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Gail Goodrich
Southland has rich history of superb prep basketball players
Southland has rich history of superb prep basketball players

Stanley Johnson Jr., Santa Ana Mater Dei High's star senior, belongs in any conversation about the Southland's very best high school basketball players. He has played every position, been a force on defense and has won three state championships — and in zeroing in on a possible fourth. Here is a look at a few other local products who belong in that same conversation: • Gail Goodrich, Sun Valley Poly: As a senior in 1961, the 5-foot-11 Goodrich led Poly to the City Section championship. In his final game, he suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter, got it taped and returned to finish off a 29-point effort in a win over Manual Arts. Goodrich also won two national...

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