Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is best known for scoring a then record 42 points for UCLA in the 1965 NCAA championship game vs. Michigan, and his part in the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971–72 season. During that season the team won a still-record 33 consecutive games, posted what was at the time the best regular season record in NBA history, and also won the franchise's first NBA championship since relocating to Los Angeles. Goodrich was the leading scorer on that team. He is also acclaimed for leading UCLA to its first two national championships under the legendary coach John Wooden, the first in 1963–64 being a perfect 30-0 season when he played with teammate Walt Hazzard. In 1996, 17 years after his retirement from professional basketball, Goodrich was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
|Born:||April 23, 1943, Los Angeles, California|
|Listed height:||6 ft 1 in|
|Listed weight:||170 lb|
|High school:||John H. Francis Polytechnic, (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft:||1965 / Round / Pick: Territorial, Los Angeles Lakers|
About Gail Goodrich
Hall of Fame NBA guard who played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Jazz; helped the Lakers win an NBA Championship in 1972.
He was a legend at UCLA, where he took the team to NCAA Championships in 1964 and 1965 and finished his career as the leading scorer in school history.
He led John H. Francis Polytechnic High School to a Los Angeles City High School Championship in 1961.
His family settled in Connecticut after his basketball career ended.
He won an NBA championship while playing for the Lakers alongside Wilt Chamberlain.
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