Goodrich-Gail 2020

Gail Goodrich, 2021

The 1961 Los Angeles City Player of the Year at LA Poly HS and California’s Mr. Basketball scored 29 points in the City Championship win. Goodrich is the only player to start on an LA City High School championship team, an NCAA championship team (twice), and an NBA championship team. At Poly, he averaged 23.2 points per game as a 5-8 point guard. Although his father was a star at USC, Goodrich attended UCLA to play for John Wooden and was an All-America selection in 1964 and 1965, playing on the Bruins’ first two NCAA championship teams.

He set a NCAA record with 42 points in the 1965 title game. During a long NBA career (1966-79) with three teams, he was a member of the 1972 Laker NBA champs, was an All-NBA choice in 1974 and 5-time all-star. He scored over 19,000 points during his pro career and his jersey has been retired at the high school (#12), college and pro levels (#25). Goodrich is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the first College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and a charter member of the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984. He was the Basketball Director for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games at the Forum.