PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, Steve Donahue, has announced the addition of Caleb Wood to the 2016-17 roster. He becomes the seventh newcomer to the program for the upcoming season, joining incoming freshmen Ryan Betley, Aj Brodeur, Devon Goodman, Ray Jerome, Zack Kaminsky and Jakub Mijakowski.
Wood, who hails from Reno, Nev., played last season at Lassen Community College, a Golden Valley Conference member located in Susanville, Calif. He will be immediately eligible to play for the Quakers, and will have two years of eligibility.
“I’m very excited that we are able to add Caleb to our program,” said Donahue, who enters his second season with the Quakers in 2016-17. “He is going to be a huge piece for us as we continue to build our program. He brings a tremendous skill set to our team with his ability to score off the dribble and his three-point shooting. Caleb played against some outstanding competition during his time at Lassen, so he should be prepared to come in on Day One and be an immediate contributor. Caleb’s final two years of eligibility will be very valuable to our program.”
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Reno, Nev. / Galena
2015-16 (Lassen CC): Led LCC in scoring, averaging 23.2 points, and also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game … Had a 49.1 three-point shooting percentage and an 84.7 free-throw shooting percentage.
2013-14 (Monterey Peninsula College): As a freshman, played in all 27 games and started 25 … Led MPC in scoring (11.0 ppg) and averaged 2.6 three-point baskets per game … Also averaged 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
High School: Four-year letter winner … Team captain as a senior … His high school coaches were Tom Maurer and Brian Voyles … Second-team all-state as a senior … Two-time first-team all-conference … Second-team all-conference as a sophomore … Four-year recipient of Award for Academic Excellence … Graduated with an Honors Diploma.
Personal: Son of Angela and David Wood … Father played college basketball at the University of Nevada and later enjoyed a decade-long NBA career … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.