Archie Goodwin (basketball)
Goodwin in a Kentucky Wildcats game in 2012.
|No. 20 – Phoenix Suns|
August 17, 1994 |
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school||Sylvan Hills (Sherwood, Arkansas)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Pro playing career||2013–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Archie Goodwin III (born August 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. The 2012 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School led his team to its first state basketball championship and was one of the top rated basketball players in the class of 2012.
High school career
Goodwin attended Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas and led his teams to back-to-back state finals. As a senior in 2011–12, Goodwin led the Bears to the Arkansas Class 5A state championship, scoring 27 points and seven rebounds in the title game; winning championship and tournament MVP honors along the way. Goodwin was twice named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Arkansas and named to the McDonald's and Parade All-American teams.
Goodwin was highly recruited by schools, including Arkansas, Connecticut, Kansas, Memphis, before selecting the University of Kentucky, which had won the 2012 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship the previous year. Goodwin was also considered a top lottery selection before the start of the season.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Sherwood, AR||Sylvan Hills HS||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||181 lb (82 kg)||Sep 20, 2011|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 97|
Goodwin was the leading scorer for the 2012–13 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team with 14.1 points per game. He also had a game against LIU-Brooklyn where he almost gave Kentucky their second ever triple-double by scoring 22 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing out 9 assists in a victory against them.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
On April 1, 2013, Goodwin declared for the 2013 NBA Draft. Goodwin was the second youngest player to declare for the 2013 draft behind Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo and the youngest overall American college player. He was chosen by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft 29th overall. His rights were then traded to the Golden State Warriors and then the Phoenix Suns the same day. His coach from college, John Calipari, commented that Goodwin could very well have been a top 10 player in the 2014 NBA Draft had he stayed another year in Kentucky. Goodwin would officially sign his rookie contract with the Suns on July 12, 2013. In his first game with the Suns in the Summer League, Goodwin scored 13 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers. He ended up topping that performance with 22 points and 4 rebounds with 26 minutes of play in a 100-88 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
On October 30, 2013, Goodwin made his NBA debut in a regular season game against the Portland Trail Blazers. In 8 minutes of action, Goodwin attempted 3 shots and grabbed an offensive rebound. Goodwin, known as an aggressive scorer in college, went scoreless in his NBA debut. However, in Goodwin's second game against the Utah Jazz November 1st, he scored his first NBA field goal. In 11 minutes Goodwin shot 2-5 from the field and ended with 4 points; he also obtained 2 blocks.
Goodwin had his best game as a pro so far on November 10, 2013 against the New Orleans Pelicans. In the most amount of minutes Goodwin has seen (17 minutes), he assisted the Phoenix Suns on the offensive and defensive end. Goodwin scored 6 points off 3-7 shooting along with 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
- 2010 AAU 17U National Championship (Arkansas Wings)
- 2011 Arkansas Class 5A State Finalist, and All-Tournament Team
- 2011 Nike Global Challenge Championship (USA Midwest) / USA All-Tournament Team
- 2011 & 2012 Arkansas Class 5A All-State Team
- 2011 & 2012 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year
- 2011 & 2012 Arkansas McDonald's Full Court Awards Player of the Year
- 2011 & 2012 Mr. Basketball of Arkansas (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
- 2012 Arkansas Class 5A State Championship, Championship Game MVP, and All-Tournament Team & MVP
- 2012 PARADE Magazine All-American Team
- 2012 McDonald's All-American Team
- 2012 Jordan Brand Classic / USA Basketball Junior Select Team
- 2012 ESPN HS Boys' Basketball All-American (Third Team)
- 2012–13 SEC All-Freshman Team
- SEC Freshman of the Week (Week 3, 2012–13 Season)
- 2012–13 CBSSports.com Preseason All-Freshman Second Team 
- 2013 Rookie Transition Program MVP
- "2012 College Basketball Recruiting Rankings - ESPNU 100". espn.go.com. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
- "Scout.com College Basketball Team Recruiting Prospects". Scouthoops.scout.com. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
- "The Rivals150 2012 Prospect Rankings". Rivalshoops.rivals.com. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
- "Thunder select Kentucky's Goodwin at No. 29". Sports Illustrated. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- Phoenix Suns sign draft pick Archie Goodwin
- Recap: Suns 82, Trail Blazers 69
- Recap: Suns 100, Grizzlies 88
- Archie Goodwin Game-by-Game Stats
- "2013 SEC Men’s Basketball Awards Announced". SEC Digital Network. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- "CBSSports.com All-Americans list". CBSSports.com. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
- "19-year-old Archie Goodwin Making Transition to Man's Game and Life". NBA.com. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Rookie Archie Goodwin may be long-term answer for the growing Phoenix Suns". AZCentral.com. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.