NBA Position: SG
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
High School: Sylvan Hills High School
DRAFTED NO. 29 OVERALL BY THE PHOENIX SUNS (VIA GOLDEN STATE)
- Elite Defender
- Quick Hands
- Aggressive Penetrator
- Ball Dominant
- Tunnel Vision
- Turnover Prone
- Inconsistent Shooter
From the 2012 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland ~
One of the most intriguing prospects during the weeks of practice and in the game itself was Archie Goodwin. He played the entire time with great energy and effort. Coming into the Hoops Summit Goodwin had the reputation as a defender and an elite athlete.
Athletically it is hard to keep up with Goodwin as he is quick, shifty, and can elevate above a defender. He has great length for his position
The tools are there for Goodwin to be an elite defender. He is very active and moves his feet side-to-side as well as anyone his age. Add to that he has very quick hands with instincts that are developing. He made plays in the full court and in man-to-man that were very advanced. Goodwin will fit in immediately in Kentucky’s pressure defense.
On offense Goodwin has a bit of a problem with tunnel vision. When he catches it you can see the switch flip to try and get to the basket. He is a quality one-on-one scorer with his ball-handling, but does not see open teammates with regularity. Goodwin is not a point guard, but like Austin Rivers he could benefit from slowing down a gear and picking his head up while attacking.
In Kentucky’s system Goodwin is going to flourish in the open court. His athleticism and attacking style fits in perfectly on both ends of the floor.