Archie Goodwin (basketball)

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Archie Goodwin
Goodwin in a Kentucky Wildcats game in 2012.
No. 20 – Phoenix Suns
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-08-17) August 17, 1994 (age 20)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Sylvan Hills (Sherwood, Arkansas)
College Kentucky (2012–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Phoenix Suns
2014–2015 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
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 National Basketball Association (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[edit]

Goodwin attended Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas where he played for coach Kevin Davis and led his team 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 is rated as the number 13 player in the class of 2012 in the ESPNU 100[1] the number 9 player by,[2] and the number 12 player by[3]

Goodwin chose Kentucky over offers from Arkansas, Memphis, Connecticut, and Kansas, among many others.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Archie Goodwin
Sherwood, AR Sylvan Hills HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Sep 20, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97

College career[edit]

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.

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.

2012–13 Kentucky 33 33 31.8 .440 .266 .637 4.6 2.7 1.1 .5 14.1

Professional career[edit]

Phoenix Suns[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

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 with the 29th overall pick.[4] His rights were then traded to the Golden State Warriors before finally to the Phoenix Suns the same day. On July 12, 2103, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Suns and joined the for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[5] In his first Summer League game, Goodwin recorded 13 points and 3 rebounds in an 82-69 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[6]

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 three shots and grabbed one 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 on November 1, he scored his first NBA field goal. In 11 minutes of action, Goodwin shot 2-of-5 from the field and ended with 4 points; he also recorded 2 blocks. On November 19, 2013, he recorded his first double-digit scoring game with 16 points in a 104-107 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[7]

On January 23, 2014, Goodwin was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[8] Three days later, he was recalled by the Suns.[9] On February 5, he was reassigned to the Jam,[10] before being recalled again on February 10.[11] In the Suns' final game of the season, Goodwin recorded a career-high 29 points in the 104-99 win over the Sacramento Kings.

2014–15 season[edit]

After managing just 10 games for the Suns to start the season, Goodwin was reassigned to the Jam on December 25, 2014.[12] He was recalled six days later.[13] He was later reassigned to the Jam several times during the season[14] as he helped the Jam win the inaugural championship of the D-League Showcase and won the Showcase Tournament's MVP award on January 19.[15]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Phoenix 52 0 10.3 .455 .139 .673 1.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 3.7
Career 52 0 10.3 .455 .139 .673 1.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 3.7


High school[edit]

  • 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[16]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Week 3, 2012–13 Season)
  • 2012–13 Preseason All-Freshman Second Team [17]


  • 2014–15 D-League Showcase Tournament Winner
  • 2014–15 D-League Showcase Tournament MVP

Personal life[edit]

Goodwin was trained in basketball by his stepfather, Datron Humphrey. In addition, his father, Archie Goodwin II, played college basketball for Arkansas State University.[18]


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