EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Leon Wood, a four-year veteran out of Cal State Fullerton, was waived by the New Jersey Nets Thursday.
Wood, who was a Division I All-American as a Titan, played in 76 games for the Nets last season and averaged 7.3 points per game. He set a club mark by hitting 60 three-point field goals.
Wood, who was the point guard on the gold medal-winning 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team, was the 10th player chosen in the 1984 NBA draft. During his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers, he played in 38 of 82 games, averaging just 7.1 minutes in appearances and 3.2 points per game.
On Jan. 10, 1986, the 76ers traded Wood to the Washington Bullets for Kenny Green, then a rookie forward from Wake Forest.