start or at least log 20+ min a game right away

  8. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Lots of good things there, but the one thing and one that many players at that lever aren't very good at is his ability to shoot off the dribble. Really looking forward to seeing Scott and how well this group of players complement each other.

  9. Eric said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    We have a great recruiting class next year, and I am most excited about Scott. He hustles, opens up the offense with his deep ball, makes plays off the dribble, and looks to irritate the opposition with his defense.

    I watched this and the last Wood video WPH posted, and was not only pumped he is playing with us, but even more pumped we don't have to play against him (except in practice).

  10. hoosier said...
    June 8, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Did you guys notice what a great job this defender in the picture is doing boxing Scott out so he won't get his own rebound. Sure this early in the shot he should have a hand in the shooters face but as soon as the shot is up BOX OUT!! Our team has definitely been guilty of that in the past.

  11. KarNCSU said...
    June 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Wood also had 7 rebounds along with the 26 points and 9 assists

  12. wolfpack4eva said...
    June 8, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Any truth about the rumors concerning Ryan Harrow and an injury?

  13. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Two words.


  14. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    June 8, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Texted Ryan literally 10 minutes ago and he said that the rumors were false.

    He's playing in France with the Adidas National Team.

  15. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    What's up with the rumors, who would start them?

  16. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    June 8, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    ^ Not sure. We'll look into if anything happned like a knee twist or a bad fall that may have had people assuming an ACL was torn.

    All I know is that Ryan himself said the Rumor was false.

  17. Slick said...
    June 8, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Is that Scott Wood in the video or is it "Jimmy Chitwood"?

  18. redfred said...
    June 8, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    In the very first video I watched of Scott Wood, to be perfectly honest, I wasn't overly impressed with his offensive skills. But what I did see, even back then, was a kid anticipating on D, stepping into passing lanes, and making a point to be a factor on both ends of the court even when his shots weren't falling.

    I don't remember where or when I saw that first video of Scott Wood, or what grade he was in at the time, but even without knocking down his shots, he was showing signs of being an all-out competitor all over the BB court.

    And THAT, my friends, is what we desperately NEED, to set THE NEW TONE in Raleigh.

  19. redfred said...
    June 8, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    ^Well, "THAT", plus a new Chancellor, a new Head of the Board of Trustees, and someone to do those four jobs that that Easley lady was doing.

  20. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    I usually check WPH daily and I did not see this posted yet:

  21. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    For those interested Part one can be found here...

  22. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    WPH, the same sites that are criticizing this blog are posting and linking to the videos that you guys put out there, with no crediting. I'd start watermarking them if I were you. Hypocrites.

  23. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Me thinking the starting lineup will be Mays, Brown, Wood, Painter or Howell or horner and T. Smith.

  24. redfred said...
    June 8, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    After watching that video it's hard to imagine a player like that actually suiting up and playing BB while wearing a Wolfpack uniform. I mean, he's not exactly what you would consider a "pass first" kinda guy.

    Man, ain't that a relief!!!

  25. Anonymous said...
    June 8, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Good sir, Tracy smith has solidified his starting position more so then any player you have mentioned.


  26. Michael G. said...
    June 9, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Wood is amazingly good - was kobi this good in HS? This guy has endless range and great ball-sense. I'm wondering if this class will be Lowe's version of Coach K's freshman class that propelled him to the Final Four by the end of the 4 years. He's got several extremely good players and could play 6 or 7 freshman and sophmores if he wanted to. If the other freshman are almost as good as Wood, watch out a couple years from now. Coach K's great freshman class didn't make a stir until the end of their sophomore year when they went to the finals of the ACC tournament(or won it - I'm not sure). It would be a good comparison - at least before the season starts:)

  27. Pack Leader said...
    June 9, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    I have noticed several times through out the offseason Lowe has specificly named Scott as someone who could be a playmaker/ someone who he is extremly excited to have him next year. If he was just a pure shooter (like oglesby) then I dont think he would have as good a chance making a splash in the ACC. But instead he is a great ball on defender, Strong ball handling skills, the ability to finish at the rim, already proven at the free throw line, and his hard work is well documented.

    With Sid already telling him to practice for the 3 spot tells me that SF is up for grabs esp with Thomas' knee up in the air. He would give us the ability to really strech the floor defensivly and he can help the PG if facing a full court trap with his background running the point. He mentioned it in the interview that he is excited to get back to the wing where he is comfortable running off screens and having someone like Lo Brown to drive and kick it out to him at the line. VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE WITH SCOTT!!!

    speaking of Lo Brown.... I still havnt gotten anyone to say yes or no about the buisness of him qualifying... Have yall at WPH heard anything from the program?? High School graduation has to be close final grades must be in by now.... Im

  28. Anonymous said...
    June 9, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    "was kobi this good in HS? "

    while wood looks good and i'm very excited about having a player with his unique set of skills and size, i hope you were kidding comparing him to kobe. kobe went straight to the nba and made a big impact. i think scott is going to have to work hard to get significant minutes his freshman year. but he definitely has the potential!


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