The talent level in the state of Kentucky hasn’t always been the best, but every couple years a big time prospect comes out of the state of the Bluegrass state. Darius Miller, Scotty Hopson, Bud Mackey, and this year it’s Kentucky commit Derek Willis.
Taylor County is a small school that plays in the 5th region of the KHSAA, and it’s been a very long time since they had a major D-1 prospect, but that is about to change.
Quentin Goodin is a 6-2 175 pound guard in the class of 2016, and is making a name for himself already. As a freshman this season Quentin put up 30 points many times, and other aspects of his game along with scoring puts him as one of the best in state talent Kentucky has.
I recently got a chance to speak with Quentin, and he was nice enough to do an interview with me about his game, college looks, and what he plans for the upcoming summer.
WBN: I have recently saw where Kentucky has called to check in on you, how did that make you feel, and were you a UK fan growing up?
Quentin Goodin: It makes me feel good that a major college like Kentucky will be keeping up with me. My parents are Louisville fans so we watched more UofL game when I was younger. Now, I watch a lot of UK games, and I like them. I’m a basketball fan.
WBN: What are the schools that have been in contact so far in your very young high school career?
Quentin Goodin: EKU, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Tennessee, UAB, WKU, WVU, and Xavier
WBN: After your high school season is over, are you playing for an AAU team? If so who will it be?
Quentin Goodin: Yes, Kentucky Travelers
WBN: What college player do you look up to the most?
Quentin Goodin: Trey Burke at Michigan
WBN: In the future if UK offers, would you give them a major look?
Quentin Goodin: Yes
WBN: What aspect of the game do you think needs to improve for you to take your game to another level?
Quentin Goodin: Outside shooting. If I get my shot to fall consistently, I think my entire game will improve, and take me to another level. I work on my shot with my dad, and my coach everyday to get better.
Like I said earlier Quentin is from Campbellsville, Kentucky, and plays for Taylor County High school. The 2016 rankings haven’t came out yet, but I fully expect Goodin to be a top 25 player in that class. So if you want to see a major D-1 player from the state of Kentucky here is your chance. He’s only going to be a sophmore next season, so we will hear his name for a long time coming.