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Twenty eight teams passed up on Goodwin during this year’s NBA Draft. The 18-year old was the youngest prospect of this draft class.
Goodwin didn’t live up to expectations during his lone season at Kentucky, but most feel his game is meant for the next level. He’s a big explosive point guard with elite athleticism. The young guard displayed those attributes during Summer League.
Now the first round pick plans on making teams regret passing up on him.
“After a so-so freshman season on an underachieving University of Kentucky team ended with him sliding to No. 29 in the 2013 NBA Draft, Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin has a simple message for the League:
“It would have been great to have been drafted where I thought I should have been,” Goodwin told SLAM during last week’s Panini photo shoot portion of the Rookie Transition Program. “Now every team that didn’t pick me, I’ve got to give them hell.”
“I know a lot of guys in this [Draft] class are not better than...
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At 18 years old Archie Goodwin was the youngest player taken in the 2013 NBA Draft. He was taken with the 29th pick of the first round by the Oklahoma City Thunder and later traded to the Golden State Warriors and then the Phoenix Suns. He's a big part of the rebuilding project going on in Phoenix as they look to develop young talent and acquire ping pong balls for the 2014 lottery...
Most rookies in any sport are humble and happy to be in the league in which they're playing in. You will find some that don't or won't respect anyone or have a chip on their shoulder determined to prove their doubters wrong.
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You would think that Archie Goodwin would be willing to let his game speak for himself. He had plenty of doubters coming into this year’s NBA Draft. His combine performances left a lot to be desired, specifically from his shooting stroke. His lack of improvement under Kentucky head coach John Calipari raised a lot of red flags. He wasn’t supposed to even go in the first round...