A Look At Kentucky Wildcats' Archie Goodwin's Draft Stock

By Trevor Lowry
Archie Goodwin NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Kentucky
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats may have not met expectations in the 2012-13 college basketball season, but that did not stop a couple of freshmen dashing off to the 2013 NBA Draft, with one of those players being Archie Goodwin. So, let’s take a look at his stock for the upcoming draft.

Goodwin’s stock is ranging from the mid teens all of the way to the later part of the first round. Who knows if he could fall all of the way to the second round, but more than likely he will go right outside of the lottery.

Goodwin led the Wildcats in scoring this past season with 14.1 points per game. He also averaged 4.6 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per game. I think another season in college hoops would have done Goodwin wonders, but he still is capable of being a good NBA player.

With some work on his outside shot, he could be an elite scorer at the next level. He only shot 26.6 percent from behind the arc this season, but 44 percent from the field. Still, Goodwin can finish at the rim and he was the best offensive player on Kentucky this past season.

It is too bad that Goodwin and the rest of the Wildcats couldn’t have done more this past season, but it is in the past and it will be interesting to see if Goodwin can make an impact at the next level.

The talent is certainly there, which is why Goodwin seems to be a lock for the first round.

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