Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association

2017 GCBLA inductee

AVERY GODFREY
PLAYER

AVERY GODFREY

2017 GCBLA INDUCTEE

COLUMBUS, OHIO


Category: PLAYER

Recognition

Avery Godfrey played high school basketball at Columbus East where he was a vital cog in the accomplishments of the Tigers. He played from 1962 to 1963. In his first year on the team, Avery garnered All-League, All-City, and All-State honors while under the tutiledge of coach Bob Hart. In 1963 East captured the State Championship.


After graduating from East in 1964, Godfrey played basketball for Central State University and won the NAIA Championship in 1965. He had a stint in semi-professional basketball with the Columbus Comets. Avery was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.


Avery is currently owner of Godfrey Construction Company.

​​Career Highlights

  • Avery Godfrey played high school basketball at Columbus East where he was a vital cog in the accomplishments of the Tigers. He played from 1962 to 1963.
  • In his first year on the team, Avery garnered All-League, All-City, and All-State honors while under the tutiledge of coach Bob Hart. In 1963 East captured the State Championship.
  • Godfrey played basketball for Central State University and won the NAIA Championship in 1965.
  • Avery played semi-professional basketball with the Columbus Comets.
  • Avery was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Avery is currently owner of Godfrey Construction Company.