ACC All Access: Former Virginia Tech forward Marshall Wood transfers to Richmond

After spending two seasons at Virginia Tech, Marshall Wood has found a new home at Richmond to continue his college basketball career.

Wood, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Rustburg, has transferred to Richmond, according to the school's official athletic department website. He'll sit out the coming season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, but he'll have two seasons of eligibility on the court beginning with the 2015-16 season.

"We are very excited to welcome Marshall to the Richmond basketball program," Richmond coach Chris Mooney said on the website. "Marshall is talented and versatile.  We look forward to him working hard for this coming year in preparation for his final two seasons of college basketball."

In early May, a source within Tech's athletic department said Wood had told new men's basketball coach Buzz Williams he had decided to give up basketball, but Wood was expected to remain at Tech as a student. The source said Wood's decision wasn't based on coach-related or team-related matters.

Less than three weeks later, Wood decided to transfer from Tech. He asked for and was granted a release from his scholarship.

At Tech, he averaged 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in his two seasons, shooting 33.2 percent from the floor (28.8 percent from 3-point range). Last season, he started 11 of the 26 games in which he played. He played in 25 games in the '12-13 season as a freshman reserve.

During his career at Rustburgh High, he was a first team all-state selection as a senior, averaging 24.1 points and 12 rebounds per game. He averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a junior.

Wood, whose three finalists when he made his college decision in Oct. '11 were Tech, Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth, is one of three post players that has transferred away from Tech since Williams' arrival in late March. 

Trevor Thompson, a 6-11 forward who played as a freshman in Blacksburg, transferred to Ohio State. Maurice Kirby, a 6-9 forward who redshirted his first season at Tech, transferred to Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan.


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