Frosh Goodin has solid showing at Lucas camp

Taylor County High School guard Quentin Goodin is one of the top young basketball prospects in the state of Kentucky. Goodin, who recently visited Louisville, was a standout at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational last weekend in Louisville.

Already considered one of the top prospects in the state, Campbellsville, Ky., Taylor County High School freshman Quentin Goodin made a splash last weekend against some top national competition at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational.

The 6-foot-2 Goodin played on the same team at the camp with Louisville commitment Quentin Snider and was solid during the games played at the event and even better during five-on-five drills.

"It was super competitive," Goodin told Cardinal Authority. "I went against bigger and stronger people and I'm only going to get better from it.

"I like playing against stronger competition. I stay in the gym and work hard to try and get there. I've been working a lot on my game."

Goodin has played up an age group for a few years now and he said that's one of the reasons why his game has advanced like it has in a short time.

"I never really got better playing my age group," Goodin said. "So I was moved up and I really liked it. It's made me a lot better."

A combo guard with a strong frame, Goodin has impressed enough already to be gaining some college attention.

Goodin has visited Purdue twice, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and two weeks ago stopped in to check out Louisville.

"I've been a few places," he said. "(Louisville) was a great experience. The facilities and the coaches were great. They told me to keep working on my game and that they would be watching me."

Goodin averaged 11.1 points, 4.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds a game as an eighth-grader on the varsity level last season at Taylor County.

Preparing for his freshman season, Goodin will be coached by Jeff Kidder. The first-year coach at Taylor County was at Texas Tech last season as an assistant coach to former UK coach Billy Gillispie. He had previously been a long time junior college coach and is a native of Kentucky.

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