STATISTICS & HISTORY
Wilfred Goodwin was known as “Bill” when he attended high school and later acquired the moniker “Pop” when he played professional basketball. Goodwin was an outstanding 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 midway through his second season with the Steamrollers. Goodwin had greater success in the minor leagues where he remained active for four more seasons. During the 1949-50 season, Goodwin was a key member of the Williamsport squad that won the Eastern Basketball League Championhip.
|Wilfred Russell Goodwin||Born: Dec 22, 1920||Died: May 17, 2005||Hometown:||Brooklyn, NY|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|Major League Totals||81||135||80||350||4.3|
|Major League Totals||1||5||3||5||.286||13||13.0|