Former Cal State Fullerton basketball star Leon Wood has been chosen to be an NBA referee this coming season. He was selected from eight officials who worked exhibition games, filling a vacancy created by a retirement, an NBA spokesman said.
Wood, 34, played six years in the NBA after his career with the Titans ended. He was a first-round draft choice by Philadelphia after setting Fullerton season and career scoring records.
Wood was a replacement official last year during the dispute between the referees' union and NBA owners. He was a CBA referee the rest of the season.