PLAYER PROFILE

POP GOODWIN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Wilfred Goodwin was known as “Bill” when he attended  high school and latered acquired the moniker “Pop” when he played professional baskeball. Goodwin was an oustanding athlete at St.John’s Prep in Brooklyn. He was the star center for three years on the basketball team that was rated one of the best in the New York Metropolitan area.  Goodwin  served in the  army for four years during World War II. While in the service,  he he made a strong impression at the World Pro Basketball Tournament when he scored 13 points in a game against the Brooklyn Eagles.. After the war, Goodwin was signed by the  Providence  team of the newly formed Basketball Association of America. Goodwin who had to play near the basket to be effective, did not have the size to succeed in the BAA and was released mid way through his second season with the Steamrollers.  Goodwin had greater success in the minor leagues where he remained active for four more seasons.

 

POP GOODWIN Height: 6:02 Weight: 205 College: None
Wilfred Russell Goodwin Born:  Dec 22, 1920       Died:  May 17, 2005 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1941-42 Kingston-Albany NYSL 8 4 6 14 1.8
1942-45 Military Service
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 2 1 1 2 .500 3 1.5
1946-47 Providence BAA 55 98 60 75 .800 15 256 4.7
1947-48 Providence BAA 24 36 19 27 .704 7 91 3.8
1947-48 Scranton ABL 10 48 5 101 10.1
1948-49 Mohawk NYSL 15 44 2.9
1948-49 Pottsville-Williamsport EBL 8 20 10 50 6.3
1949-50 Williamsport EBL 27 134 45 313 11.6
1950-51 Williamsport EBL 24 99 38 236 9.8
Major League Totals 81 135 80 350 4.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1943-44 Camp Campbell WBT 1 5 3 5 .286 13 13.0
1947-48 Scranton ABL 2 6 3 15 7.5
1948-49 Williamsport EBL 3 7 6 20 6.7
1949-50 Williamsport EBL 7 45 10 100 14.3
1950-51 Williamsport EBL 3 6 2 14 4.7
Major League Totals 1 5 3 5 .286 13 13.0
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