Reigning Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Kevin McMillan has announced the addition of local Obion County Central product and Memphis transfer Brandi Goodman to the squad’s 2015 signing class.
Hailing from neighboring Troy, Tenn., Goodman joins the Skyhawks after a brief two-year stint at Memphis where she appeared in 14 games in 2013-14 after missing much of the season and her entire sophomore year due to injury. In limited action, she averaged 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game while chipping in seven steals and a pair of blocks. Her best performance in a Tiger uniform came against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in her second career game, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. She later tallied career highs with six rebounds in 26 minutes against Southern Methodist.
Prior to her stop at Memphis, Goodman prepped at Obion County Central High School under head coach Lyle LaRue. Goodman was a three-time all-state honoree and helped lead the Lady Rebels to the Class 2A state championship game in 2012. She was named District 13 AA MVP, along with being named to the all-region 7AA regular season and all-tournament teams. She helped lead Obion County Central to 118 career wins in her prep career, including a 35-3 mark as a junior. She left the Lady Rebels as one of just four players in school history to score over 2,000 points. She averaged a double-double with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game as a senior while finishing as a finalist for the Tennessee Miss Basketball award. Her 1,600 career rebounds finished just short of 120 boards short of the school record.
Goodman joins fellow signees Teddy Vincent (Martin, Tenn.), Emily Eubank (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Emanye Robertson (Memphis, Tenn.), Eryn Foster (Memphis, Tenn.), Ta’Naisha Hill (Huntsville, Ala.), Dakota Smith (Jackson, Tenn.) and Myah Taylor (Dyersburg, Tenn.). The group joins a Skyhawk program which has notched five consecutive postseason appearances, including four trips to the NCAA Tournament and the program’s most recent WNIT berth.