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Posted On: 10/7/18 10:28 PM
With the start of the high school basketball season not very far off Prep Hoops Idaho wanted to catch up with one of this years potential standout players in Southeast Idaho. Junior center Theo Wood from Grace High school is looking forward to having a great Junior year. We recently caught up with the 6’5″ 275 lb junior to find out what he has been doing to prepare for this year.
This summer Wood played with his high school team in tournaments at Idaho State University, Utah State University, and in Salt Lake City at the Rocky Mountain Showcase. “It went really good. We improved as a team and beat some bigger schools. We lost a lot of seniors last year and so it was good to start to work on getting use to playing with each other. I am excited for this year.”
Wood also said that this summer he has worked really hard on improving his quickness and speed. “I have really made an effort to improve my game with my back to the basket. Improving my drop step move and making quicker moves around the basket.” One of Wood’s strengths is his soft hands. He is really good at catching the ball and has a really good outside shot for a big guy. With his big frame Wood is also a great rim protector.
Wood also touched on some of his goals for the upcoming season. “I really want to be a consistent player that the team can count on each game. I also want to be a good teammate and help our team be the best it can be.”
Woods favorite NBA player is JaVale McGee. “I really like how he plays. He can shoot from the outside and is also very good at rebounding. He can beat his man off the dribble or hit a jump shot over him.”
We look forward to seeing how this 2020 prospect does this upcoming prep season.