Tag:Darrick Wood
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:52 pm

St. John's loses another: Darrick Wood decommits

By Jeff Borzello

St. John’s continues to take hits.

After losing two members of its vaunted recruiting class from 2011, the Red Storm also received a decommitment from top-50 2012 prospect Ricardo Gathers. Now, both 2012 commits are gone.

Darrick Wood, a 6-foot-5 guard from Washington D.C., rescinded his pledge to St. John’s on Thursday.

“I just wanted to open up my recruitment,” Wood told CBSSports.com. “Weigh my options a little more before the spring hits.”

However, St. John’s remains as his favorite.

“I still consider STJ my top school,” Wood said.

While there are rumors about potential NCAA clearinghouse issues with Wood, he maintains his academics are in good shape. He is currently enrolled at Bridgton Academy in Maine.

When Wood committed to St. John’s, he also considered Oklahoma State, USC, Virginia Tech and South Florida.

Posted on: August 20, 2011 5:39 pm

St. John's gets commitment from Darrick Wood

By Jeff Borzello

After hanging slightly below the radar for most of the past year, Darrick Wood burst onto the scene with several high-scoring outings in the spring with the NJ Playaz.

On Saturday, Wood capped off a successful spring and summer by committing to St. John’s.

“St. John’s seemed perfect for me,” Wood told CBSSports.com. “Tough basketball is what I’m all about and I think they will make history in the Big East. It’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

Wood is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who can really fill it up. While he needs to add bulk and muscle, Wood is able to score effectively around the rim because of his length and athleticism. He has deep range on his jumper and is efficient with his pull-up jumper.

The NIA Prep (N.J.) product is the second pledge in the Red Storm’s 2012 recruiting class, joining Louisiana forward Ricardo Gathers. 

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