Former UNLV forward Goodman signs with Sun Devils

Savon Goodman averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds for UNLV in 2012-13.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Former UNLV player Savon Goodman, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward, has signed a letter of intent with Arizona State.

"Savon is extremely athletic, very versatile and can rebound," ASU head coach Herb Sendek said. "We love his athleticism, and he will fit in well with our other newcomers and our returners."

Goodman played at UNLV in 2012-13 and averaged 3.6 and 2.4 rebounds but was suspended prior to the 2013-14 season after legal problems involving theft and trespassing. He transferred to Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, but sat out the season. Newly hired assistant coach Barret Peery was head coach at Indian Hills, and his leading scorer was incoming ASU guard  Roosevelt Scott.

Goodman was a Parade All-American and Top 100 recruit in 2012 after averaging 25.8 points and 14.2 rebounds for Constitution High School in Philadelphia.

Goodman becomes the sixth newcomer to ASU’s roster, joining guards Scott, Gerry Blakes, Tra Holder and Kodi Justice and forward Connor MacDougall. Blakes and Scott are juniors in eligibility, Goodman is a sophomore and the others are freshmen.