Posted June 27, 2013 on
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Oklahoma City has selected Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin with the 29th overall pick in the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-5 Goodwin averaged 14.1 points per game in one season for the Wildcats, earning freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors. The Little Rock, Ark., native had a season-high 28 points against Morehead State.
Earlier, the Thunder selected Pittsburgh center Steven Adams with the 12th pick. The team also has the 32nd overall pick as a result of the 2011 trade that sent Byron Mullens to Charlotte.
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The Phoenix Suns traded up a spot to No. 29 with their second first-round pick in the NBA draft, selecting 18-year-old guard Archie Goodwin of Kentucky.
The Suns see the 6-foot-5 Goodwin as a point guard. He led Kentucky in scoring at 14.1 points per game but shot just 36 percent in his only season with the Wildcats.
A Parade and McDonald's All-America at Sylvan Hills High...
In the end, Archie Goodwin's self-confidence was rewarded. Kentucky's freshman 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.
After the Big Blue Nation saw their superstar center fall to #6, think he was joining Anthony Davis, and then have a reporter tell him he is traded to Philadelphia, some good news needed to happen. The Phoenix Suns made a surprising move late in the first round by making a deal with the Golden State Warriors to trade up and select Goodwin 29th in the 1st round. Goodwin was projected...