Full Name:
Andrew Melvin Gooden
Position:
Forward
College:
Kansas
Height:
6-10
Weight:
230
High School:
El Cerrito HS (Oakland, Calif.)
Birthdate:
September 24, 1981
Birthplace:
Oakland, Calif.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Memphis Grizzlies.

TEAM WORKOUTS/FEATURES
May 25: Q&A with Chicago Bulls


HIGHLIGHTS
An early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Named First Team All-America by The Associated Press as a junior.
Capped an outstanding three-year career by earning Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (AP and Coaches); First-Team All-Big 12; ESPN The Magazine Power Forward of the Year; Sporting News First-Team All-America; Basketball America Player of the Year; Basketball Times First-Team All-American; NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player; Wooden Award First-Team All-American; Pete Newell Big Man of the Year; NABC Co-National Player of the Year; and Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
Only second player in Kansas history (along with Danny Manning, Dallas Mavericks) to record at least 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 steals.
Ranks 12th all-time on the Jayhawk scoring list (1,526 points) and fifth all-time on the career rebounding list with 905 boards.
His 44 career double-doubles are third-best in Kansas history.


AT KANSAS
As a junior, led Kansas to the 2002 NCAA Final Four.
Led the Big 12 in scoring (19.8 ppg, 43rd in nation) and rebounding (11.4 rpg, fourth in nation).
His 734 points and 423 rebounds rank him sixth and second, respectively, on Kansas’ single-season lists.
Set a Kansas and Big 12 single-season record with 25 double-doubles, while leading the Jayhawks in scoring 20 times and in rebounding on 28 occasions.
Led team and finished third in Big 12 with 1.8 steals per game.

As a sophomore, named First-Team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press and Second-Team All-Big 12 by the coaches.
Also selected First-Team All-Big 12 by the Sporting News and Second-Team NABC All-District 12.
Led the Jayhawks in scoring (15.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.4 rpg).
Won Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic “Slam Dunk” award as tournament’s most exciting player.
Recorded a club-best 10 double-doubles.
Reached double figures in scoring in 26 of 28 games and led Kansas in scoring 11 times and in rebounding on 13 occasions.

Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by AP as a freshman.
Named to the Big 12 All-Freshman and All-Bench Team and was tabbed First-Team Freshman All-America by CBS Sportsline.
Was second on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg) and was the Jayhawks’ leading rebounder (7.5 rpg).
Recorded a team-best nine double-doubles, which were the most ever by a Kansas freshman, breaking the record of eight by Danny Manning in 1984-85.
Led all Big 12 freshmen in rebounding, and his 248 rebounds and 7.5 rebounds per game were both the second-highest ever by a Jayhawk freshman (behind Danny Manning in 1985).
Earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the Great Alaska Shootout.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 33 8 143 317 .451 60 91 .659 248 36 24 25 351 10.6
2000-01 28 20 166 322 .516 105 162 .648 234 47 15 29 441 15.8
2001-02 37 36 285 566 .504 154 204 .755 423 73 65 53 734 19.8
TOTALS 98 64 594 1205 .493 319 457 .698 905 425 104 107 1526 15.6
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 5-for-16 (.313); 2000-01, 4-for-10 (.400); 2001-02, 10-for-36 (.278). Totals: 19-for-62 (.306).