Brandon Goodwin (basketball)

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

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]

  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


Regular season[edit]

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


  1. ^ Forgrave, Reid (November 17, 2017). "FGCU's Brandon Goodwin trades troubled past for bright future at Dunk City". 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". September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies finalize 2018-19 regular season roster". October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Memphis Hustle announce 2018-19 Training Camp Roster". October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin". November 29, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Nick Young, Waive Brandon Goodwin". December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Langham, Geoff (December 13, 2018). "Brandon Goodwin returns to Memphis Hustle". Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin, Waive DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell". December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

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