Shaq Goodwin #2

Hometown:Decatur, GA
High School:Southwest DeKalb
Height/Weight:6-9 / 242


Has seen action in 36 games, making 33 starts ... Averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds ... Has 48 assists, 40 blocked shots and 38 steals ... Shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 62.8 percent from the free throw line ... Has 13 double-figure scoring games and two double-digit rebounding performances ... Has 15 contests with five or more rebounds.

Played in all 36 games and started the final 33 contests … Averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds … Had 48 assists, 40 blocked shots (second on team) and 38 steals (fourth on team) … Shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 62.8 percent from the free throw line … Had 13 double-figure scoring games and two double-digit rebounding performances … Posted 15 contests with five or more rebounds … Ranked among the Conference USA leaders (overall games) in blocked shots (10th).

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all five postseason contests … Averaged 4.0 points and 3.2 rebounds … Had four assists, four blocked shots and two steals … Shot 35.7 percent from the field … Had one double-figure scoring game … Did not score in the Tigers’ two NCAA Tournament games … Averaged only 9.5 minutes in the two NCAA Tournament contests … In the Conference USA Tournament (three games), averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds … Had three assists, two blocked shots and one steal … Shot 41.7 percent from the floor … Pulled down seven rebounds and scored two points in the Tigers’ double-overtime C-USA Tournament championship game victory over Southern Miss … Had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over Tulsa … Hit a season-high tying six FG and attempted a season-best 13 FG vs. the Golden Hurricane … Scored six points in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Tulane.

Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games … Averaged 7.4 points and 3.9 boards … Had 21 assists, 22 blocked shots and 13 steals … Shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 60.7 percent from the free throw line … Had six double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding performance … Posted five or more boards in five contests … Ranked among the Conference USA leaders (league games only) in blocked shots (8th) … Had four points and three rebounds in the regular-season home finale win over UAB … Scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists in the road win at UCF … Netted 19 points on 6-of-7 FG and 7-of-9 FT in a home win over Southern Miss … The 19 points were his high in C-USA action … The six FG made tied a season best … Also had five rebounds, five assists (tied season high), two blocked shots and one steal vs. the Golden Eagles … Had nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in a road win at Southern Miss … Recorded 10 points, three boards, two assists, one blocked shot and three steals in a home victory over Tulsa … Grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked three shots (tied season best) and added two steals in a road win at East Carolina … Scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds in a home win over Marshall … Opened C-USA play with three-straight, double-figure scoring games vs. East Carolina (12 points; home win), UAB (10 points; road win) and Rice (10 points; road win) … Also had four boards, two assists and two blocked shots at Rice … Pulled down eight rebounds in his C-USA debut vs. East Carolina.

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league contests and started 12 … Averaged 8.5 points and 5.4 rebounds … Had 23 assists, 14 blocked shots and 23 steals … Shot 50 percent from the field and 67.2 percent from the free throw line … Had six double-figure scoring games and one double-figure rebounding contest … Had nine games with five or more boards … Posted a solid all around performance in a home victory over Harvard with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocked shots (season high) and three steals … Had seven points, three steals and two boards in a road win at Tennessee … Scored 15 points and added three rebounds and three steals in a home win over Loyola, Md. … Netted 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a home victory over Lipscomb … Dished out a season-best five assists and recorded a season-high tying four steals in a home win over Austin Peay … Also grabbed eight boards vs. the Governors … Scored a season-high 20 points and hit a season-best six FG in a home win over Ohio … Also connected on a season-high eight FT vs. the Bobcats … Pulled down nine boards and three assists vs. Ohio … Recorded first collegiate double-double with 17 points and a season-high 12 boards in a home win over UT Martin … Also blocked two shots vs. the Skyhawks … Had 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and four steals (season best) in a loss to Minnesota at the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas … In collegiate debut, scored eight points and had seven boards, two assists, one blocked shot and three steals in the season-opening home win over North Florida … Was 6-of-6 from the free throw line vs. North Florida.

