La Salle Prep grad Aleah Goodman already made her mark at the high school level.
She was a star in college at Oregon State, too.
Now, she's ready for the next step.
Goodman, a 2017 graduate of Catholic college prep school located near the Milwaukie/Portland border, was selected in the third round of the Women's National Basketball Association draft by the Connecticut Sun on Thursday, April 15.
The Sun selected the 5-foot-9 guard just days after she announced via Instagram she would not be returning to play for OSU next year.
"I am excited to start this next chapter of my life," she wrote, "and cannot wait to see what God has in store for me."
Goodman found out part of what's in store for her Thursday afternoon, when her sister and father came running out of the family's Oregon home screaming that Aleah had been picked by the Sun.
"I wasn't watching. I was shooting baskets with my mom outside," she told Suns head coach Curt Miller when he called to congratulate her. "I was too nervous to watch."
While at La Salle, Goodman helped the Falcons win state championships in 2015 and 2017. She was selected as Oregon's Class 5A Player of the Year three years in a row and left La Salle with more than 1,400 points, 750 assists, 550 rebounds, and 375 steals.
Goodman kept growing at Oregon State, where she majored in Human Development and Family Science. By the time she became a senior, she was a leader on the Beavers' squad, known for her shooting range, accuracy and clutch 3-pointers. She was selected to the 2021 All Pac-12 team and averaged 49% on 3-point shooting this season.
In a tweet, Miller called Goodman an "efficient combo guard that shot nearly 50 percent from the 3-point line" and a "floor leader that makes all those around her better."
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