Bradford have been the highest scorers in the National Basketball league this season, currently averaging just short of 95 points per game. Much of this scoring prowess has been down to American point guard, Marcus Gooding, who has thrilled spectators with his accuracy from beyond the three-point line. However, Gooding took his performance to a whole new level, against Hemel, hitting an incredible 45 points in a game which could quite easily have slipped out of the Dragon’s grasp.
Gooding commented on social media, following his achievement, “Basketball is a really mental game, not only on the court but also through preparation and visualisation – the way you see yourself as a player is how you will (eventually) play - IF you invest the work to get there of course. It's that simple ... it may not come into fruition until maybe 1,2,3 years down the line but you gotta truly believe in your head that you can get to where you want. I was maybe a lil delusional back then but I saw myself scoring 45 three years ago, in my mind. So, it's not a surprise to me, I'm not shocked, I'm not satisfied. Nobody believed in me more than myself. Finally joined the #40Club … #50Club up next.”