Former Prince George’s County basketball standout Jordan Goodman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at the University of New Mexico.
Goodman, a 6-foot-9 forward, will join the Lobos next season as one of the top-rated junior college players in the nation. He will be a junior next season after spending the past two seasons at Harcum College in Pennsylvania.
“We are very excited to welcome Jordan to our program,” said New Mexico head coach Craig Neal. “He is one of the highest-rated junior college players in the nation. Jordan is very talented and will help us make up some of the lost scoring from last year.”
Goodman, who was also recruited by Oklahoma State, Temple, Georgetown and La Salle among others, will join a New Mexico program that won 27 games last season and became the first program in Mountain West history to win three straight conference tournaments.
Goodman averaged 18.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season as a sophomore while earning first team NJCAA All-America honors and became just the third player in Harcum College history to eclipse the 1,000 career point mark.
The junior college All-American helped guide the Bears to a 32-win season and an appearance in the NJCAA Division I Final Four. The 32 wins were a program record as Harcum finished the 2013-2014 campaign ranked fourth in the national NJCAA rankings.
“He is a multi-dimensional player, and we will play him at a variety of positions on the floor,” said Neal. “Jordan is a player who can come in and score for us while bringing a lot of athleticism and versatility to our program.”
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