#32 Brandon Wood
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Kokomo (Highland [Ill.] C.C./Southern Illinois)|
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 leagueÃ¢ÂÂs 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 YearÃ¢ÂÂs 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.