Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
Belleville Althoff 2016 small forward Brendon Gooch is one of the state’s top sophomores. The smooth wing can really score and has tons of upside. Gooch proved with his play for the Southwest Jets 15U on the circuit that he is among the best sophomore’s in Illinois.
Thursday night Gooch visited SIU-Edwardsville for their Cougars Madness event. He told us he enjoyed the visit.
“I really liked their team. I really liked the dunk contest. It showed how athletic they were.”
SIU-Edwardsville is the only school to offer the talented wing so far. What is it like to have them make him a priority so early in the process?
“It’s a blessing. There are a million kids like me out there and it’s kind of neat that they picked me out of the group.”
Gooch along with talented freshman guard Jordan Goodwin will lead a Belleville Althoff squad that should be very good for years to come.