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Shaq Goodwin chooses Memphis over UCLA

Posted on: November 8, 2011 12:45 pm
 



By
Jeff Borzello

If a five-star prospect is uncommitted the day before the early signing period begins, chances are he will wait until at least the next day to announce his decision.

Not Shaq Goodwin – he couldn’t hold out any longer.

“#memphisbound,” Goodwin tweeted around noon on Tuesday.

A source confirmed the news to CBSSports.com.

Goodwin, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Southwest DeKalb (Ga.), chose the Tigers over UCLA, with Florida, Georgia and Arizona also in the mix. The Bruins were assumed to be in the driver’s seat for much of the last few weeks, especially after Goodwin visited this past weekend. Moreover, Goodwin’s former AAU coach, Korey McCray, is now an assistant coach with the Bruins.

Despite that, the commitment to Memphis is a major get for Josh Pastner. The two-sport star – he also wants to play football in college – is athletic and tough around the rim. He loves drawing contact around the rim, and is not afraid to bang in the paint. Goodwin gets to the free-throw line as well as anyone in the country, and is also adept at running the floor. He can also pass effectively and has good hands down low.

Goodwin ranks No. 21 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100. He joins Damien Wilson in Memphis’ 2012 recruiting class.

Photo: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Comments

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Shaq Goodwin chooses Memphis over UCLA

Big loss, although UCLA has an abundance of big men already on campus and none are Seniors.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:42 am
 

Shaq Goodwin chooses Memphis over UCLA

Welcome to Memphis basketball.  Josh prevails!!!



Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:27 am
 

Shaq Goodwin chooses Memphis over UCLA

Using no gimmicks (a la hiring McCray) and outdoing antiquated prestige, MEMPHIS once again prevails!

Welcome big guy.  #Leggo!




Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Shaq Goodwin chooses Memphis over UCLA

Welcome Shaq!  Glad to have you Tiger! GoUM!


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