Iowa Women's Basketball

Crestwood post Sharon Goodman commits to Iowa

She led the Cadets to a 26-0, state-championship season in 2018

Crestwood’s Sharon Goodman (40, right) defends against South Tama at the girls’ state basketball tournament last winter. Goodman, a junior, has committed to play for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2020-21. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Crestwood’s Sharon Goodman (40, right) defends against South Tama at the girls’ state basketball tournament last winter. Goodman, a junior, has committed to play for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2020-21. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Another high-percentage center is heading Lisa Bluder’s direction.

Sharon Goodman, who led Crestwood to an unbeaten girls’ basketball season and a Class 3A state championship, committed to the Hawkeyes late Saturday night.

“It’s really exciting,” Goodman said in a phone interview Sunday afternoon. “I’ve been hearing from them since after the state tournament by freshman year. Then they offered me on New Year’s Eve, and I thought, ‘Wow, they must really see something in me.”

Goodman picked the Hawkeyes over Iowa State and Drake.

“All the coaches from all those schools, they’re phenomenal people. But the Iowa coaches ... I’ve built a relationship so strong with them. And I love their style of play and the way they develop post players.”

A 6-foot-2 junior, Goodman averaged 19.9 points and 7.1 rebounds last season, shooting 74.8 percent from the floor. Those numbers increased at the state tournament.

At Wells Fargo Arena, Goodman scored 20, 33 and 20 points as the Cadets routed three consecutive opponents. In the 33-point semifinal outburst against North Polk, she made 16 of 17 field-goal tries.

Also a volleyball player and track and field athlete, Goodman will join the Hawkeyes for the 2020-21 season, leaving a one-year gap after all-American Megan Gustafson departs.

Iowa women's basketball commits

SeniorsGabbie Marshall (Mason, Ohio), Megan Meyer (Mason City)

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Juniors — Sharon Goodman (Lime Springs), Shateah Wetering (Montezuma)

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