Mar 19, 2012
Jan 22, 2011
NBA Comparison: Loy Vaught
Strengths: Strong, aggressive, physical presence inside … Solid run jump athleticism for a 4, with good explosiveness off 2 feet … Great in transition … Gets up and down the floor very quickly for his size … Uses his body to establish good post position … Good shot-blocker, particularly for his height … Averaging 1.7 BPG on the year … Underrated passer from the post … Limits his fouls, with only 2.7 per game on the season … Very efficient, is making 63% of his shots this season … Massive 7’2" wingspan … Goodwin won’t turn 20 until September and still has plenty of room to develop … His athleticism makes him a great target for lobs and great at getting put back dunks … Very active, high-energy player when he’s giving full effort … Good hands … Decent shooting ability out to mid-range … Gets his fair share of steals thanks to his active hands …
Weaknesses: Has a great wingspan, but is a bit undersized for a big man, appears to be around 6’8 – 6’8.5 in shoes … Poor rebounder considering his physical attributes, doesn’t box out well (or at all) relying far too much on his physical abilities, lacking basic post fundamentals, and gets relatively few defensive rebounds. Really needs to focus more time and energy on this aspect of his game … Despite the shot blocking, not the best post defender, may even be too thin in his lower body since slimming down prior to this season … His free throw percentage has decreased from last season … He’s shooting only 62% from the line … Occasionally, his play reflects a lack of maturity as a player …
Overall: Goodwin is a strong, athletic young prospect with a lot of room to develop … He’s a bit raw at this point in time, but most of his flaws, aside from his lack of height, are correctable and he could make a good, high-energy power forward off the bench in the NBA.
Jacob Stallard 2/7/14