6’4 Jordan Goodwin Goes Beast Mode! Althoff Wins First State Title!
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6’4 Jordan Goodwin (Belleville Althoff) is the winningest and most productive player in Illinois high school basketball and he’s just a junior!
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He might not be the most athletic or the highest ranked on the national lists, but Goodwin is a pure basketball player and he wins! He doesn’t need a “position at the next level.”
Scoring over 1700 career points in high school so far, Goodwin led the Belleville Althoff Crusaders (32-2) to its first Boys Basketball state title after finishing second in 2015. Althoff checks in at #26 in the latest BALLISLIFE FAB 50. Look for them to move up!
Goodwin has dominated varsity basketball since he stepped on the court as a freshman. As a sophomore, he led team in scoring (20ppg), rebounding (8.4) and second in assists (2.5). As a junior, he did it again, averaging a team high 19ppg with a team high 293 rebounds and 99 assists.
Goodwin is as competitive and physical as any high school player. He guards the opponent’s best player, even if it means a 7 inch size disadvantage as it did in Peoria vs St Joes’ 6’11 Nick Rakocevic.
Check out these highlights from the IHSA State semis and finals from Carver Arena in Peoria, IL. You’ll see Goodwin’s high basketball IQ and court vision on display in this mixtape, but his biggest strength is his rebounding (toughness) especially for his size and his position (guard). He’s also a leader for his team.
In the state semis and finals in Peoria (2 wins), Goodwin put up 44 points, 25 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals.
Goodwin scored 25 points, grabbing 15 rebounds in the 3A title game rematch from 2015 vs St Joes.
Then Goodwin and the Crusaders dominated Lincoln-Way West 62-37 to win the Class 3A state title, not allowing a single field goal for a seven-minute stretch.
In the final, Goodwin finished with 19 points (8-14), 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals before exiting.
It was a historic season for the St Louis area Althoff with their only losses coming to Highland (when most of team still returning from playing football) and to Chaminade which features Goodwin St Louis Eagles AAU teammate Duke-bound Jayson Tatum, one of the top players in the country.
As for recruiting, high major coaches are taking notice of Goodwin. Jordan currently holds offers from Iowa (Football and Basketball), Purdue, Indiana, Creighton, Illinois, Missouri, SLU, Virginia Tech, Illinois State, Northwestern and more. That list will continue to grow!
Thanks to Matt Troha and everyone at the IHSA and Belleville Althoff Catholic.
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