Apparently shooting is contagious in the Warriors’ organization.
Santa Cruz Warriors sharpshooter Scott Wood brought another Three-Point Contest trophy to the bay, emerging victorious in the NBA D-League’s installment of the event at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans… just as his Splash Brother Klay Thompson had predicted.
“That guy can really shoot,” Thompson said on Friday. “He should take home the D-League Three-Point Contest, honestly.”
The next day, Wood did just that. He finished the first round tied with Delaware 87ers guard Devondrick Walker at 18, then surged passed Walker with 23 in the final. Reggie Hearn (Reno Bighorns), Pierre Jackson (Texas Legends), Kevin Murphy (Grand Rapids Drive) and Gabe York (Erie BayHawks) also participated.
The contest victory comes during a season in which Wood is shooting 45% from the three-point line — while sinking 3.5 treys per game — and 63 of 66 from the foul line. The 26-year-old left NC State in 2013 as the school’s all-time leader in threes made before playing three seasons in Spain.
He landed on SportsCenter earlier this month when he sunk a shot from three-quarters court during Santa Cruz’s game at Golden State’s Oracle Arena.
Watch the full 2017 NBA D-League Three-Point Contest: