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Early life

Goulding was born Launceston, Tasmania.[4] He attended West Launceston Primary School and spent a lot of time around Australian rules football thanks to his father Steve.[5] He started playing basketball in Launceston,[5] and upon moving to Queensland with his family as an 8-year-old,[4][5] he began to play it competitively.[5] In Brisbane, he continued primary school at Gumdale State School and then attended secondary school at Brisbane State High School.[5] He graduated from Brisbane State High in 2005.[6] As a junior, he played for the Southern Districts Spartans.[7]

Professional career

NBL and Europe

Goulding began his professional career as a development player with the Brisbane Bullets during the 2006–07 NBL season.[8] He made his NBL debut and lone appearance of the season on 23 December 2006 against the Townsville Crocodiles, recording one assist in 5½ minutes.[9] The Bullets went on to win the NBL championship in March 2007, earning Goulding his first title.[10] He appeared in 15 games for the Bullets during the 2007–08 NBL season,[9] but following the club's collapse, he moved west for the 2008–09 NBL season to play for the Perth Wildcats.[5]

For the 2009–10 NBL season, Goulding returned to Queensland to play for the Gold Coast Blaze.[11] He spent three seasons with the Blaze before they too collapsed following the 2011–12 season.[5]

For the 2012–13 NBL season, Goulding joined the Melbourne Tigers.[12][13] In December 2012, he was named MVP of the NBL All-Star Game for his 24 points.[14][15]

After a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013 NBA Summer League,[16] Goulding continued on with the Tigers for the 2013–14 NBL season.[17] On 9 March 2014, he scored a career-high 50 points in the Tigers' 92–82 win over the Sydney Kings. It was the NBL's first individual 50-point game in the 40-minute era.[18] He was subsequently crowned the NBL scoring champion for the 2013–14 season with a league-best 23.0 points per game.[19]

After a stint with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2014 NBA Summer League,[20] Goulding moved to Spain for the 2014–15 season to play for CAI Zaragoza.[21] He averaged 8.6 points per game in 33 Liga ACB games, and 11.5 points per game in 16 EuroCup games.

Goulding returned to Australia for the 2015–16 season and re-joined the Melbourne franchise, now known as Melbourne United.[22] He helped United win the minor premiership after they finished the regular season in first place with an 18–10 record. However, they were defeated in the semi-finals by the New Zealand Breakers.[23] Following the conclusion of the NBL season, Goulding moved to Italy to play out the season with Auxilium Torino.[24][25] He averaged 4.2 points per game in 10 LBA games.

Goulding returned to United for the 2016–17 NBL season,[26] but he played 22 of a possible 28 games after separate left ankle sprains.[27][28] United missed the finals in 2016–17 with a sixth-place finish and a 13–15 record, and following the season, he opted for surgery on his left ankle, which sidelined him for eight to ten weeks.Launceston, Tasmania.[4] He attended West Launceston Primary School and spent a lot of time around Australian rules football thanks to his father Steve.[5] He started playing basketball in Launceston,[5] and upon moving to Queensland with his family as an 8-year-old,[4][5] he began to play it competitively.[5] In Brisbane, he continued primary school at Gumdale State School and then attended secondary school at Brisbane State High School.[5] He graduated from Brisbane State High in 2005.[6] As a junior, he played for the Southern Districts Spartans.[7]

Professional career

NBL and Europe

Goulding began his professional career as a development player with the Brisbane Bullets during the 2006–07 NBL season.[8] He made his NBL debut and lone appearance of the season on 23 December 2006 against the Townsville Crocodiles, recording one assist in 5½ minutes.[9] The Bullets went on to win the NBL championship in March 2007, earning Goulding his first title.[10] He appeared in 15 games for the Bullets during the 2007–08 NBL season,[9] but following the club's collapse, he moved west for the Brisbane Bullets during the 2006–07 NBL season.[8] He made his NBL debut and lone appearance of the season on 23 December 2006 against the Townsville Crocodiles, recording one assist in 5½ minutes.[9] The Bullets went on to win the NBL championship in March 2007, earning Goulding his first title.[10] He appeared in 15 games for the Bullets during the 2007–08 NBL season,[9] but following the club's collapse, he moved west for the 2008–09 NBL season to play for the Perth Wildcats.[5]

