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Aleah Goodman Says She’s ‘Decided Not to Come Back’ to Oregon State WBB Next Year

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A day after freshman Sasha Goforth announced she’s entering the transfer portal, senior Aleah Goodman revealed she won’t be returning to the Oregon State women’s basketball program either.

The difference is Goodman didn’t disclose what she’s planning to do next.

After her long list of thank you’s, Goodman closed her note.

“I have decided not to come back next year. I am excited to start the next chapter of my life and can’t wait to see what God has in store for me. And as always, Go Beavs,” she wrote.

So, there are several options for Goodman, but the obvious ones are:

  1. She could transfer and play somewhere else. If you forgot, the NCAA voted to give “eligibility relief.” Basically, this past season wouldn’t count against Goodman’s NCAA years.
  2. She could continue her basketball career in a couple ways:
    1. Declare for the WNBA Draft and/or play overseas. Before COVID-19, many WNBA players did both, or
    2. End her playing career and go into coaching. In her bio on OSUBeavers.com, it says she wants to play professionally or go into coaching after she graduates.
  3. She could end her basketball career altogether and put her degree to work. She majored in Human Development and Family Science at OSU.

Obviously, there are way more choices available to her. However, without any hints for the future, we’re all left to wonder until she makes her next announcement.

While at Oregon State, Goodman averaged 9.9 points, 3.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. Goodman averaged career-highs this past season in points (16.2), assists (4.9) and rebounds (3.2) per game.

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