HoopsHype Archie Goodwin rumors

June 11, 2013 Updates

Right now it looks like Archie Goodwin is really struggling to find some love in the first round. I think he's got to be pretty surprised. Arizona's Grant Jerrett is a major sleeper to me in the second round. Nate Wolters might be as well. ESPN.com

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Alex Poythress isn't second guessing his decision to return to Kentucky for his sophomore season rather than put his name into the NBA draft like teammates Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin did. “I'm happy with my choice of coming back,” Poythress said Monday. “It was a long process and you just wanted to make sure your heart was all in it, make sure you made the right decision and I felt like I did it.” Central Kentucky News

April 1, 2013 Updates

Gary Parrish: Archie Goodwin is entering the NBA Draft. Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer returning to school, Kentucky has announced. Twitter

March 23, 2013 Updates

Kentucky spokesman DeWayne Peevy told SNY.tv Friday that there is no official list of which players will return to campus next year, but freshmen Willie Cauley-Stein, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress have all said they plan on returning. Freshman big man Nerlens Noel has yet to announce his plans, but he is projected as one of the top couple picks in the 2013 draft, along with Kansas’s Ben McLemore, Indiana’s Cody Zeller, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart and UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad. “If the three players come back (Poythress, Goodwin and Cauley-Stein), they could have eight first-round picks on the same team…unreal!” the Director of Scouting said. ZagsBlog.com

March 20, 2013 Updates

Mike (SF) Wow... RMU over Kentucky. Does this force some of the Kentucky guys to stay another year? They didn't get to have a post season run to boost their draft stock. Chad Ford (1:05 PM) Here's the dilemma. EVERYONE knows that Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin aren't ready for the NBA. Scouts, John Calipari and even the kids themselves. They should go back to school. The problem is two fold. One, this is a weak draft and all three are likely first rounders anyway. Two, with such a gifted incoming recruiting class coming in, there's a chance that Poythress and Goodwin especially might have to come off the bench next year. That alone won't hurt their draft stock (remember Dion Waiters was a Top 5 pick and he didn't start a game for Syracuse) but if they don't show real improvement, they could fall off the map. Not sure what they'll end up doing. Not totally sure that Calipari even wants them back. Usually players take the money and run ... but not sure that will be the case this year. ESPN.com

Three University of Kentucky prospects with a strong chance to be drafted in the first round in June, and perhaps be picked late in the lottery, all strongly indicated Tuesday night after the Wildcats' season ended in stunning fashion that they will stay in school rather than jump to the NBA. The disclaimer is that Andre Drummond said the same thing last season at Connecticut, though closer to midseason, and ended up leaving, another reason front offices put little stock in what college players say in emotional moments. But if the comments from center Willie Cauley-Stein, forward Alex Poythress and guard Archie Goodwin hold up when the time comes to make an official decision, Kentucky will be positioned for a major recovery in 2013-14 after ending this season with a loss to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT. NBA.com

ARCHIE GOODWIN ON DECIDING ABOUT COMING BACK: “I don’t know if it’s a question whether I’m going (to the NBA) or not. I don’t think I’m ready to go. It’s no reason why I think any of our guys should really leave. We should come back next year … and just try to do better than what we did this year. Because the expectations we had for ourselves this year, we didn’t meet them at all. We didn’t come close. So I think think that’s what says we should all come back.” Courier-journal.com

And asked about teammates saying they are also not ready for the NBA, Goodwin replied: "If any of us were saying we think we should leave, then we'd all be delusional. None of us need to leave. So I just feel that's going to help us in the long run because next year we have a strong group coming in and we're going to continue to get better.... I think it'll work out for us in the end, like it did last year. If you recall, the only one that left [after 2011] was Brandon Knight -- and Enes Kanter, but he didn't play. The other guys came back and they got a championship. Hopefully we can do the same thing with this group." NBA.com

March 9, 2013 Updates

Aran Smith: Talking to NBA scouts: Alex Poythress & Archie Goodwin no longer locks for 1st round. On Goodwin "What good is a SG that cant shoot?" Twitter @nbadraftnet

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