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 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 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 and led his teams to back-to-back state finals. Goodwin's coach was Billy Phelan of Cherry Valley, Ar. 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.

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.

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

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
2012-13 Kentucky 33 33 31.8 .440 .266 .637 4.6 2.7 1.1 0.5 14.1
Career 33 33 31.8 .440 .266 .637 4.6 2.7 1.1 0.5 14.1

Professional career[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 in the 2013 NBA Draft 29th overall.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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 on November 1, 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. On November 19, 2013, he recorded a career high 16 points along with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in a 104-107 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[8]

On January 23, 2014, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.[9] On January 26, 2014, he was recalled by the Suns.[10] On February 5, 2014, he was reassigned to the Jam.[11] On February 10, 2014, he was recalled by the Suns.[12] Goodwin would record another 16 points in his first starting role with the Suns in a loss to the Utah Jazz. In the Suns' 2013-14 season finale against the Sacramento Kings, Goodwin would record a new career-high 29 points alongside getting 4 rebounds and 2 steals in a 104-99 victory on the road.

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[13]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Week 3, 2012–13 Season)
  • 2012–13 Preseason All-Freshman Second Team [14]


  • 2013 Rookie Transition Program MVP[15]

Personal life[edit]

Goodwin was trained in basketball by his stepfather Datron Humphrey. In addition, his father, Archie Goodwin II, played basketball for Arkansas State University as a 5'9" point guard.[16]


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