Cougars sign Columbia’s Chevez Goodwin to NLI

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston Head Coach Earl Grant announced the signing of in-state recruit Chevez Goodwin on the opening day of the fall early signing period on Wednesday.

Goodwin, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound power forward out of Hammond School in Columbia, S.C., averaged 12.6 points and 9.4 rebounds leading the Skyhawks to the Class 3A Championship title under head coach and CofC alumnus Mark McClam (1979-82) last season. He also had a breakout spring and summer with his AAU team, Upward Stars, coached by Kyle Gaither and Curtis Wheeler.

“We are ecstatic about Chevez Goodwin’s signing,” Grant said. “It is certainly a plus when you can add someone with his height and his skill level to your team. He will bring a different dimension to our program as well as to the CAA. Chevez is going to be a great player at the College of Charleston.”

Goodwin, and his teammate Seventh Woods, who signed with North Carolina, will look to lead the Skyhawks to another state title this season. He is looking to major in exercise science or business administration at The College. His father, Charles Goodwin, is a retired educator and former coach.

“When I was hired here at College of Charleston, we wanted to make the state of South Carolina a big emphasis in our recruiting,” Grant said. “We were looking for size in the state, saw Chevez at an AAU Tournament and fell in love with him. He was recruited at a high level and we are very fortunate to sign him.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT CHEVEZ GOODWIN

“College of Charleston is getting a high-major talent in Chevez Goodwin. He is an extremely talented offensive player at 6-foot-9. He can score with post moves inside or step-out and knock down the three as well as put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. Chevez has a very high work ethic both on-and-off the court. Being CofC Basketball alums, myself and assistant coach Sam Hare, we are thrilled that Chevez will be playing in a Cougar uniform next season. He should be an immediate contributor upon his arrival.” – Hammond School Boys Basketball Head Coach Mark McClam

“Chevez is a player who has continued to progress throughout his high school career. He has continually gotten better, grown every year and done everything that was asked of him to become a better player. Coach Grant and the rest of his staff did an amazing job of recruiting him. Chevez has enjoyed visiting the city, the college and the environment that College of Charleston has to offer as a student-athlete.” – AAU Upward Stars Southeast Head Coach Curtis Wheeler

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