What they're saying about George Goode

How good is George Goode? Will he fit into Rick Pitino's uptempo style of play? InsideTheVille.com has compiled comments from coaches and national recruiting anaylsts about the 6'8 forward's game.

Ask anyone that follows high school basketball from a national perspective what they think of George Goode, a 6'8, 200 pound forward from Missouri, and you're likely to learn this: Most think Goode is one of the premier outside shooters for his size nationally, and that there's a lot of upside to his game.

Here are a few selected comments from around the nation on new Louisville commit George Goode:

"His biggest strength right now is that he's probably one of the top 10 6-foot-7 or 6-foot-8 shooters in the country. He still needs to add a lot of weight in order to play at the highest level, but he really sacrificed his game this summer for us because we didn't have guys with size." - Robin Lucas, KC Rocktown AAU coach

"He's a dangerous shooter from behind the three point line but made an effort to improve his ball handling and did more damage around the basket (as a junior). He's got high major written all over him and still has plenty of room to improve and get stronger. He's becoming much more fluid and natural on the wing and creates match up problems because of his inside/out game." - Eric Bossi, Scout.com analyst

"He's long an gets up and down the court. He's very versatile and really shoots it well from the outside and he's starting to take it the hole better." - Evan Daniels, Scout.com analyst

"There's a lot of talent in that body and he should impact games each time out." - Dave Telep, Scout.com National Analyst

"Goode's baseline is that of a top 50 player. A 6-9 PF from Missouri, he either could play his way out of that or work his way into the top 30. He's been inconsistent in the past but also has shown flashes of great talent. He's a very good perimeter shooter for being his height, and he has become more athletic in the past year." – Rob Harrington, PrepStars.com

George Goode Profile

  • All-Metro, First Team
  • All-State, First Team
  • All-Star, 2006 Nike All-America Camp
  • Four-Star prospect, Scout.com
  • No. 73 overall prospect, Scout.com
  • No. 19 power forward prospect, Scout.com

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