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Althoff graduate Goodwin makes history for SLU men’s basketball

Saint Louis University freshman Jordan Goodwin, a 2017 graduate of Althoff High School in Belleville, recorded the first triple-double in the history of the Billikens men’s basketball program Wednesday as SLU defeated Duquesne.
Saint Louis University freshman Jordan Goodwin, a 2017 graduate of Althoff High School in Belleville, recorded the first triple-double in the history of the Billikens men’s basketball program Wednesday as SLU defeated Duquesne. Saint Louis University photo

Althoff graduate and budding Saint Louis University star Jordan Goodwin made history Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-4 Goodwin, a freshman guard, posted the Billikens’ first triple-double in program history with 13 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in SLU’s 76-63 triumph over Duquesne in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena.

The Billikens (9-10, 2-4) had played 2,603 games before having a player record a triple-double — and Goodwin was competing in just his 19th college game.

Goodwin’s 10th assist of the contest came on a feed to senior Davell Roby, who turned it into the basket that gave him 1,000 points in his career. Roby is the 31st player in SLU history to reach 1,000 points.

Goodwin, who also had four steals, played all 40 minutes and was 4 of 11 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. He came close to a triple-double Saturday when he had nine points, nine rebounds and 11 assists in a loss at George Mason.

Goodwin has started every game and ranks third on the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game. He leads SLU in rebounding (7.3), assists (4.2) and steals (2.2). His assists-to-turnover ratio is 1.98, which also leads the team.

SLU will play at Massachusetts at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Goodwin had a school-record 2,324 points during his Althoff career. He was the News-Democrat’s Class 3A-4A Player of the Year as a sophomore and a junior. He led the Crusaders to the Class 3A state championship as a junior.

David Wilhelm: 618-239-2665, @DavidMWilhelm

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