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Angel Goodrich (born February 24, 1990) is an American former professional basketball player, who played for the Tulsa Shock and Seattle Storm in the WNBA.

Angel Goodrich
Angel Goodrich at 2 August 2015 game cropped.jpg
Goodrich playing for the Seattle Storm in 2015
Personal information
Born (1990-02-24) February 24, 1990 (age 28)[1]
Glendale, Arizona
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolSequoyah (Tahlequah, Oklahoma)
CollegeKansas (2009–2013)
WNBA draft2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Tulsa Shock
Playing career2013–2015
PositionGuard
Career history
2013–2014Tulsa Shock
2014Chevakata Vologda (RPL)
2015Seattle Storm
Stats at WNBA.com

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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.[2][3][4][5]

Goodrich has two siblings, an older brother Zach Goodrich, and a younger sister Nikki Lewis. Lewis played college basketball for the Tabor Bluejays.[6]

High schoolEdit

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.[7][8]

CollegeEdit

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.[7][9][10]

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.[10]

Kansas statisticsEdit

Source[11]

Legend
  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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008-09 Kansas redshirt
2009-10 Kansas 15 102 34.1% 20.0% 50.0% 2.7 7.1 1.1 0.1 6.8
2010-11 Kansas 27 203 35.8% 28.4% 64.0% 3.0 6.3 1.7 0.1 7.5
2011-12 Kansas 34 476 43.1% 38.5% 65.9% 4.1 7.4 2.4 0.4 14.0
2012-13 Kansas 34 481 36.5% 31.5% 73.0% 3.5 7.2 2.8 0.2 14.1
Career 127 1262 42.3% 33.3% 62.0% 9.6 0.5 0.8 0.8 9.9

Professional careerEdit

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.[12] During the 2013-14 off-season, she played for Chevakata Vologda in the Russian Premier League.[13] In 2014, she completed her second and final season for the Shock. In 2015, she was picked up on waivers by the Seattle Storm.[4][14][15] In September 2015 Goodrich registered the first double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) in her three-year WNBA career.[16]

 
Angel Goodrich vs Kristi Toliver

WNBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2013 Tulsa Shock 31 16 21.9 .423 .250 .545 1.8 2.9 1.2 0.1 1.68 4.4
2014 Tulsa Shock 29 0 6.3 .480 .500 .571 0.4 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.69 1.0
2015 Seattle Storm 23 5 15.8 .408 .300 .500 1.7 3.0 0.6 0.0 1.1 3.0
Career 3 years, 2 teams 83 21 14.7 .424 .273 .538 1.3 2.2 0.7 0.0 1.20 2.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Angel Goodrich". WNBA. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  2. ^ "Cherokee Citizen, Kansas point guard Angel Goodrich inspires Cherokee teens". Cherokee Nation. December 5, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Native Daughters: Angel Goodrich". UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. November 24, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Angel Goodrich (Cherokee) Finishes Second Season in the WNBA for the Tulsa Shock". nativenewsonline.net. August 18, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Gyasi Ross (2015). "Black History Month: An Honest Conversation With Yawna Allen on Being Native and Black". Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  6. ^ "Tabor College: 2013-14 Women's Basketball Roster: #1 Nikki Lewis". Tabor College. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "The Indomitable Cherokee: University of Kansas's Court General Angel Goodrich". indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com. April 14, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Sequoyah High's Success Energizes Tribe". New York Times. December 18, 2007. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Goodrich becomes 26th to join 1,000-point scoring club". kansan.com. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "KU's Angel Goodrich Selected by Tulsa in 2013 WNBA Draft". wibwnewsnow.com. April 15, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  12. ^ "Native American Women in the WNBA; Schimmel to Join Elite Company". NDNSPORTS.com. April 8, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "Vologda-Chevakata signs Angel Goodrich". cherokeephoenix.org. October 16, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  14. ^ "KU's Angel Goodrich Highest-Drafted Native Player in WNBA History". indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com. April 16, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  15. ^ "Shock Notebook: Former Tulsa guard Angel Goodrich picked up by Seattle Storm". Tulsa World. June 7, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  16. ^ Harwood, Rodney (2015-09-16). "Seattle Storm Guard Angel Goodrich: 'It's All About Mindset and Staying Positive'". Indian Country Media Network. Retrieved 2017-09-08.

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