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Shandon “Biggie” Goldman: No Longer A Well-Kept Secret

Over the course of a year, reports were coming out of Lincoln, Arkansas that there was a young man that possessed a terrific jump shot, good rebounding ability, and the perfect size to draw the interest of college recruiters. Lincoln had a very impressive team last season, and with Goldman returning, they should be an interesting team to watch this season. I am going to discuss Biggie’s game and what to look forward to this coming season from him and the Lincoln Wolves.

To look at what the future holds for Goldman we need to take a look at what he has done thus far to get to where he is at currently. Goldman is a 6’9” 190 pound small forward with deadly accuracy beyond the arc. Last year for Lincoln, Goldman averaged 11.5 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game. Biggie can quickly fill up the stat sheet during the course of the game. Goldman and his 42% shooting from long range helped lead the Lincoln Wolves to a 22-6 record last season. The Wolves were the district champions in the 4A Region 1 last year.

The goals for the 2014 season have not changed from last season. Lincoln Coach Tim Rich knows that they are breaking in some new players to go along with Goldman. However, the Wolves expect to get the momentum going as the season gets going and make a state playoff push. Goldman, with his size and shooting range will be a matchup nightmare for the guys that faced with the task of trying to guard him. The Lincoln basketball team is focused on improving every game and, if the Wolves can do that, they will be tough to deal with in the 4A Conference during the 2014 season.

Goldman spent the offseason honing his craft and working on his game. Biggie spent a month in Little Rock over the summer competing with the Arkansas Wings, AAU basketball team. Goldman got the chance to work on his post game and develop more of a presence in the post. Goldman at 6’9” has all the tools to be a force inside but the most deadly aspect of his game is to pop outside and hit the deep three point jumper.

Spending time with the Arkansas Wings of course opened up his recruiting and made him a much larger target for college scouts. Wisconsin, Gonzaga, DePaul, Texas Tech, and UALR have all started taking a long look at Goldman. The recruiting process for Goldman will be a fun one to watch and cover. Goldman has a great attitude and the sky is the limit for this young man and for the Lincoln Wolves. Basketball season is upon us folks,  get out and enjoy it!

Written by: Tommy Tabler

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