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Nets and Blazers Sign Ivy Players
Created: 10/11/2001 11:38:41 AM

Stephen Goodrich, Princeton '98

The New Jersey Nets have signed center Steve Goodrich, it was announced by Nets President/General Manager Rod Thorn. As per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

Goodrich, a 6-10 center out of Princeton, appeared in 12 games with the Chicago Bulls during the 2000-01 season, averaging 1.6 ppg and 1.8 rpg. He scored a season-high four points on April 6 at Indiana, and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds on April 17 at New Jersey. Goodrich also played 24 games with Pallacenestro Olimpia Milano of the Italian A-1 League, averaging 9.0 ppg and 3.1 rpg.

Goodrich will wear number 54.

The Portland Trail Blazers announced September 21 they've signed free agent center Chris Dudley to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are very happy to announce the addition of Chris to our roster," said Bob Whitsitt, Portland's team President and General Manager. "He's a talented veteran player who brings additional experience to our roster."

A veteran of 14 NBA seasons, the 6'-11" center spent last year with Phoenix where he averaged 1.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 53 games played.

Dudley was a member of the Trail Blazers for four seasons, 1993-1997. He had his most productive NBA season as a member of the Blazers in 1994-95 when he averaged 5.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 27.3 minutes. Originally selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth round (75th pick overall) of the 1987 NBA Draft, Dudley has averaged 4.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 840 career NBA games.

The Trail Blazers open their 2001 preseason schedule with an October 9 match up against the Memphis Grizzlies at The Pyramid in Memphis. The Blazers open the regular season on October 30 against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Courtesy of www.nba.com.


Related Schools: Princeton, Yale
Related Sports: Basketball
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