NOVEMBER 09, 2017
Moses signs his NLI today with Tulane University Green Wave. pic.twitter.com/pBpwBvM86M— Angela Aillet-Wood (@bangieb4nv) November 10, 2017
Bonus points to Moses Wood for the Angry Wave banner.
With today being National Signing Day, the small forward out of Reno, Nevada made it official with Tulane at his signing party.
Wood is a consensus 3-star recruit (via 247, but more on that later), so let's break down what he brings to court as a member of Coach Dunleavy's program (beyond great name potential for us on Twitter; we're looking forward to it).
Personally, I think this is a very underrated pickup for the Green Wave. His father, David Wood, is a former NBA player. Wood had offers from La Salle, Hofstra, and San Francisco, but ever since the Green Wave were the first team to officially offer Wood, it has always felt like Tulane was the leading target for him.
Wood is listed as a 3-star prospect on both 247 Sports and ESPN, but ESPN states that he “could explode into a 4 star prospect by next spring”.
Listed at 6’6 (although I’ve seen speculation that he is more likely around 6’8 now) and 190 pounds, Wood is not the most physically dominant force, but what he does have is an excellent 3 point shot and a frame that will make him able to play both the small and power forward positions when need be.
The fact that Dunleavy would target a player like Moses Wood is not surprising. He is the epitome of the offense Dunleavy hopes to eventually run with Tulane.
In an interview with the NY Times, Dunleavy stated that his ideal offense would be four 3-point shooters and a big man who can score in the post. At the same time, this is Cam Reynolds senior year, and aside from transfer Jordan Cornish’s ability to play the 3, the Green Wave really do not have much depth at that position. If nothing else, Moses Wood will definitely provide much needed depth for the 2018 Green Wave roster.
Welcome to the Wave, Moses.