Goodridge Keeps UCONN High On List

Connecticut still remains high on the list for Vernon Goodridge

It's always a difficult task to fit in with new teammates at a great tournament. Vernon Goodridge seemed to have that problem a little this past weekend playing for a talented New Heights Warriors program. "I was happy to play," Goodridge said. "I am going to get some rest now."

New Heights made it to the final of the Rumble in the Bronx Gold Medal round before losing to the New York City Bounce. The New Heights team was well coached and the players on its roster also have quite a bit of talent.

Goodridge, a 6-foot-9 blocking specialist from Philadelphia Lutheran, is being highly recruited by several high major programs. "I probably won't take any visits until after July," Goodridge said. "Probably take some in August. It's too busy."

Goodridge is likely to eventually be a high major impact player due to his defensive skills. Once he adds some strength and pounds to his frame, he will be more confident in playing offense with his back to the basket.

Goodridge mentioned interest in North Carolina, St. John's, Connecticut, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Clemson, Florida State, and Pittsburgh. "I am still open to schools," Goodridge said. "I need to take some visits to see the schools before I decide on any school. Right now I am just worried about playing this summer." Goodridge was unsure when he might be able to take a visit to the Connecticut campus. "I have to see after my summer is over when and where I can take these visits," he said.

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