Welcome Josiah Wood, Isaiah Rhymes and Jalen Townsell

Welcome Josiah Wood, Isaiah Rhymes and Jalen Townsell

 University of Nevada head men's basketball coach Eric Musselman has added three walk-ons for the 2018-19 season.  Transfer Josiah Wood joins high school players Isaiah Rhymes and Jalen Townsell as the newest members of the Wolf Pack basketball team.
  
"We are really excited about our three walk-ons that we have added to our program in Josiah Wood, Isaiah Rhymes, and Jalen Townsell,"Musselman said.  "All three players bring a different element to the team and will all contribute to raise our level of practice intensity. Isaiah is a great shooter from Arizona who has the ability to stretch the floor. Josiah and Jalen are both local Reno products, Josiah being a skilled combo guard and Jalen being an athletic wing. All three are great additions to the program."
 
 Wood, the son of former Pack star David Wood, comes to Nevada after playing one season at the University of Alaska-Anchorage and will have one season to play at Nevada after sitting out 2018-19.  He started 23-of-29 games for the Seawolf basketball program as a junior.  The 6-5 guard led UAA dishing out 2.3 assists per game and was fourth in scoring at 7.8 points per contest.  Prior to attending UAA he played two seasons at Butte College, in Oroville, Calif. where he earned first-team All-Golden Valley Conference honors and helped the Roadrunners make back-to-back California State Tournament appearances and two runner-up GVC finishes.   His sophomore year he averaged 14.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and shot 46 percent from the field.  As a freshman he averaged 14 points and 5.6 rebounds.
 
As prep athlete, he attended Reno's Galena High School and was named the Nevada Division I North and Sierra League Player of the Year as a senior in 2014-15.  He led the league averaging 15.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.  
 
His father David Wood played at Nevada from 1985-87 and played in the NBA from 1988-97. 
 
The 6-3, 190-pound Rhymes played at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Ariz. for his grandfather coach Argie Rhymes.  He averaged 21.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, two assists, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks his senior year as the Falcons posted a 20-7 record.  A scholar athlete he was the region player of the year and a first-team all-region selection.  The Falcons captured the region title his senior year. 
 
Townsell is a 6-7, 198-pound guard/forward that played locally in Sparks, Nev. at Spanish Springs High School for coach Kyle Penney.   He averaged 21.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists per game for the Cougars this past season, leading the program to its first Northern 4A Region title. From the field he made 54 percent of his shots and 36 percent from behind the arc. He sank 66 percent of his free throws attempts.
 
He earned player of the year honors and was a McDonalds All-American nominee as a prep senior.  The Cougars twice captured the league title during his prep career.  The Reno Gazette Journal named him to their six-player All-North team.


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