Wood is remembered by many UNC basketball fans as the 6-foot-6 guy who was the bridge between two more-famous 6-foot-6 guys — Walter Davis and Michael Jordan. He may have been the best shooter ever to wear the Carolina blue. He shot a deadly 56 percent from the field.
In 1976, Wood watched the gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic team, a team coached by UNC’s Dean Smith. Their squad included Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Mitch Kupchak and Tommy LaGarde. “I knew that’s where I wanted to go to school.” While he was the fourth pick in the NBA draft Wood’s NBA career was relatively short (six seasons).
An ordained minister based in Fort Mill, S.C., Wood’s daily focus is on helping youth.
“The biggest thing for our kids’ future is getting them to read and comprehend what they read,” Wood said. “Education opens the door for all kinds of opportunities.”
Below is the list of dates, times and location in September that Mr. Wood will be speaking. He will be in our schools talking to our youth about morals, character, responsibilities and accountability.
September 16 – Bassett 1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m.
September 17 Patrick County 10 a.m, Carlisle 1:30 p.m.
September 18 Martinsville Middle 9 a.m., Fields of Faith at PHCC 6 p.m., PH Event will be in held in Walker Fine Arts Theatre
September 19 Magna Vista 9 a.m., Magna Vista 10:15 a.m. , FC Middle 1:45 p.m.
September 20 Laurel Park 8:45 a.m., Martinsville High 2 p.m.
The event is being sponsored by: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Henry County Baptist Association, AUTOSBYNELSON.COM