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2002 Scouting Report:

Strengths: Possess soft touch around the basket can finish with a variety of moves ... Has nice form on his jumper can shoot consistently from 20 feet ... Great rebounder who is most importantly a solid offensive rebounder will grab any rebounds that come his way including ones out of his position ... Has excellent lateral quickness to maneuver around the lane because of this he is a good help defender ... Is a double-edged sword for opposing defenders in that he can play facing the basket or with his back to it ... Above average ball handler for a player his size often if the defense pushes him away from the blocks he can get the ball from the high post and take his opposing defender off the dribble via short jumper or lay-up ... Very athletic possess leaping ability and runs the floor extremely well because of this he is an excellent finisher on the break ... Is a solid positional defender in terms of staying in front of his man and not giving the offensive player much space to create ... Good work ethic really has improved every year since his junior year of high school ... Good passer from the post and recognizes most double teams ... Has 3-point range on his jumper ...

Weakness: Kind of a tweener in that he lacks the upper body strength to bang with NBA power forwards or the perimeter defense to play small forward ... Defensively he isn’t going to create havoc with his shot blocking which surprising considering that he has the tools to be a 3 block per game defender ... Although a talented post player he must still work on getting better post footwork as it at this point remains a tad underdeveloped ... The most frustrating thing about Gooden is that his concentration varies game to game this is the reason why many feel that he is inconsistent something all young players face ... Still learning how to be a good player defensively as he has a tendency to run into foul trouble ... Not the best shooter from the free throw line which is surprising considering that he has such soft touch ...

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1999-00 Kansas

33

45.1

31.3

65.9

0.7

0.8

7.5

1.1

10.6

2000-01 Kansas

28

51.6

40.0

64.8

0.5

1.0

8.4

1.7

15.8

2001-02 Kansas

37

50.4

27.8

75.5

1.8

1.4

11.4

2.0

19.8

DIV I Totals

98

49.3

30.6

69.8

1.1

1.1

9.2

1.6

15.6

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