Goodrich playing for the Seattle Storm in 2015
|Born||February 24, 1990|
|High school||Sequoyah (Tahlequah, Oklahoma)|
|WNBA draft||2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Tulsa Shock|
|2014||Chevakata Vologda (RPL)|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Background and familyEdit
Goodrich was born in Glendale, Arizona to Jonathan and Fayth (Goodrich) Lewis. Jonathan is African-American; Fayth is Native American (Cherokee). Goodrich herself is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.
Goodrich attended Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where she was the first Division I athletic scholarship recipient in the school's history. During her 4 years at the Cherokee-operated school, she lettered in basketball, softball and track and field, and earned All-State honors as a sprinter. She also led the school's basketball team, the Sequoyah Lady Indians, to three consecutive Class AAA state titles.
Goodrich played her college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks at the University of Kansas. In her freshman year, she tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee, causing her to miss the entire season. The following year she tore the ACL in her right knee after only 15 games. Despite these setbacks, she still scored over 1,000 career points for KU, and became the Jayhawks' all-time career assists leader. Her assists total of 771 ranks as the third-highest in Big 12 Conference history.
In her senior year, Goodrich was a finalist for the Naismith Award, Wade Trophy, Wooden Award, Nancy Lieberman Award, and the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award. She also earned First Team All-Big 12 honors, and was a member of the WBCA All-Region 5 Team.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
In 2013, Goodrich was selected in the third round of the WNBA draft (29th pick overall) by the Tulsa Shock. At the time she was the highest-drafted Native American player in the history of the WNBA. During the 2013-14 off-season, she played for Chevakata Vologda in the Russian Premier League. In 2014, she completed her second and final season for the Shock. In 2015, she was picked up on waivers by the Seattle Storm. In September 2015 Goodrich registered the first double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) in her three-year WNBA career. Angel then went on to play half a season in Russia and a full season in Poland after she was let go from Seattle in 2016. Goodrich then turned her attention to teaching Native American youth at a basketball camp to help prepare them for playing at a collegiate level.
WNBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|TO||Turnovers per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|Bold||Career high||League leader|
|Career||3 years, 2 teams||83||21||14.7||.424||.273||.538||1.3||2.2||0.7||0.0||1.20||2.8|
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