Christian Wood

Christian Wood

Wood in 2015
No. 35 Charlotte Hornets
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-09-27) September 27, 1995
Long Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school
College UNLV (2013–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 Philadelphia 76ers
2015–2016Delaware 87ers
2016–present Charlotte Hornets
2016Greensboro Swarm
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MWC (2015)

Christian Marquise Wood (born September 27, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.

High school career

Wood originally attended Knight High School in Palmdale, California before transferring to Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada prior to his senior year.[1] In Findlay, he helped the Pilots win 54 consecutive games and an ESPN National High School Invitational championship in 2012. Wood was ranked as the No. 36 overall player in the class of 2013 (no. 8 at his position) by Rivals, Scout listed him at No. 10 at his position and ESPN listed him as the No. 71 prospect overall.[2]

College career

Wood played at UNLV from 2013 to 2015. As a freshman, he played in 30 games with two starts and averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he played in 33 games and averaged 15.7 points, 10 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game, earning second-team All-Mountain West honors. After the season, he declared for the 2015 NBA draft.[3][4][5][6]

Professional career

Philadelphia 76ers / Delaware 87ers (2015–2016)

Wood was originally projected to be drafted late in the first round[7] before his stock dropped, which led to more consistent second round projections.[8] Wood ultimately went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, and subsequently joined the Houston Rockets for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[9] On September 27, 2015, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[10] On October 28, he made his debut for the 76ers, recording two rebounds in five minutes off the bench in a loss to the Boston Celtics.[11] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.[12] On January 4, 2016, he was waived by the 76ers.[13]

On January 6, 2016, Wood was acquired by the Delaware 87ers.[14] On March 4, he returned to the 76ers, signing a 10-day contract with the team.[15] However, his stint last just three days as he was waived by the 76ers on March 7.[16] Two days later, he was reacquired by Delaware.[17] He was called up again on March 27, signing another 10-day contract with the 76ers.[18] On April 7, he signed with the 76ers for the rest of the season.[19]

In July 2016, Wood re-joined the 76ers for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[20]

Charlotte Hornets (2016–present)

On July 14, 2016, Wood signed with the Charlotte Hornets.[21] On November 17, 2016, the Hornets assigned Wood to the Greensboro Swarm.[22] Three days later, he was recalled by the Hornets.[23]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2015–16 Philadelphia 17 0 8.5 .415 .364 .619 2.2 .2 .3 .4 3.6
Career 17 0 8.5 .415 .364 .619 2.2 .2 .3 .4 3.6

Personal life

Wood is the son of Jeanette Stewart and two sisters Shaylnn and Ejhanay


  1. "Findlay Prep's Wood shows off 'unique' versatility". July 8, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  2. "Christian Wood bio". Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  3. Southorn, Dave (March 8, 2015). "Mountain West media unanimously picks Marks player of the year, Rice top coach". The Idaho Statesman. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  4. "UNLV forward Christian Wood declares for NBA Draft". April 22, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  5. "UNLV's Wood headed to the NBA". Las Vegas Review Journal. April 22, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  6. "UNLV's Christian Wood declares for NBA draft, could/should go in first round". April 23, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  7. "2015 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Projecting the first round with lottery order set". May 20, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  8. "New DraftExpress Mock Draft shows Nets taking some familiar names". June 15, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  9. "Breaking down the 2015 Houston Rockets' Summer League Roster". July 10, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  10. "SIXERS ANNOUNCE 2015 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  11. "Thomas leads Celtics to 112-95 season-opening win over 76ers". October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  12. "2015-16 NBA Assignments". Archived from the original on June 28, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  13. "Sixers Sign Forward Elton Brand". January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  14. "Delaware 87ers acquire Christian Wood". January 6, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  15. "Sixers Sign Christian Wood To 10-Day Contract". March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  16. "Sixers Claim Sonny Weems Off Waivers". March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  17. "NBA D-League Transactions". Archived from the original on March 27, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  18. "Philadelphia 76ers Sign Christian Wood To 10-Day Contract". March 27, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  19. "Sixers Sign Christian Wood For Rest Of Season". April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  20. Pavorsky, Jake (June 24, 2016). "Christian Wood To Join Sixers For Summer League". Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  21. "Charlotte Hornets Sign Forward Christian Wood". July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  22. "Hornets Assign Harrison and Wood to Greensboro". November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  23. "Hornets Recall Harrison and Wood from Greensboro". November 20, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.

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