Leon Wood

NBA Experience 22 seasons
Born March 25, 1962 (Columbia, S.C.)
Resides Ladera Ranch, Calif.
HS St. Monica (Santa Monica, Calif.)
College Cal State Fullerton ’84

Leon Wood is a 22-year veteran NBA official. He has officiated in 1,208 regular-season games and 23 playoff games.

Wood’s connection with the NBA began as a player when he played professionally with Philadelphia, Washington, New Jersey, San Antonio, Atlanta and Sacramento, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds as a guard during his six-year NBA career. In addition to his NBA playing career, Wood was a member of the Gold Medal winning 1984 United States Olympic Basketball Team, and he won another Gold Medal in the 1983 Pan-Am Games.

Previous to his 22-seasons as an NBA official, Wood has three years of CBA officiating experience and one year of collegiate officiating experience in the Ohio Valley and Trans America Athletic Conferences. He also has one year of high school officiating experience in California.

Wood played for the University of Arizona for one season before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, where he was named All-American. The native of Santa Monica, Calif. is an inductee into the Orange County Hall of Fame, and in 1998, Wood was inducted into the Cal State Fullerton Hall of Fame. Wood was a member of the basketball team at St. Monica High School.

Wood volunteers with Cal Swish Basketball Club. His hobbies include playing golf, weightlifting, and tennis.