Chris Goulding

Born: 24 October, 1988

 

Current home town: Melbourne, Australia

 

Sport: Basketball

 

Turned Pro: 2006

 

Team/club/representative: Melbourne United, Australian Boomers

 

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A shooting specialist, Chris began his pro career with the Brisbane Bullets for the 2006–07 NBL season. He went on to play for other NBL clubs including the Perth Wildcats, Gold Coast Blaze and the Melbourne Tigers.

He has also experienced the NBA with summer league exposure in 2013 at the Cleveland Cavaliers and then with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014.

Chris was signed by Spanish Club CAI Zaragoza on 22 July, 2014 before representing the Australian Boomers at the FIBA World Championships later that year.

2015 saw Chris join the Boomers in their victory over New Zealand in the FIBA Oceania Championship, qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. He also rejoined the NBL, signing with Melbourne United and his offensive production and development at the defensive end saw him earn a spot in the Australian team for Rio.

Goulding’s rapid development as a player continued as he was a member of the 2016 Boomers squad who placed fourth behind Spain in the Rio Olympic Games.