Christian Marquise Wood (born September 27, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, as well as for the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.

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. [2] 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. [3]

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. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Professional career

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

Wood was originally projected to be drafted late in the first round [8] before his stock dropped, which led to more consistent second round projections. [9] Wood ultimately went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, and subsequently joined the Houston Rockets for the 2015 NBA Summer League. [10] On September 27, 2015, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. [2] 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. [2] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. [2] On January 4, 2016, he was waived by the 76ers. [2]

On January 6, 2016, Wood was acquired by the Delaware 87ers. [2] On March 4, he returned to the 76ers, signing a 10-day contract with the team. [2] However, his stint last just three days as he was waived by the 76ers on March 7. [2] Two days later, he was reacquired by Delaware. [2] He was called up again on March 27, signing another 10-day contract with the 76ers. [2] On April 7, he signed with the 76ers for the rest of the season. [2]

In July 2016, Wood re-joined the 76ers for the 2016 NBA Summer League. [24]

Charlotte Hornets and Greensboro Swarm (2016–2017)

On July 14, 2016, Wood signed with the Charlotte Hornets. [25] On November 7, he made his debut for the Hornets in a 122–100 win over the Indiana Pacers, recording two rebounds in three minutes off the bench. [26] During his rookie season, he has had multiple assignments with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League.

After his second season in the NBA, Wood entered free agency due to his second year being a team option. Wood would later join the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns for the 2017 NBA Summer League out in Orlando and Las Vegas respectively. [27] Wood would help win the Mavericks the Summer League Championship in Orlando that year.

On August 9, 2017, Wood signed with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association. [28] However, before even playing an official game for Fujian, Wood would be waived with the Sturgeons signing Mike Harris for the season instead.

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
2016–17 Charlotte 13 0 8.2 .522 .000 .733 2.2 .2 .2 .5 2.7
Career 30 0 8.4 .447 .250 .667 2.2 .2 .3 .4 3.2

Personal life

Wood is the son of Jeanette Stewart and has an uncle, Derek. [3]