COLUMBUS, Ohio (3-21-18) – Upper Arlington High School senior Dane Goodwin was named Ohio Mr. Basketball Wednesday by a statewide media panel.
A 6-foot-5 senior, Goodwin averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds for the District finalist Golden Bears. A four-year starter, he set school records for points scored (1,951 points) and rebounds (817).
Other finalists for the award were Jerome Hunter of Pickerington North, Cameron Brooks-Harris of Zanesville, Darius Bazley of Cincinnati Princeton, Justin Ahrens of Versailles, Kollin Van Horn of Proctorville Fairland, Sincere Carry of Solon, Michael Bothwell of Willoughby Cornerstone Christian, Pete Nance of Richfield Revere and Vincent Williams of Toledo St. John’s.
Upper Arlington Head Coach Tim Casey told the Colunbus Dispatch:
“Dane has a very high basketball IQ, which he obviously acquired being around the game virtually his whole life.”
“He’s also one of the most naturally gifted players I’ve had in 33 years of coaching. He has unbelievable hand-eye coordination, savvy and timing. Dane has a competitive edge about him. When the game’s on the line, he has another gear and can raise his game to another level. I can’t begin to count how many game-winning baskets he made for us.”
Goodwin, a Notre Dame commit, is the son of former St. Marys great Damon Goodwin.