Archie Goodwin won’t be a part of next year’s loaded, national title-favorite Kentucky team. Instead, he’s heading into murky NBA draft waters, where evaluations of him range from mid-first round possibility to second-rounder.
John Calipari said that he gave Goodwin the information he knew when the two sat down to discuss the guard’s future. When Goodwin said he was entering the draft, Calipari threw his support behind the decision.
But Calipari knows that Goodwin’s draft stock is unsettled. He noted, however, that a team picking Goodwin would be getting an 18-year-old, one year removed from high school, a raw but talented player who has room to grow.