Tulane Men’s Basketball signs Nevada prep guard Moses Wood to NLI

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NEW ORLEANS – Tulane men’s basketball head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr., has announced the signing of Moses Wood to a National Letter of Intent, the first to do so in the Green Wave’s 2018 class.

“We are extremely excited about Moses’ commitment to our program,” Dunleavy said. “He’s a player that is very versatile and plays both sides of the ball. We feel very fortunate to have a player of his caliber choose Tulane.”

A native of Reno, Nev., Wood averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting just under 50 percent from the field during his junior season at Galena High School. He led the team to the NIAA 4A Northern Region semifinals after scoring 24 points with 12 rebounds in a 74-51 regional quarterfinal win and was named to the all-region team. As a sophomore and junior, Wood earned All-Sierra League recognition.

As an AAU player, Wood competed at the top level for the Las Vegas Prospects on Nike’s EYBL circuit where he led the team to the championship game of the Las Vegas Bigfoot Classic shooting 46 percent overall, 35 percent from 3-point range and 87 percent at the free throw line during the summer of 2017.

“Defensively, he’s long and shows very fluid movement,” Dunleavy said. “At the offense end, he can make outside shots and has very good ball skills.”

Wood comes from a family with a rich basketball background, as his father, David, enjoyed a professional playing career that lasted more than 15 years in the NBA and overseas. His time in the NBA included stints with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks.

The third of four brothers, Wood’s oldest sibling, Caleb, plays in the Ivy League at the University of Pennsylvania, while his other older brother, Josiah, competes at the NCAA Division II level at Alaska-Anchorage.

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