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Taylor Goode of St. Anthony's commits to Central Connecticut State

St. Anthony's Taylor Goode shoots against Christ the

St. Anthony's Taylor Goode shoots against Christ the King in the CHSAA state Class AA semifinals at Christ The King on Friday, March 13, 2015. Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

St. Anthony's junior Taylor Goode on Thursday committed to play basketball at Central Connecticut State University.

The Holbrook native had visited the school a number of times since last winter and "fell in love with the campus," Friars coach Ken Parham said.

Goode, a 5-7 guard, helped lead St. Anthony's to the state CHSAA Class AA semifinals and scored 23 points in a loss to Christ the King. She was the Friars' leading scorer at 10.2 points per game and also averaged four assists and three steals.

Goode had several suitors, including Fordham and Sacred Heart, Parham said.

"Taylor has tremendous upside," Parham said. "She's a very good athlete and can shoot the ball well, but she's also got a great work ethic and does a little bit of everything."

The CCSU women's basketball team went 19-13 last season and made the WNIT tournament. Academically, the university is regarded among the top schools in the northeast.

"Taylor has great enthusiasm for the game and she's such a good person to be around," Parham said. "That rubs off on teammates and I think that will be a huge asset for her."

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