Archie Goodwin was molded – more like hardened – by the streets of Little Rock

Archie Goodwin - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Archie Goodwin – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

On the streets of Little Rock, Ark., when someone calls a foul, there’s usually an argument or sometimes even a fight. The way explains it, it’s either you man up and bulldoze your way through contact, or back down, call a foul and start a fight.

Goodwin, one of Little Rock’s finest, grew up learning to be a man in what he described as the “rough part” of Little Rock. There he figured out how to play with the big boys and flourish against top-flight competition.

He was molded – more like hardened – by the streets of Little Rock.

“When you play street ball, there’s really no fouls called,” Goodwin said. “If you don’t make it, you don’t make it.”

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