Recruiting Report: Alex Wood (2020)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 05/11/18 12:00 PM

Normal U-High 2020 point guard Alex Wood intrigued us when we saw him last summer with his leadership and ability to get others involved.  His game continues to grow and evolve.  Wood has become a more consistent threat from the perimeter shooting from three.  Quick and concise release.  Shoots one dribble pull ups with ease.  Wood is a plus passer that plays with a high IQ especially in the half court.  Worthy of low-major interest.

He broke down his sophomore campaign at Normal U-High.

“It was pretty good.  I started off really strong and toward the end of the season we started playing stiffer competition and wasn’t used to handling it.  After the first year we will be better and handling it next year.”

Wood took over the spot left by D1 guard Keondre Schumacher.

“I think I did pretty well.  It was huge shoes to fill.  Keondre is a great player.  I had some teammates to take some of the pressure off me.  I think I had a good start to my varsity career.”

Where did he see the most growth in his game?

“I have gotten a lot better shooting especially coming into high school my shot wasn’t great.  I have realized that since I am not a bigger guy I have to work on my shot.  Ball handling for sure and on ball defense I got better.”

One Missouri Valley school has been the most involved early with the Young & Reckless 16U guard.

“I have been talking to SIU the most.  I went down there at the beginning of the high school season.  The campus was really nice.  It was sunny and warm.  I went down there with Reggie (Strong) which was cool.  Coach Clancy made it feel like home.”