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Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

Posted on: May 4, 2011 8:34 am
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

A few players have played basketball and football in college. In some cases, most notably Greg Paulus and potentially Melvin Goins, a player used his four years of basketball eligibility and then used his fifth year to play football.

But leaving basketball after three years to transfer and play a sport you haven’t played in six years?

That’s exactly what Demetri Goodson is planning to do.

The Gonzaga point guard announced Tuesday he was leaving the basketball program to pursue a college football career.

“He wants to finish his NCAA eligibility playing football,” head coach Mark Few said. “After having convinced us he would finish his degree then we were all in support of his decision.”

The Spokane Spokesman-Review suggested Goodson will return home to Texas, and could play at Texas A&M or Texas State. His older brother played football at A&M, and his brother’s former coach is now at Texas State.

Arizona State offered Goodson a football scholarship back in high school, despite the fact he stopped playing on the gridiron during his sophomore season.

Goodson started all 35 games last season and 68 of his last 69 games, averaging 5.2 points and 2.6 assists during his junior campaign. He will have two years of football eligibility.

Photo: US Presswire

Category: NCAAB
Tags: football, Gonzaga
 
Comments

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

How can you write an article like this and not even bother to mention what position he did/will play in football?
Given that he hasn't played football since he was a sophomore in high school, I would guess that they don't know what position he will play. All of the ones that a fast point guard sized person could play (there aren't that many) would be possibilities.



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Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:22 pm
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Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:55 am
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

at 5.2 points and 2.6 dimes a game no wonder he is going to try football. if he was at 20 points and 10 dimes a game this would not be a story. Good luck in football Demetri. you are going to need it!!!!!!



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

Height and weight would be a nice touch.




Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

Hey, look, I wish him well.  You are supposed to explore experiences at this age.  You only go around once, but I find the "career" reference amusing.  A career in college football would appear to be a short lived one.  I get it, he would like to go on from there, but you do not experience careers in college. 

Wish him well.  Great athlete who will hopefully be glad with his decision. 



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

I always thought he was playing the wrong sport. He never really figured out how to capitolize his wicked speed/acceleration on basketball court. Meech is extra fast.



Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

He would likely be a CB is what I've heard.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

How can you write an article like this and not even bother to mention what position he did/will play in football?


exactly....



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 11:31 am
 

Goodson leaving hoops to pursue football

How can you write an article like this and not even bother to mention what position he did/will play in football?


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