McDonald's All-American Video Profile: Shaq Goodwin April 4, 2012
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A long, strong, athletic big man with good hands and a developing skill-set, it's easy to see what both the football and basketball recruiting services like about Shaq Goodwin (#24 Scout, #26 Rivals, #19 ESPN). Although possibly a bit undersized at 6-8, he has the frame, wingspan and motor coaches love to have in their frontcourt rotation, and he has no qualms at all about what he is at this stage.
Goodwin gets most of his production running the floor (ferociously) in transition, crashing the offensive glass and finishing whatever his teammates are able to create for him around the rim with powerful dunks. His post game shows potential but is still a work in progress, and he doesn't attempt to do much of anything outside the paint.
Defensively, Goodwin gets by mostly with his physical tools at this point, and is able to be quite a presence on the glass when he's fully dialed in. His lack of experience and average feel for the game will reveal itself from time to time, but considering his age, that's not a surprise.
Scouts will likely be watching closely how the rest of Goodwin's game comes along in the next few years, as his physical tools are a commodity you don't find every day. Right now he's talking about playing both football (he's also a highly touted wide receiver prospect) and basketball in college, but it's difficult to see how that would be possible considering the demands of both sports. [Read Full Article]