Grandfather of North Carolina State's Scott Wood Released From Hospital Following Scare at Team Scrimmage

By Michael Roberts

The grandfather of North Carolina State Wolfpack senior Scott Wood was released from hospital Saturday after being stretchered off Friday at a team scrimmage.

Wood’s grandfather, Gene Wood, was released Saturday, according to team spokesman Dwayne Harrison, after he fell ill during a 20 minute public scrimmage that drew over 10,000 fans.  The scrimmage was stopped with 3:35 left after Gene Wood fell ill at court side. He would need to be stretched off and was taken to the hospital for evaluation where he was alert and conscious. Scott Wood was seen visibly upset as he followed the stretcher out of the arena.

This was the Wolfpack’s first public practice and was part of the “Primetime with the Pack” event. N.C. State Coach Mark Gottfried made his way onto the court with a theatrical entrance as he rode down a zip line from the second level of the PNC Arena stands.

The Wolfpack are among the favorites in the ACC and could capture their first conference title in 25 years. Gottfried is in his second year with the school and saw instant success taking the Wolfpack to the Sweet Sixtween last season.

Senior Scott Wood is expected to be a major piece of the puzzle for the Wolfpack, as he is a shooter with great range. Wood averaged 12.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6 apg last year. He is a career 40% three point shooter and is 90% from the free throw line. He played a key role in the Wolfpack making it to the Sweet Sixteen last year, as he shot 4-5 from long range scoring 14 points in a 66-63 victory against the Georgetown Hoyas in third round action.


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