Archie Goodwin



Status: UK signee
SG | 6-4 | 180
High school: Sylvan Hills
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.

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What he brings: Personality. Goodwin is a great player, sure, but he might also follow John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Josh Harrellson as a fan favorite for his charisma off the court. Goodwin stole the show during ESPN’s Signing Day Special, breaking out a dance when Nerlens Noel picked UK and clowning around with the studio crew. His easy-going nature with fans and the media could turn him into the face of this team.

Question mark: Can he consistently hit the three? He didn’t in high school, but he didn’t really have to. His athleticism and ability to drive to the basket allowed for easy scoring chances. Those opportunities won’t be there as often against college competition, and Goodwin will need to develop that long-range jump shot to keep defenders honest.

One-and-done? If his jump shot comes around, he’ll have the opportunity to go pro after one season. ranks him as the No. 9 overall pick in next year’s draft, and the No. 2 guard behind Muhammad. He’s the No. 17 player on the ESPN big board, though analyst Chad Ford points to his inconsistent shooting as a negative.

“Coach Cal already told me that it’s not going to be easy. I don’t want anyone to give me anything. I’ve worked for stuff my whole life. I’m going to compete and that’s going to make me and my teammates better.”

– Archie Goodwin (to

Tracking Goodwin

Date Opponent W/L Stats
Nov. 24 New Albany (Miss.) W 23 pts, 8 rebs
Nov. 25 Lee (Ala.) W 27 pts, 9/10 FTs
Nov. 26 Southwind (Tenn.) L 22 pts
Nov. 29 Beebe W 31 pts
Dec. 2 At Maumelle W 24 pts
Dec. 16 White Hall W 13 pts
Dec. 17 Pulaski Academy L 27 pts
Dec. 28 Tupelo (Miss.) L 24 pts
Dec. 29 Hillcrest W 18 pts
Dec. 30 Forrest City W No Stats
Jan. 5 Monticello W 26 pts, 5 rebs
Jan. 7 At Lexington Catholic L 37 pts, 10 rebs
Jan. 10 West Helena Central W 33 pts
Jan. 12 Christ the King (N.Y.) L 18 pts, 5 rebs
Jan. 13 Glendale (Mo.) W 29 pts, 8 rebs
Jan. 14 Hillcrest (Mo.) W 34 pts
Jan. 17 North Pulaski W 35 pts
Jan. 20 At Mills W 29 pts
Jan. 24 At Watson Chapel W 24 pts
Jan. 27 At Crossett W 24 pts
Jan. 31 At West Helena Central W 21 pts
Feb. 3 At Monticello W 30 pts
Feb. 7 At North Pulaski W 22 pts
Feb. 10 At White Hall W 30 pts
Feb. 14 Watson Chapel W 25 pts
Feb. 17 Mills W 30 pts
Feb. 21 Crossett W No stats
Feb. 30 Nettleton W 24 pts, 9 rebs
March 2 Morrilton W No stats
March 3 Greenwood W 24 pts, 9 rebs
March 10 LR Mills W 27 pts, 7 rebs