Wood Has Agreed To A Deal With China’s Fujian Sturgeons
The 21-year old will be leaving the country for the first time in his professional career
Wood signs with the Fujian Sturgeons
Christian Wood has signed with China’s Fujian Sturgeons, according to multiple sources Wednesday afternoon.
Wood, who played two seasons with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, averaged 10.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 63 appearances as a collegiate player.
Wood declared for the draft after his sophomore season, but went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft. He then signed with the Philadelphia 76ers after a summer league stint with the Houston Rockets. The Long Beach, California native has appeared in 30 NBA games – 17 with Philadelphia and 13 with Charlotte. He’s averaged 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds over those 30 games.
Just 21 years old, Wood joins Fujian as one of three Americans on the roster (Marquette’s Dwight Buycks and San Diego’s Jeremy Tyler).
Wood will hope a solid showing abroad can help propel the former UNLV standout back into the NBA.