For the 2009–10 NBL season, Goulding returned to Queensland to play for the Gold Coast Blaze.[11] He spent three seasons with the Blaze before they too collapsed following the 2011–12 season.[5]

For the For the 2009–10 NBL season, Goulding returned to Queensland to play for the Gold Coast Blaze.[11] He spent three seasons with the Blaze before they too collapsed following the 2011–12 season.[5]

For the 2012–13 NBL season, Goulding joined the Melbourne Tigers.[12][13] In December 2012, he was named MVP of the NBL All-Star Game for his 24 points.[14][15]

After a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013 NBA Summer League,[16] Goulding continued on with the Tigers for the 2013–14 NBL season.[17] On 9 March 2014, he scored a career-high 50 points in the Tigers' 92–82 win over the Sydney Kings. It was the NBL's first individual 50-point game in the 40-minute era.[18] He was subsequently crowned the NBL scoring champion for the 2013–14 season with a league-best 23.0 points per game.[19]

After a stint with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2014 NBA Summer League,[20] Goulding moved to Spain for the 2014–15 season to play for CAI Zaragoza.[21] He averaged 8.6 points per game in 33 Liga ACB games, and 11.5 points per game in 16 EuroCup games.

Goulding returned to Australia for the 2015–16 season and re-joined the Melbourne franchise, now known as Melbourne United.[22] He helped United win the minor premiership after they finished the regular season in first place with an 18–10 record. However, they were defeated in the semi-finals by the New Zealand Breakers.[23] Following the conclusion of the NBL season, Goulding moved to Italy to play out the season with Auxilium Torino.[24][25] He averaged 4.2 points per game in 10 LBA games.

Goulding returned to United for the 2016–17 NBL season,[26] but he played 22 of a possible 28 games after separate left ankle sprains.[27][28] United missed the finals in 2016–17 with a sixth-place finish and a 13–15 record, and following the season, he opted for surgery on his left ankle, which sidelined him for eight to ten weeks.[28]

The 2017–18 NBL season saw Goulding lead United back to the top of the table with a first-place finish and a 20–8 record. They went on to reach the NBL Grand Final series, where they defeated the Adelaide 36ers 3–2 in the best-of-five series. Goulding claimed his second NBL championship while winning the Grand Final MVP.[29]

Returning to United once again for the 2018–19 season,[30][31] Goulding helped lead United back to the NBL Grand Final series, where they lost 3–1 to the Perth Wildcats.

In December 2019, Goulding played his 300th NBL game.[13][32][33][34]

On 17 July 2020, Goulding re-signed with United on a three-year deal.[35]

Between 2006 and 2009, Goulding played with the Southern Districts Spartans in the QBL (2006)[36] and SEABL (2007–09).[37][38] In 2006, he was a member of the Spartans' championship-winning team.[39] As a member of the Spartans for three seasons in the SEABL, Goulding won East Youth Player of the Year two consecutive seasons in 2008 and 2009 while also making the All-Star Five in his last year.[40] In 2008, he averaged 24.5 points per game to finish second in the competition and had a season-high 43 points during the season. In 2009, averaged 20.8 points to finish fifth, second in free throw percentage (83%), ninth in three-point percentage (39%) and seventh in assists (three).[37] Between 2010 and 2012, he played three seasons for the Northside Wizards in the QBL, earning All-League Team honours in 2010.[41] In 2013, he had a three-game stint with the QBL's Gladstone Port City Power.[42]

National team career

As a youth, Goulding repres

As a youth, Goulding represented Australia in under-18s, under-19s and under-20s,[43] including playing at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Serbia.[44] In 2014, he played for the Australian Boomers at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.[44] He went on to play for the Boomers at the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship and the 2016 Rio Olympics.[44] In 2018, he won a gold medal with the Boomers at the Commonwealth Games, and in 2019, he competed at the FIBA World Cup in China.

Personal

Goulding is the son of Steve and Christine.[33] He is married to wife Molly.[13][32] His father played and coached at North Launceston Football Club, and was inducted into the AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame in 2008.[4]

Due to his father being English, Goulding holds a British passport.[2]English, Goulding holds a British passport.[2][3]