Drew Gooden is determined to be a beast on the boards this season.
â€œForget what I did with a career-high in scoring last year,â€ said Gooden. â€œI want to grab a career high in rebounds this year. Thatâ€™s my focus.â€
Drew also added few more pounds of muscle and a nastier attitude to help his game.
â€œI didnâ€™t want to get too big,â€ said Gooden. â€œOne year I came in huge â€“ around 260. That was after my sophomore year and I felt like I couldnâ€™t touch the rim. I want to stay mobile and lean. I had a good diet this year. I think this is the first year that I watched what I ate in the off-season.â€
Last season, Drew averaged a career high 14.4 points and 9.2 rebounds and 37 double doubles. He was also the only player to play all 82 games last season.
I think we will see a better Drew this season. Watch for the double doubles !