March 4, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Brandon Wood (30) drives to the basket against Ohio State Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas (1) during the second half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. Ohio state won 72-70. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Assault, Battery Charges Dismissed Against Former Michigan State Player Brandon Wood

Brandon Wood, formerly of Michigan State, was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service, while his assault and battery charges were dismissed.

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Former Michigan State Guard Brandon Wood's Assault, Battery Charges Dismissed

After being originally charged with assault and battery for an April 29 incident where he allegedly struck an 18-year-old man in the face with an open hand, former Michigan State basketball player Brandon Wood was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service in a Cook County court on Friday.

Fortunately for Wood, the assault and battery charges were each dismissed, and he was instead charged with criminal trespassing after refusing to leave a social gathering where he was reportedly asked to leave multiple times. Wood posted a $1,500 bond and was released on Friday afternoon, and still plans to explore his options as a pro basketball player.

A fifth-year transfer from Valparaiso who was allowed to bypass the NCAA's mandated one-year transfer sit-out rule for academic reasons, the 6-foot-2 Wood averaged 8.8 points per game last year for Tom Izzo's Spartans. He was the leading scorer with 14 points in Michigan State's NCAA Tournament-ending loss to the No. 4 seeded Louisville Cardinals, but struggled with his shot often during the season and did not quite live up to his lofty pre-transfer hype as an elite scorer.

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