C-J All-State basketball | Taylor County's Quentin Goodin

C-J All-State basketball | Taylor County's Quentin Goodin


C-J All-State basketball | Taylor County's Quentin Goodin



Taylor County, Senior, 6-4


* On the floor: Goodin averaged 22.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.8 steals in helping the Cardinals finish 25-9 and reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season, falling to Doss in the quarterfinals. He was named the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year. Goodin finished his career with a school-record 2,968 points. (Taylor County alum Clem Haskins scored 3,325 career points but played his first two seasons at Durham High School.) Goodin is the only repeat selection to the first team this season. He was a third-team pick as a sophomore.

* Off the floor: Goodin grew up in Campbellsville, where Cardinals coach Richard Gatewood said he’s become “the Michael Jordan of Taylor County. … A lot of times kids his age don’t want to mess around with younger kids. But the kids here all look up to him. He treats them all like they’re his little brothers.”

* Future: Goodin, a four-star recruit and the No. 83-ranked prospect in the nation in the Class of 2016 according to Rivals.com, has signed with Xavier.

* Quotable: “He has a college body, and that’s the reason college coaches love him,” Gatewood said. “His body is Division I, high-major ready. One of the main things that’s overlooked is he has an extremely high basketball IQ. He does things in games that you can’t teach.”


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