Posts Tagged ‘Leon Wood’

No. 8 – From Draft to ’84 Olympics

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Eight days after the 1984 Draft, first-rounders Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming were named to the U.S. Olympic team. That team would go on to beat Spain in the gold medal game in Los Angeles.

We’re just eight hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 19 – Wood finds new NBA calling

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Leon Wood

Leon Wood, a top 10 pick in 1984, has carved out a solid NBA officiating career.

Name: Leon Wood

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds

Birthday: March 25, 1962

College: Cal State Fullerton

Drafted in 1984: 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers

Draft fact: Leon Wood, who was selected 10th in the 1984 Draft, has been an NBA referee for the past 19 seasons. Entering the 2013-14 season, he had worked 1,052 NBA regular-season and 20 NBA playoff games.


VIDEO: Leon Wood talks about a typical day in his life as an NBA official

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No. 41 – Wood finds his long-range touch

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Leon Wood

Leon Wood (right) was a solid shooter in his day.

Name: Leon Wood

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds

Birthday: March 25, 1962

College: Cal State Fullerton

Drafted in 1984: 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers

Draft fact: Leon Wood, the No. 9 pick in the 1984 Draft, made 41 3-pointers in his second season. That total ranked him tied for ninth in the NBA in 1985-86.

We’re just 41 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 72 — Six standouts from ’84 Olympic field

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was a member of the 1984 Olympic team.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Of the 72 players invited to participate in the 1984 Olympic trials, six of them would become both first-round picks in the 1984 Draft and 1984 Olympic team members.

We’re just 72 hours away from The84Draft on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.