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Matthew Goodwin is looking forward to putting on a show ahead of a debut appearance at the Hoopsfix All-Star Classic, on Sunday.
The England Under-18 guard is suiting up for Team White in the Under-19 Men’s game as the top junior talent from the UK convenes at Crystal Palace.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Goodwin told Hoopsfix. “It’s my first Hoopsfix All-Star Classic and I can’t wait to be involved.
“It’s a massive pleasure to be selected, especially as a first year. As one of the younger players I feel like I’ve got to bring the energy to the event.”
Goodwin describes his own style of play as ‘fast paced with high intensity’ – citing HASC alumnus Micheal Anumba as his role model within basketball – and comes off the back of a successful season at Manchester Magic.
The 2005-born prospect earned the U17 Player of the Year in the EABL Northern Conference as well as making All-Second Team honours with 20.1 points and 3.1 steals per game.
Goodwin collected the MVP award at the Junior Final Fours after dropping 34 points in a confident performance to lead Manchester to the Under-18 national title.
“I would say my biggest achievement was ending the season as champions. Winning that final was one of my favourite moments I’ve ever had, especially with that team.”
Goodwin also impressed at the Four Nations Tournament with England Under-18s and will be part of a deep pool of talent in the backcourt this Sunday.
The Under-19 Men’s game will be streamed live on Sunday 28th May at a soldout Crystal Palace.