FGCU basketball player makes NBA debut with Denver Nuggets

After a record-setting start to his post-collegiate career, one former FGCU basketball player will be returning to the state as an NBA player.

Brandon Goodwin will play against the Orlando Magic as a member of the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, Dec. 5.

“My agent called me and told me ‘Get ready to go to Denver,’ and everything just changed in a matter of 24 hours,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin established himself as one of the best mid-major basketball players during his two seasons with the FGCU men’s basketball team and was named ASUN Player of the Year during that time.

Goodwin sets up a shot during an FGCU basketball game.

Goodwin began his professional career in the NBA G League with the Memphis Hustle, setting the single-game scoring record with 36 points during a game against the Northern Arizona Suns.

The former FGCU player, who wore 0 on his jersey for the Eagles, will wear 6 on the back of his jersey with the Nuggets.

Goodwin’s debut game will come against the Toronto Raptors Monday, Dec. 1 before the Nuggets travel to Orlando for the Wednesday game at 7 p.m.

Reporter:Melinda Lee
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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