By Collin Brooks
David Crockett all-time leading scorer Patrick Good requested his release from Appalachian State on Monday after completing his freshman season. He was granted his release on Wednesday morning with no stipulations from the university.
Good appeared in 29 of 30 games for the Mountaineers last season averaging 22.6 minutes and 7.0 ppg, while shooting 41 percent from behind the field.
Good was appreciative of the year that he spent as a Mountaineer, but he is ready to make the next step in his basketball career.
“I enjoyed being around the team and the experience that I got from the first year,” Good said. “I don’t think I would change that for anything. I just felt like moving forward, there is just so much more that I was capable of.”
Good said that he has been thinking about his decision over the summer and he took time to pray on it and make sure it was something that he wanted to do.
“This was a decision that I had to make based on faith, and then my family and myself,” he said.
Good said that he is open to listening to schools in Division I, II and the junior college route, saying that he wants to make sure he get his decision right this time.
“With my grad point average (3.2) and what I did in my first year of being in college, I feel like a lot of schools that passed on me in high school, maybe give me a shot now. Since they see that I can play with the big dogs,” Good said.
With the news breaking last night, Good said that he has already fielded a few phone calls from non-division I schools, including junior college Iowa Western, which he hopes to visit next week. Good said that his options are wide open and he wouldn’t mind sitting out a year, even though he would miss the competition.
He said that he hopes to make his decision in the coming weeks, with school starting just around the corner.
Good said that he would welcome an opportunity closer to home so that he could spend time with his family and his niece.