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Eastern Illinois Men's Basketball Coach Marty Simmons has announced the addition of transfer striker Blake Goodman (6'7″ / 225) to the Panthers' roster for next season.


He has played the last two seasons at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Last season, Goodman was the team's leading scorer with 17.2 points per game, including 17 games with double-digit scoring. He scored 30 or more points in a game three times, with the highest score coming against Faulkner University with 36 points. Goodman hit 40.4 percent of his 3-pointers and sank 55 3-pointers. He posted 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. In his freshman season at Fisk, Goodman appeared in five games and scored a season-high 21 points against Delta State.


A native of Detroit, Michigan, Goodman prepped at North Farmington High School, where he earned All-State honors as a 1,000-point scorer. He averaged 24.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists his senior year. Goodman played his first collegiate season at Siena Heights University, averaging 11.4 points per game. He made 47 percent of his 3-pointers that season.


“Blake is a player who has proven he can score at the college level by scoring the most points on his previous team last season,” Simmons said. “His size and ability to shoot 3-pointers can help us open up the court offensively. We look forward to adding him to our EIU basketball family.”


Goodman joins Zion Fruster (6'2″, guard, Univ. of Virginia Wise), Terry McMorris (6'0″, forward, Link Year Prep), Obadiah Curtis (6'5″, guard, Arkansas State) and Sekou Kalle (6'1″, forward, Evansville) as freshmen on the Panthers' roster.

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