Played for Team USA at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil … Helped lead the U.S. to the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 mark … Squad defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico and Brazil in the preliminary rounds and then posted wins over Argentina (semifinal) and Brazil (championship) to take the gold …

Came off the bench in all five contests … Team’s third-leading scorer with a 12.4 average … Squad’s fourth-leading rebounder with a 4.8 average … Tops on the team in field goal percentage (80 percent) and free throw percentage (77.8 percent) … Had five assists, two blocks and two steals …

In opening game vs. the U.S. Virgin Islands, had a perfect shooting game with 12-of-12 FG and 6-of-6 FT for a game-high 30 points … Grabbed six boards … His 30-point performance was the third-highest, single-game scoring effort in USA Basketball U18 history … His 12-of-12 shooting performance set a U.S. mark for highest field goal percentage in a U18 game …

Followed his record-setting opening game with 13 points, seven boards and three assists in the win over Mexico … Had two points and four rebounds while playing in foul trouble in the preliminary-round win over Brazil …

In the semifinal victory over Argentina, scored 13 points and grabbed two boards … Netted his 13 points on 4-of-5 FG and 5-of-6 FT … Had four points and five boards in Team USA’s championship-game win over Brazil.

A 2012 McDonald’s All-American … Played in the McDonald’s All-America Game in Chicago, Ill., in late March … Scored eight points (4-of-7 FG) and grabbed four boards in the contest … Also played in the All-American Championship in New Orleans, La., on Apr. 1 … Had five points and seven rebounds in the game …

Played four seasons at Southwest DeKalb High School, where he led the Panthers to back-to-back state title games in his final two seasons … Won the 2012 Atlanta Journal-Constitution slam dunk contest championship … Named to the Georgia Class AAAA All-State and 6AAAA All-Region first teams in 2011-12 … Selected All-Metro first team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2011-12 … As a senior, averaged 21.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks … Shot 74 percent from the field … Posted 26 double-doubles … Helped lead Southwest DeKalb to its second-straight Georgia Class AAAA state title game and a 22-10 record … Scored 12 points with seven boards and three blocks in the title game …

Received Class AAAA All-State first team honors following the 2010-11 season … As a junior, averaged 18.0 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks … Shot over 70 percent from the field … Helped the Panthers to a 24-6 record before losing in the Georgia Class AAAA state championship game … His best game as a junior was a 41-point performance in a playoff win over Lakeside …

As a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds to help Southwest DeKalb to a 19-8 record … As a freshman in 2008-09, started 14 games and averaged 7.0 points and 7.0 rebounds as the Panthers went 13-14 …

Played AAU ball with the Atlanta Celtics … The program has produced current NBA stars Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Derrick Favors, Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire …

Also was an all-state football player at tight end/wide receiver for Southwest DeKalb … Helped the Panthers to an 8-3 record as a senior.

Why did you choose the University of Memphis?

The U of M simply plays my style of basketball.

How is it playing for Coach Pastner?

An indescribable experience.

What has been the most influential or beneficial tip that Coach Pastner or his staff has ever said to you?

Do your job.

What are your thoughts about playing in an NBA arena like the FedEx Forum?

I’m just ready to get there!

Who is the funniest person on the team, practical joker, etc?


Which athlete has influenced you the most in how you play and your drive to play?

Derek Favors

Where is your favorite place to eat when you are hanging with the guys?


When you need a break, what do you do?

Go to the river and relax.

When did you first realize just how dedicated the city of Memphis is to their Tigers?

My first visit two years ago verses Georgetown.

If you could tell people who aren’t from here one thing about Memphis, what would it be?

The unity.

What is the one thing you are most proud of when it comes to the City of Memphis?

The support is amazing.

Jookin is the newest dance craze to originate in Memphis. Can you Jook and if not, what is your best dance move?

No, I don’t Jook, I’m just not a dancer.