Simone Goods’ AAU coach talks about the center’s skill set, commitment to WKU

I spoke this morning with Bobby Massey, AAU coach of Western Kentucky’s latest women’s basketball 2015 verbal commit, Simone Goods from Omaha, Neb.

You can read more about Goods – a 6-foot-2-inch center – here.

Here is what Massey had to say about Goods:


Goods’ skill-set: “Very underrated 3-point shooter. She can stretch the court pretty good for being a 6-2, 6-3 post. No one really got to see that because the head coach wouldn’t let her do that. She’s left-handed, could handle the ball pretty well and can help break pressure.”

What she liked about WKU: “They were like big sisters to her. They made her feel real comfortable about that transition of going there. She loved them as people. The one thing I liked most about it was when they called me, I talked to them a couple times, and they didn’t even mention basketball. They just talked about Simone as a person. That was big to me.”

Interest level. Massey said there were some smaller DI programs involved: “Last year, she had a bad ankle sprain, so she really didn’t get to get seen on the circuit last year. This was her first year really getting out to the major tournaments, and she had a good high school season and an outstanding summer.”

2015 Nebraska post player Simone Goods commits to WKU Lady Tops

The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team got some good news late Sunday night, as the Lady Toppers picked up a 2015 verbal commitment from Simone Goods out of Omaha (Neb.) Benson High School.

Bobby Massey, Goods’ AAU coach with the Unity Stars program, confirmed Goods’ commitment by text message Sunday.

The 6-foot-2-inch post player averaged 13.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game last season as a junior at Omaha Northwest High School, according to MaxPreps. She transferred to Omaha Benson this year.

Goods was an all-state honorable mention selection by The Associated Press for Nebraska’s Class A last year.

She is the fourth verbal commitment in the Lady Tops’ 2015 class, joining Lafayette High School forward Dee Givens, Arkansas point guard Sidnee Bopp and Georgia shooting guard Kayla Smith. Alabama wing player Morgan Tipton recently decommitted from WKU.

Bath County forward Sarah Price has also committed to WKU in the 2016 class.