With several prospects in Arizona's 2018 class already getting good attention from college coaches there are many other student-athletes in the class that will soon begin to garner much attention from college coaches. One of these prospects is Anthem Prep High School's 6-foot-8, 185-pound junior post Trey Wood. Wood is putting up serious numbers this high school season after missing much of the 2016 club season with an injury.
Wood got off to a very good start to the spring club season in 2016, while playing for his Powerhouse Hoops 16U team, and then suffered an injury that caused him to miss the remainder of the spring and summer club season.
Wood has returned this high school season to pick up where he left off and he has been in rare form - averaging ridiculous numbers on the season. Wood is averaging an eye-popping 24 points, 15.4 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per/game. While Anthem Prep (4-11) has struggled to win games this high school season, Wood has more than does his part to affect the team's offensive/defensive production.
Wood should begin to receive his share of college recruitment as a result. Bigger post players always see much higher college recruitment, especially out of the state of Arizona. Wood, while lacking physical size and girth on his long, thin frame, is very mobile for his size and runs the floor like a guard. His ability to outrun opposing post players down the floor makes him an attractive prospect over time. Wood has tremendous upside as a player, something we often talk about, but this young man has loads of it. As he gains physical maturity he will blossom nicely.
Wood is an effective scorer currently on the low block with solid low-post footwork and a nice jump hook. He also is able to make shots away from the basket, from mid-range. He is capable of putting the basketball on the floor from the wing and also making moves to the basket, where he is a good finisher.
Wood is also a very active rebounder and shotblocker - among the very best for his size and position in the class. His length and versatility as a post are amazing attributes and will only benefit him a great deal over time as he matures and develops.
Wood will need to continue to work hard on his craft to reach his full potential as a player over time, but he has very good work ethic as a player and that should not be a problem for him at all. Whomever lands this young man will get a nice talent who has his best years well ahead of him.
The level of college that Wood lands at will be very interesting, and will be determined a great deal by his performance next spring and summer. I expect him to generate a lot of interest at the mid-major level.