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10 - Archie Goodwin

Kentucky 

  • Birthday: 8/17/94
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 189
  • Hometown: Little Rock, AR
  • High School: Sylvan Hills
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

89

2013
Mock:  29

NBA Comparison: Terrence Williams/Tyreke Evans

Strengths: Shooting guard with elite quickness and athleticism who flashed immense talent in his freshman season, frequently blowing by defenders and converting plays at the rim with dunks ... Has excellent body control and shows a strong ability to finish on the move, knifing through the lane and contorting his body to elude defenders ... Displayed a nice crossover, as well as a step back, fade away jumper that he utilized on occasion ... At his best when he can isolate and get by his man and find an angle to the basket ... Huge wingspan and excellent athleticism makes him a strong finisher at the rim ... A true boom or bust type of prospect who early in FR season was widely projected as a one and done lottery pick ... Excellent handle for a shooting guard and when combined with a quick first step, he becomes a handful for opposing shooting guards to contain off the dribble ... Shows the ability to drive right and left and his ball handling ability is one of his most intriguing assets, showing a lot of room for improvement ... Has tremendous length with a 6'10 wingspan, essentially allowing him to play an inch or two bigger than his 6'4 size ... Shows a solid ability to shoot off the dribble when he can develop a rhythm, as opposed to spotting up or coming off screens. Still better at creating shots than making them ... His length and quickness gives him a lot of defensive potential ... Does not suffer from lack of confidence. If anything, he is overconfident in his abilities ... His upside is considerable, but there are a lot of variables that must be addressed for him to get there ...

Weaknesses: Extremely raw ... Doesn't seem to fully understand how to utilize his physical gifts yet, which is why him leaving after one season is a definite head scratcher ... Jumpshot is flat, low trajectory, and lacks a fluid release ... His shooting motion is in need of reconstruction as he sort of slings the ball with a release that lacks touch or consistency ... Inability to shoot is a major concern, making Goodwin a likely long term project as a NBA contributor ... Defenders will be able to sag off him and dare him to shoot, thus neutralizing his driving ability until he resolves his shooting issues ... Makes a lot of highlight plays, but gets caught up in playing hero ball far too often and loses touch with team basketball ... Was used at the point guard position when Ryan Harrow sat early in the year and his lack of point guard skills became very apparent ... Lacks great vision, which is a major detriment considering he is so ball dominant ... Decision making came under fire as he had numerous games where he forced things, with out of control drives bowling over defenders, and drawing charges and turning the ball over ... "I can't coach you" was a documented quote that Coach Cal said to Goodwin at one point late in the season. There are legitimate concerns about Goodwin's coach-ability and maturity level. Therefore how well he interviews and tests with team's psych evaluators will be crucial for him ... Still has a long ways to go in learning to play off the ball, how to set up screens and spotting up ... Basic Shooting Guard 101 ... A strong candidate to be a second contract contributor ... His lack of readiness creates a real fear and it could be 3-4 years down the line before a team is able to capitalize on his upside ... With his proficiency at getting by defenders and into the paint, it would benefit him to develop a runner in order not to draw charges or get shots blocked by Oak Trees in the paint ... While a solid defender in college due to his top shelf athleticism and length, he could become much better with some attention to fundamentals and not gambling on steals ... His defensive ISO numbers were poor as he bites on fakes and reaches too often ... Hit just 17 of 64 three pointers on the season, 26.6% ... 64% from the line is on the low end for a 2 guard, and it would benefit him greatly to improve on it as a guard that thrives on attacking the basket ...

Notes: Would have benefitted from a 3-4 year college experience as it will be more difficult for him to shore up his weaknesses against NBA athletes ... Playing at Kentucky was a double edged sword. On one hand it was the perfect system to showcase his immense athleticism while covering up his deficiencies: as much as any team could. The negative was, he was always on the one and done program, which now appears to be to his detriment ... Due to the incoming class of recruits (Harrison Twins and James Young) there really was no room for Goodwin to come back to Kentucky ... Nike Hoop Summit Measurements: Hgt w/ shoes: 6’5, Hgt w/o shoes: 6’3.5, Wgt: 195, W-Span: 6’10, Reach*: 8’4.5

Aran Smith 5/3/13

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