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New Mexico Basketball: Season Review Jordan Goodman

Goodman came to New Mexico with high expectations only to have a injury filled season.

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The minute Jordan Goodman signed with the New Mexico Lobos the hype machine began running. Goodman was a first-team JC-All-American was considered to one of the top three Junior College players in the 2015 class. Goodman was expected to be a starter for the Lobos and have a big impact in his first season in New Mexico, there were even talks around Albuquerque that he could be a one and done player.

Goodman’s start as a Lobos got off to a rocky start as he had off season knee surgery and missed multiple preseason work outs that allowed Devon Williams to win the starting spot at the power forward and Joe Furstinger to work in to the rotation. Goodman never really looked in shape or like he was on the same page as the rest of the team often getting benched for missed defensive assignments or for taking ill-advised shots. Jordan’s season had few bright spots but his 19 points in 19 minutes against George Mason gave Lobo fans hope as he showed he had the ability to take over a game, even in limited minutes.

Unfortunately, that’s the best I would get the often injured Goodman missed 12 games and was shut down for the season on February 16th due to pain from a bone spur.

Goodman averaged 6.3 points in 13.4 minutes a game while only shooting 36 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range for the season, so there is room for growth.

There has been speculation that Goodman may transfer due to lack of playing time, but as of right now he is still a Lobo and might even redshirt the 2015-16 season if he is not fully recovered from surgery.  The Lobos will have a log jam for playing time at the four next year but if he is healthy he can also play some wing and possibly even the post. Everyone in Albuquerque is hoping he can recover from his injuries and give the Lobos one great season before moving on.