Tiger Hoops Announces Signing of Shaq Goodwin Wednesday
Nov. 16, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - William Goodwin, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward better known as "Shaq," has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Memphis beginning in the fall of 2012, Tiger head coach Josh Pastner announced Wednesday.
Goodwin joins AAU teammate Damien Wilson in the Tigers' 2012 signing class. Goodwin is rated as the No. 19 prospect in the nation by ESPNU, while Scout ranks him as a five-star recruit and the No. 5 overall power forward in the class of 2012. ESPNU ranks him as the best prospect in the state of Georgia, and MaxPreps ranks him as a five-star power forward. Yahoo!/Rivals rates him as a four-star prospect and the No. 26 overall player in the class of 2012.
"Coach Stoudamire and Coach Murphy deserve all the credit on this," Pastner said. "Shaq is extremely contagious with positive energy, and it just flows throughout his game. He plays with a tremendous motor; he's very versatile and can shoot the three. He's a very, very good rebounder as well and just a high character guy that fits right in with our current student-athletes."
The following is a biographical sketch of Goodwin: