Coaches Reach Out To Goodwin

It's been a heck of a month of June for Archie Goodwin. Attention has picked up and he's primed for a big month of July.

Over the past month Archie Goodwin received a lot more college attention than he expected.

In fact, Goodwin, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard out of Sherwood (Ark.) Sylvan Hills, hasn't been able to figure out how college programs began finding out about him.

"Honestly I don't know," Goodwin told when asked. "I think it's either from coaches telling them about me or just looking at the Internet. But I don't really have a clue."

In early June, Goodwin had varying degrees of interest, but after a strong effort at the Nike Hoop Jamboree high majors punched in and now some of the nation's best are firmly in the mix.

"There's a lot of them [calling] now," Goodwin said. I've gotten a lot of calls lately from some different schools like Kentucky. They called me a few days ago. North Carolina called me a few days ago."

To go with Carolina and Kentucky, the hometown school Arkansas has hit him hard, as has Memphis, Baylor, Mississippi, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Tennessee.

Already offers are in from Arkansas, Tennessee, Memphis and Baylor. Ole Miss, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Cleveland State.

This past week Goodwin, who has already visited Arkansas and Tennessee, hit the road to check out a trio of schools – Baylor, Kentucky and Memphis.

While in Waco (Tex.), Goodwin got the full tour and was sold on their education program.

"When I went to Baylor I had a lot of fun," he said. "I took a tour of their campus and they have a very good educational program and it's one of the top ones in the country. That's great because I'm want to get a good education. I played pick up with their guys and I had a lot of fun doing that too."

His trip to Kentucky came late last week and he seemed blown away by the states love for the game of basketball.

"I loved Kentucky," he said. "Kentucky was amazing. They have a beautiful campus and everybody up there is so nice. You can tell Kentucky is all about basketball. Their fans love basketball."

"I went up there and had a good time and when I went to go to play with the basketball team, everybody was cool and very humble," he added. "We had a real good time. I had a good time at Kentucky."

Josh Pastner and his staff showed Goodwin a great time as well. He played pick up with their guys and got the full pitch from Pastner and company.

"I had fun in Memphis too," Goodwin said. "Memphis is a big time basketball place too. Their college basketball fans love them. Their players were very humble kids and they love it too. They gave me a tour of their campus and I had fun. Coach Pastner really likes me and he always tells he wants me."

Goodwin is done with trips for now. His focus is on playing well with the Arkansas Wings this July.

Once he does, he'll know exactly why a whole new stash of coaches will begin calling in August.

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