Brandon Goodwin (basketball)

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Brandon Goodwin
No. 6 – Denver Nuggets
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1995-10-02) October 2, 1995 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorcross (Norcross, Georgia)
College
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018Memphis Hustle
2018–presentDenver Nuggets
2019–presentIowa Wolves
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Brandon Goodwin (born October 2, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) on a two-way contract with the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Florida Gulf Coast University. A transfer from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Goodwin was named the 2018 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year.

College career[edit]

Goodwin, a 6’2” point guard, committed to UCF from Norcross High School, he played for the Knights in the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons. He left UCF after being caught taking (though later returning) a bike on campus the summer after his freshman year.[1][2]

Goodwin landed at Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU) after leaving UCF. After sitting out a season as a transfer, he averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game and was named Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Year.[3] He then led the Eagles to an NCAA Tournament berth after earning Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP honors.[4]

Following his junior season, Goodwin declared for the 2017 NBA draft without signing with an agent, ultimately deciding to return to FGCU for his senior year.[5]

In his senior year, Goodwin led the Eagles to a regular season Atlantic Sun championship and was named first-team All-Atlantic Sun and Atlantic Sun Player of the Year,[6] he averaged 18.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game as a senior.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Hustle (2018)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Goodwin signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2018 NBA Summer League. On September 4, he joined the Grizzlies for training camp,[8] he was waived on October 13, as one of the final roster cuts before opening night.[9] Goodwin was subsequently addded to the roster of the Grizzlies’ NBA G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.[10] In nine appearances with the Hustle, Goodwin averaged 23.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

Denver Nuggets (2018–present)[edit]

On November 29, 2018, Goodwin was signed by the Denver Nuggets; the Nuggets were granted an injury hardship relief exception from the NBA, allowing them to add Goodwin to their otherwise full roster.[11] He was waived on December 10, without appearing in any games.[12]

On December 13, 2018, the Memphis Hustle announced that Goodwin had returned to their team.[13] Three days later the Nuggets re-signed Goodwin to a two-way contract.[14]


Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Denver 16 0 3.6 .261 .333 .818 .2 .9 .0 .0 1.4
Career 16 0 3.6 .261 .333 .818 .2 .9 .0 .0 1.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forgrave, Reid (November 17, 2017). "FGCU's Brandon Goodwin trades troubled past for bright future at Dunk City". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Soffian, Seth (February 14, 2017). "Alpha dog: Brandon Goodwin the star FGCU almost didn't have". The News-Press. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Hays, Chris (March 15, 2017). "UCF transfer Brandon Goodwin returns to Orlando with Florida Gulf Coast". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Caldwell, Dana (March 11, 2017). "Time of his life: Interesting journey of FGCU's Goodwin". The News-Press. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "College basketball: FGCU's Brandon Goodwin takes name out of NBA Draft". Naples Daily News. May 24, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "FGCU's Goodwin grabs @ASUNMBB top honor; postseason awards announced" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Grizzlies' Brandon Goodwin: Gets camp deal from Grizzlies". CBS Sports. September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Grizzlies sign Brandon Goodwin". NBA.com. September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies finalize 2018-19 regular season roster". NBA.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Memphis Hustle announce 2018-19 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin". NBA.com. November 29, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Nick Young, Waive Brandon Goodwin". NBA.com. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Langham, Geoff (December 13, 2018). "Brandon Goodwin returns to Memphis Hustle". NBA.com. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin, Waive DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell". NBA.com. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

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