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Where Are They Now? Scott Wood

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Where Are They Now? Scott Wood

NC State’s all time leader in made three pointers and the ACC’s record holder of consecutive free throws made (66) is just wrapping up his second season for UCAM Murcia in Spain’s ACB league. I recently had a chance to ask Scott some questions about what he is doing with his life right now.

PI: How has your role changed from year 1 to year 2? 

SW: My role hasn’t changed too much. Just trying to score to help the team and play solid team defense. This year I’ve become more of a leader with my experience from last season, but all in all it has been pretty much the same.

PI: How has your game developed in the pros? 

SW: It’s definitely getting better defensively. Offensively I have continued to add moves to make myself more difficult to defend, especially working on putting the ball on the floor. This has helped me become a more difficult matchup for opposing defenders.

PI: Have you been able to gain any weight to handle the physicality of the professional ranks? If so how? 

SW: I’m probably around 190 right now. It’s actually pretty easy to gain weight. Coach Alejo always told me once I turned professional it would be easier to gain weight because you don’t have to go to class, study hall, and deal with  all the stresses outside of basketball. Now my number 1 focus is solely basketball so it’s simple, lift, eat, play, repeat.

PI: Were you able to keep up with the Pack? If so, what did you think of their run? 

SW: Yeah I tried to as much as possible. I thought they did really well and were fun to watch. They were a young team with a lot of talent playing the role of underdog. I think Cat’s second half of the season was instrumental in the team’s growth.  That along with the leadership of Trevor and Ralston was the recipe for their run.

PI: What type of hobbies have you taken up in your free time? 

SW: I’ve just been hanging out with my dog and trying to play golf as much as possible.  I’ve been able to play about 3-4 times a week. So hopefully by the end of my career I can try and make the Champions Tour.

PI: What’s your plan for the summer? 

SW: Still a little unsure. There is a possibility at summer league in Vegas, but I really just want to get home and enjoy my family and friends. Hopefully play some golf, make it out to the beach, and just have a good time.

We want to thank Scott for catching up with us. We wish him all the best as he continues his professional career and hope to see him around Raleigh this summer.

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