Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The former Georgetown and Rutgers pledge verbally committed to Texas Tech on Monday.
“He committed to Texas Tech yesterday,” said Antwain Tennell, an assistant coach at Arlington (Fla.) Country Day where the 6-foot-10 Goodman goes to school.
“It just seemed like a good fit. They need a wing to come in. [Billy] Gillespie likes big wings and they need a wing to come in right away. He can help the program immediately. We thought it was a good fit with Jordan.”
Goodman initially committed to Georgetown and then followed David Cox to Rutgers, only to decommit in late May.
“He’s matured greatly over a year and a half he’s been with us,” Tennell said. “He will show his maturity level when he gets there.
“He cut his dreadlocks off. He”s not a bad kid, and his image is he’s a bad kid. Gillispie is good with kids like Jordan. We just thought it was a good move. It ultimately came down to a family decision.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.