Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#32 - Brandon Wood
2009-10 Men's Basketball
POS.
G
HT.
6'2"
WT.
190
YR.
Jr./So.
HOMETOWN
Kokomo, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Kokomo [Highland (Ill.) C.C./Southern Illinois]
Brandon Wood
2010-11: A preseason First Team All-Horizon League honoree.

2009-10: Named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year for the 2009-2010 season ... a Second Team All-Horizon League selection ... also earned a spot on the league’s All-Newcomer squad ... named to the NABC All-District 12 Second Team ... played in all 32 games, starting 31 times ... led the Horizon League in scoring with 17.7 ppg ... scored 565 total points on the season, ninth-most in a single season in Crusader history ... scored in double figures in 29 of his 32 games and tallied at least 20 points on 12 occasions ... led Valpo in scoring in 17 games ... also finished among league leaders in 3-pointers made (1.8/gm, 6th) and free throw percentage (.813, 7th) ... debuted with a bang, scoring 25 points at Ball State Nov. 13 ... scored 30 points, including a season-best six 3-pointers, at #6/4 North Carolina two nights later ... connected on 9-of-10 free throws en route to 24 points Nov. 22 at #2/2 Michigan State ... set a new Valpo Division I single-game scoring record with 39 points at Georgia Southern Nov. 27 as part of the Legends Classic ... hit 13-of-18 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line against the Eagles ... 39 points was also a Legends Classic single-game record ... became only third Crusader in the last 15 years to score 30 or more points multiple times in their career (Bryce Drew, Dan Oppland) and needed just five games to do so ... named to Legends Classic Subregional All-Tournament Team after averaging a Statesboro subregional-best 23.3 ppg on 60% shooting ... scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds at #5/5 Purdue Dec. 9 ... handed out six assists in back-to-back games Dec. 12 against Toledo and Dec. 19 against Concordia (Wis.) ... scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the latter game ... went for 23 points the next time out Dec. 22 at IPFW ... scored 22 points, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, in New Year’s Eve win over Milwaukee ... posted 20 points, six rebounds and six assists in league win over Youngstown State Jan. 14 ... hit season-high 11 free throws en route to 26 key points in win at Green Bay Jan. 31 ... tallied 18 points and nine rebounds Feb. 4 against Wright State ... hit 4-of-5 from behind the arc as part of 22-point game at Youngstown State Feb. 13 ... closed season with 23-point effort March 2 versus Detroit.

Summer of 2009: Played alongside fellow Crusader Cory Johnson and eight other Division I players on Athletes in Action squad that went on a one-week tour of Poland and Germany.

2008-09 (Highland C.C.): Played one season for the Cougars ... helped lead Highland to seventh-place finish at NJCAA Division I National Tournament ... averaged 16.1 points and 3.0 assists per game last season ... came up with 51 steals on the year ... connected on better than 45% of his field goal attempts.

2007-08 (Southern Illinois):
Appeared in six games in his first collegiate season before suffering a season-ending injury ... granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA ... averaged 11.3 minutes and 3.7 points per game ... stood out in his first collegiate game, hitting 6-of-9 shots from the field off the bench for 15 points in win over Northern Illinois.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the WildKats ... two-time team MVP earned first team All-Conference honors in each of his final two seasons after being named to the second team as a sophomore ... also earned All-State honorable mention recognition and All-County honors as a senior after averaging 21.0 points per game ... averaged 19.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a junior ... invited to Indiana Top 40 camp in 2007 ... named team’s Most Improved Player following freshman season ... holds school record for most 3-pointers in a single game, knocking down ten triples.

Personal: Brandon is the son of Anthony and Laronda Wood ... major is sports marketing and business ... born January 5, 1989.
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo