Drew won the October 2005 NBA Community Assist Award.
In September of 2005, Drew opened up the Drew Gooden Reading and Learning Center at Cleveland's East End Neighborhood House.
Drew Gooden was nicknamed "The Truth" during his college basketball career at the University of Kansas.
Drew Gooden played in a basketball game against Michael Jordan at Jordan's camp in Santa Barbara, California after Gooden's sophomore season in college.
Drew plays the piano in his spare time.
Drew was named the Got Milk? NBA's Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November 2002 while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Drew was able to make 12 double-doubles, seven being with Orlando Magic, in 02-03 season.
Drew made a career-high 18 rebounds against the New York Knicks on February 28, 2003.
Drew scored a career-high 32 points against the Boston Celtics on January 16, 2004.
Drew currently plays as a forward and a center for the Dallas Mavericks.
Drew's jersey number is 90.
Drew: Zach and me are friends and he was going at me so I had to go back at him. It motivated me and I got up.
Drew: Rip Hamilton was at his best hitting those mid-range jumpers, those back-breakers.
Drew: If we continue to play like this, we've got to stop thinking about playoffs and start thinking about trying to edge our way into the playoffs, and we don't want to do that.
Drew: It seemed like every possession the ball was in Allen Iverson's hands and they were just creating with Chris Webber. It was a two-man game.
Drew: We know the feeling of having 30 wins at the All-Star break and not making the playoffs. We don't want that to happen again.
Drew: A lot of the guys are wearing the leg warmers now. I don't think they look bad.
Drew: (Marshall) was great for us tonight off the bench. He gave us that spurt. And he was making some backbreakers towards the end of the game.
Drew: I talked to the coach and we've got a back-to-back with a game (Saturday). I'm kind of nursing this injury and got out ... before it got worse. We've got a goose egg so far on this road trip and if people are really competitors on this team, they'll step up to the challenge.
Drew: They're a team that's going to grind it. We fought back and kept our composure. We kept executing.
Drew: I was doing my Donyell Marshall impersonation.
Drew: I've been coming doing my job and going home. That's what this has become for me. I've been in so many different awkward positions every year. I can adapt to my surroundings.