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Brandon Wood
Brandon Wood

Class:
RS Senior

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
G

Hometown/High School:
Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo (Valparaiso)


03/23/2012

Grinz on Green: Special Season Comes to a Close

Spartans go from unranked at the beginning of the season to a 29-8 record, winning a share of the Big Ten regular-season title and the Big Ten Tournament along the way.

03/23/2012

Spartans Run into Roadblock Against Louisville

03/18/2012

Sweet 16 Bound: Spartans Top Saint Louis, 65-61

Keith Appling scored 19 points for Michigan State.

03/17/2012

Green Posts Rare NCAA Tournament Triple-Double

Senior forward tallies 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in MSU's 89-67 second-round victory over LIU Brooklyn.

03/16/2012

MSU Basketball NCAA Press Conference Transcript

Coach Tom Izzo, Keith Appling, Draymond Green and Austin Thornton addressed the media Thursday.

03/18/2012

Michigan State 65, Saint Louis 61 - AP Photos

Keith Appling scored 19 points for Michigan State.

03/15/2012

Michigan State Shootaround - AP Photos

Michigan State practices for an NCAA game against Long Island.

03/11/2012

Michigan State 68, Ohio State 64 - AP Photos

Michigan State 68, Ohio State 64 - AP Photos

03/10/2012

AP Photos: No. 8 MSU vs. No. 14 Wisconsin

AP Photos: No. 8 MSU vs. No. 14 Wisconsin

03/04/2012

AP Photos: Michigan State vs. Ohio State

Michigan State vs. Ohio State March 4, 2012

The Word
Athletic, skilled scoring guard • Possesses range out to the NBA arc • Strength and athleticism allow him to be a very good on-the-ball defender • Owns the intelligence and athleticism that could make him an elite wing in the Big Ten.

2010-11 at Valparaiso
First-team All-Horizon League selection, he was the only non-senior on the first team • Averaged a team-best 16.7 points per game, ranking third in the conference • Earned Horizon League All-Tournament Team accolades, posting 24.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in Tournament play • NABC All-District 12 First-Team honoree • Scored 552 points, totaling 1,117 points in two years as a Crusader, a Valparaiso program record through a player's first two seasons • Led Valpo in assists (3.1 apg) and steals (1.7 spg) • 55 steals marked the sixth-most in a single season in school history • Scored in double figures in 26 of 33 games, including 12 games of 20 points or more and three contests with 30 points or more • Scored a season-high 35 points at Oakland (12/21), hitting 12-of-20 field goals, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range • Hit 7-of-10 3-pointers vs. Detroit (3/4) in the Horizon League Tournament, en route to a 30-point game • Connected on four or more 3-pointers in seven games • Tallied 20 points, a career-best 13 rebounds and five assists vs. Youngstown State (3/1) • Dished out a career-best seven assists in back-to-back games against Purdue North Central (11/18) and Ohio (11/23).

2009-10 at Valparaiso
Named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year • Second Team All-Horizon League selection • 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 • 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 (11/13) • Scored 30 points, including a season-best six 3-pointers, at No. 6 North Carolina (11/15) • Connected on 9-of-10 free throws en route to 24 points at No. 2 Michigan State (11/22) • Set a new Valpo Division I single-game scoring record with 39 points at Georgia Southern (11/27) 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. His 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 sub-regional-best 23.3 ppg on 60% shooting • Scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds at No. 5 Purdue (12/9).

2008-09 at 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 at 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.

High School
A four-year letterwinner for the WildKats at Kokomo High School •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 • 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
Born Jan. 5, 1989 • Son of Anthony and Laronda Wood • Pursuing a master's degree in advertising.

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