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.