Leon Wood

NBA Experience 28th season
Born March 25, 1962 (Columbia, S.C.)
Resides Queen Creek, Ariz.
High School St. Monica (Santa Monica, Calif.)
College Cal State Fullerton ’84

Leon Wood has officiated 1,506 regular-season games and 27 playoff games in 27 seasons as an NBA staff official. He also refereed the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

Wood officiated in the Continental Basketball Association for three years and college basketball for one year. 

As a player, Wood was the 10th pick in the famed 1984 NBA Draft, which also included Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. He played in the NBA for six seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 274 games.

A 6-3 guard, Wood also played in the Continental Basketball Association, earning All-CBA Second Team honors in 1989-90. Wood was a member of USA Basketball’s gold-medal-winning teams at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1983 Pan-Am Games in Venezuela.

Wood played for the University of Arizona for one season before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, where he was a three-time All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference First Team selection (1981-84). The Santa Monica, Calif., native was inducted into the Orange County Hall of Fame and the Cal State Fullerton Hall of Fame. His No. 20 jersey was retired by Cal State Fullerton. Wood was a Parade High School All-America Third Team selection in 1979. 

His hobbies include golf, tennis and weightlifting. 

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Law & Order
Favorite Movie Black Panther and The Equalizer 1 & 2
Favorite Musician Hip-Hop Music
Favorite Meal Steak
Favorite App Hulu
Would Most Like To Visit Africa and Australia