Christian Wood left UNLV after his sophomore year and was projected as a first-round draft pick. But then the pre-draft workouts happened, and Wood started to fall in mock drafts.
But he was still in mock drafts. He was still in the first round of most mock drafts. But after hearing 60 names called in Brooklyn, Christian Wood will have to find his way to an NBA team as an undrafted free agent.
Wood was criticized all season by UNLV fans for not giving maximum effort, but he still put up 15.7 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels. At 6-foot-10, Wood has the height – but not the frame – to play in the NBA. He has a good face up game, where he could take most college defenders one on one. But he never showed consistency as a back-to-the-basket scorer or a spot up shooter.
He’s considered a project, but one with high upside. But it appears something tipped off NBA teams to not take a chance on a tall, athletic potential floor spacer that also blocked 2.7 shots per game last season.
Wood will probably find his way onto a Summer League roster with a chance to impress teams. But if he was projected as a first-round pick and turned teams off enough to not even deserve a second-round flyer, it is hard to believe he will find his way onto an NBA roster by summer’s end.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dont be scared to draft me I'm the biggest sleeper in the draft <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JustWait?src=hash">#JustWait</a></p>— Christian Wood (@Chriswood_5) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chriswood_5/status/614259345920929792">June 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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