HOUSTON -- The College of Charleston's Andrew Goudelock cemented his reputation as one of the country's top 3-point shooters Thursday at Hofheinz Pavilion, winning the Men's 3-Point Shooting Championship and then capturing a shootout against the women's champion.
Goudelock, a 6-2 senior, scored 21 points to beat Chris Warren of Mississippi for the title, then won a 16-15 squeaker over women's winner Cerie Mosgrove of Massachusetts as a bonus.
Players shot five balls from each of five stations, with the final ball in each station being worth 2 points and the others 1 point each.
Goudelock was the high scorer in each of the three rounds, scoring 16 in the first round, 23 in the second round and then 21 against Warren to win the title. He hit all five shots from the final rack to beat Warren.
"This was the ultimate fun," Goudelock said in a phone interview following the competition. "It almost
felt like I was in Charleston again with Coach (Bobby) Cremins and all the others over on the side. It was a great time."
Goudelock said he tried to stay focused and have confidence in his ability.
"This has to be in the top five (basketball accomplishments), probably No. 3 or No. 4," Goudelock added. "It's a prestigious thing for me. I saw Steve Nash's name on the list of winners, and he's one of my favorite NBA players. It makes me happy to know I'm part of that company.
"It's been great to meet different players from all over the country and see their style of play," Goudelock added. "I'm enjoying every minute of my time in Houston and making the most of the experience." Goudelock will compete in the NABC All-Star Game at 5:30 p.m. today at Reliant Stadium, site of the Final Four. The game will be televised live on TruTV.
He also is scheduled to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a showcase event for NBA scouts, April 6-9.
Goudelock finished his career as the College of Charleston's career scoring leader with 2,571 points, third all-time in the Southern Conference. He led the Cougars to a 26-11 record and the third round of the National Invitation Tournament, where the Cougars lost to NIT champion Wichita State.
Goudelock averaged 23.7 points this year, fifth in the country, and was second nationally in 3-point goals per game with 3.5. Goudelock hit 131 of 322 (40.7 percent) of his 3-point attempts this year.
The Post and Courier's Tommy Braswell compiled this report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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