In the end, Archie Goodwin's faith and self-confidence was rewarded. The UK guard surprised many when he entered his name in the NBA Draft, but he reached his goal of being a first-round pick when he was taken No. 29 in a selection that was sent to the Phoenix Suns.
Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer will return to the Kentucky program for the 2013-14 season, but Archie Goodwin's future with the Wildcats remains uncertain.
The University of Kentucky's incoming 2012 shooting guard, Archie Goodwin, prime time basketeer can be classified in the latter group of journeymen. He as adeptly avoided any possibilities of trouble or failure by wisely surrounding himself with the right people.
Goodwin's high school coach said, "He's a fierce competitor.?He is a driven, driven young man."
CHICAGO -- McDonald's All-American game MVP Shabazz Muhammad and standout performers Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress spoke at the Podium Wednesday.
CHICAGO -- Archie Goodwin has a big game Wednesday night, as he participates in the McDonald's All-American festivities. But Goodwin also wanted to talk about Kentucky's recent run through the NCAA tournament.
The West team at the McDonald's All-American Game will have some intense practices. Leading the way will be a fun battle to watch between Marcus Smart and Shabazz Muhammad.
A pair of future Wildcats are named to the McDonald's All-America team.
February 9, 2012