Osie Leon Wood III (born March 25, 1962), is an American former professional basketball player. A college All-American, he was a first round NBA draft pick, and both an Olympic and Pan-Am Games gold-medalist. He is currently in his 22nd season as an NBA referee.
|Born||March 25, 1962|
Columbia, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Saint Monica|
(Santa Monica, California)
|NBA draft||1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Number||20, 32, 33, 1, 22|
|1986–1987||New Jersey Nets|
|1987–1988||San Antonio Spurs|
|1989–1990||Santa Barbara Islanders|
|1990||New Jersey Nets|
|1990–1991||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1991–1992||Rapid City Thrillers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'3" point guard from Saint Monica Catholic High School, Wood was an All-American at California State University-Fullerton. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 10th pick in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft and played in six NBA seasons for six different teams: the 76ers, Washington Bullets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings.
In his NBA career, Wood played in 274 games and scored a total of 1,742 points (6.4 points per game). He had a short European professional league stint in Germany for MTV 1846 Giessen, where he was signed for the playoffs and appeared in three games, scoring a total of 77 points. He also played for CAI Zaragoza (ACB League) in the 1988–1989 season. Wood played four seasons in the Continental Basketball Association, averaging 18.1 points and 8.5 assists in 118 games, being named second-team All-CBA in 1990.
Wood filed lawsuit against NBA for violations of anti-trust laws. Both District Court and Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of NBA.