(12-27-21) Senior Dane Goodwin has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday, December 27, 2021, after leading the Notre Dame to a 2-0 week in Purcell Pavilion.
Goodwin averaged 19.5 points per game last week, while pulling down 5.5 rebounds per contest and shooting .692 (9-13) from three-point range. He shares the ACC award with Femi Odukale from Pittsburgh who scored 28 points against Jacksonville.
Goodwin was the 2018 Ohio Mr. Basketball, 2018 Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year and the 2018 USA Today Ohio Player of the Year.
Against Western Michigan, the Upper Arlington, Ohio, native scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds and four three pointers. Two days later against Texas A&M Corpus Christi Goodwin logged his first 20-point game of the season, scoring a game-high 21 points and 7-of-14 shooting with five three pointers, six rebounds and three steals.
The honor is the first conference weekly award of Goodwin’s career. He is the first Irish player to earn ACC player of the week accolades since John Mooney on February 6, 2020. Teammate and freshman Blake Wesely was named ACC Rookie of the Week on December 13 of this season.
Father, Damon was a top high school player at St. Marys (Oh), he is the all-time winningest basketball head coach at Capital University), played basketball at the University of Dayton from 1982-83 through 1985-86 and was a seventh-round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns in 1986. Dayton was 1-4 against Notre Dame during Damon Goodwin’s playing time at Dayton.