Former N.C. State basketball player Scott Wood was one of 12 players auditioning for the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. Columnist Tom Sorensen caught up with Wood and got his thoughts on:
• Thursdays baseball game between the Wolfpack and North Carolina: I hope they kick UNCs tail. ... Hopefully we can get them again and we can advance. Survive and advance is what theyre saying. So we all believe in them. So good luck to them.
Ill be in Atlanta (to audition for the Hawks). But I should be able to catch part of the game. Hopefully my flight isnt during the game so I can catch a little bit of it.
• On trying out with the Bobcats: If I ended up here it would be awesome because I know that theres State fans in the area that could come watch me. So well see how it works out.
• On whether his ability to hit the 3-pointer gives him an advantage in the NBA workouts: I hope so. I hope some of the teams recognize that. Different than a college three but Im doing pretty well .Hopefully they recognize thats a good asset to have.
Its different (pro three versus college three). At the beginning it doesnt really make a difference to me, but as you work out you have to make sure you get your legs into it because it is a little farther back. And you just gotta make sure that you get good arc on it and get your legs into it.
(Note: A college 3-pointer is 20.9 feet; an NBA 3-pointer is 23.9 feet.)