Kentucky Wildcats: Fab Five 2.0

Before the phenomenal run from the Wildcats this season, Kentucky reeled in one of the best freshmen classes in NCAA history. With key players leaving like Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, and Ryan Harrow, John Calipari brought in the number one recruiting class to help bring Kentucky back on top like in the 2012 season. The key players in the freshman class includes: Andrew &...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns spots: The Dragon cleans up

PHOENIX -- With a slice of Sunday's playoff atmosphere nestled in the refrigerator, let's begin this week's edition of Suns Spots: DRAGIC CUTS LOOSE After three poor shooting games, Suns point guard Goran Dragic knew something drastic was required. So, after starting slowly in the fourth game, he attacked the basket with even more conviction than usual and finished with...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky signee Tyler Ulis: Coach Cal PG and Chicago Ambassador

If Tyler Ulis is 5-9, then I’m 6’1″. Ulis is listed at 5’9″ 145. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. He’s never the less blossomed into the fourth ranked point guard in the country and the 24th best prospect overall. The Chicago Heights, Ill., native heads to Lexington to be the next dominant John Calipari point guard. See Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, Andrew...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Transformation of Alex Poythress

It wasn't supposed to happen like this. Expecting back-to-back national titles at Kentucky was a little unreasonable, especially with an entirely new cast. But, John Calipari assembled a good team, led once again by a group of outstanding freshmen. Maybe a second championship wasn't within reach, but a deep tournament run, maybe even another Final Four? That seemed possible...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Archie Goodwin named MVP of Rookie Transition Program

The NBA mandates a Rookie Transition Program for all the newcomers in the latest draft class to attend. This program was created in 1986, and is the longest running and most extensive support system in professional sports and provides an assortment of educational and developmental programs. Each September, each rookie takes part in the six-day seminar that gives them an idea of...
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodwin impresses in NBA Summer League

On draft night, the Phoenix Suns may have made one of the most questionable picks in the draft. With the 29th pick, they selected Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin. The Suns and new head coach Jeff Hornacek were very impressed with Goodwin when he worked out for them before the draft. The Suns were trying really hard to move up the draft board in fear that some other team would pick up...
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Assessing Goodwin, Hornacek after Suns' summer opener

With one game in the Las Vegas bank, its apparent that the summer-stock version of the Phoenix Suns is what we thought it would be. During Saturdays 82-69 triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers junior varsity, Markieff Morris looked sort of beastly at times, Kendall Marshall demonstrated poor lateral movement on defense and P.J. Tucker didnt. But the youngster who provided the...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Experts see Suns' draft as 'underwhelming'

It's the day after the draft, and you know what that means: grades. Ridiculously early, entirely subjective grades, but grades nonetheless. Compiled below are the report cards from the prominent NBA analysts who have bothered to assemble them, and there's actually somewhat of a consensus on the Suns' draft, which started with high-upside center Alex Len out of Maryland...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Archie Goodwin picked 29th by Warriors, traded to 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...
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Thunder select Kentucky's Goodwin at No. 29

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...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns move up to No. 29, pick Kentucky G Goodwin

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...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodwin's faith rewarded, drafted 1st round

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.
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Calipari outdoes even himself with this recruiting haul

By the time the lights had dimmed on the scoreboard at Robert Morris as Kentucky inexplicably bowed to the Colonials in the first round of the NIT, Wildcats coach John Calipari could see the errors with the 2012-13 group of “one-and-doners.” Much of it was how people like Ryan Harrow and Archie Goodwin didn’t fit the mission of his program in not wanting to buy in. However...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft prep: Grizzlies look at Paul, TSU's Covington

MEMPHIS, Tenn. The Grizzlies had another diverse group for their third draft workout on Monday at FedEx Forum, including a basketball player who recently gave the NFL a shot, a small-school shooter from the state and one 18-year-old prospect. The workout included Tennessee State's Robert Covington, Mississippi's Murphy Holloway, Creighton's Gregory Echenique, Indiana...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Archie Goodwin

  Name:  Archie Goodwin       Age:   18    School: Kentucky Height: 6’5   Weight: 189   Projected Position: SG             2012-13 Stats: 14.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg, 3.1 tpg (31.8 minutes per game) 44.0 FG%, 63.7 FT%, 26.6 3FG%  50.9 TS%, 46.4 eFG%, 27.2 USG%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

UPDATED College Basketball Pre-Preseason Top 10

1. Kentucky (Formerly No. 1) Players leaving: Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel Players returning: Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer Incomers: Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Julius Randle, Derek Willis Well, as you can see, nothing has changed here at the top. Although John Calipari’s crew will not be The post UPDATED...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodwin struggles at NBA Combine

Former Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin was one of those players I thought needed another year in college. Goodwin is physically not ready for the pro game, and he’s more than likely going to be in the D-League. I always had a feeling his mind was in the NBA while he was still serving his 1-year in Lexington. Goodwin never seemed to develop or improve that much under the coaching...
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Calipari confident heralded recruits will mesh

His only caveat: expecting too much from his 13-man roster, especially after Kentucky (21-12) missed last season's NCAA tournament with a highly touted foursome. ''It's been laid out for them,'' Calipari said Wednesday of the expectations. ''Now, the question is, will we all have the patience? Will I have the patience? ''There's no choice...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Draft: Who should Boston not "pass" over?

In the first part of our draft analysis we looked at possible big men the Celtics could draft with the 16th overall pick. The Celtics certainly need size, but they also need someone who can handle the ball. If there was one thing to take away from Boston's first round exit, it's that without Rajon Rondo the Celtics have no one to take care of the ball and need a legit point...
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Players Who Should Not Have Declared For The 2013 NBA Draft

As an NBA prospect, you face one major decision: leave for the NBA and all the money, or stay in school and learn and develop. This choice must be made by dozens of athletes every year and not everyone makes the right choice. This article will bring five players to attention that I think jumped to the NBA too soon and should have stayed in school. via
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Poythress & WCS have more to prove next season

When Kentucky’s basketball season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT, the speculation began to swirl who would stay and who would go. Archie Goodwin was the most outspoken by saying anyone on the team (besides Noel) who thinks they are ready is delusional. His delusional thinking has his name in the NBA Draft, while Alex Poythress...
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2013-14 Pre-Preseason Top 10

1. Kentucky Players leaving: Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel (likely) Players returning: Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer Incomers: Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Julius Randle, Derek Willis Well, did you really expect anything different? With the most loaded recruiting class since the Fab Five, John Calipari...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball 2013-2014: The Most Talented Team Ever???

Louisville won this year’s National Championship. Now let’s look at the 2013-2014 season. Even as a die-hard fan of college basketball, I will be the first to admit that I do not have a favorite team. I’m from New Jersey and Rutgers basketball hasn’t been very good, so the hometown team favoritism is out the window. I just never got fully behind one team. There are certain...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress returns to Kentucky

Alex Poythress has decided to come back to Kentucky for his sophomore season. With a loaded recruiting class coming in, Poythress was under plenty of speculation whether he would want to be apart of a deep team. The fight for playing time and for your position was enough to send Archie Goodwin to the NBA. Poythress’ potential is through the roof with his big, strong body. He has...
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky G Archie Goodwin Will Enter The NBA Draft

Moments after their shocking NIT loss to Robert Moss, Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin tweeted out that he was returning to school because he wasn’t ready for the draft. A few weeks have gone by and with the top recruiting class in the past 20 years heading to Lexington, Goodwin has had a change of heart. is reporting that Archie Goodwin has decided to turn pro and will...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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