Archie Goodwin owns the dubious distinction as arguably the most intriguing prospect for this year’s NBA Draft. Intriguing can be both good and bad.
As the second-youngest player available in Thursday night’s NBA Draft on ESPN – Giannis Antetokounmpo out of Greece has Goodwin beat by a few months – Goodwin, theoretically, has plenty of time to capitalize on his unquestionable upside.
“He’s one of the most intriguing players in the draft,” ESPN’s resident NBA Draft expert Chad Ford said on a teleconference on Tuesday. “He doesn’t turn 19 until August, which meant he was also one of the youngest college players in the country. He has a couple of things going for him in that he’s got elite speed and quickness, he’s very long and he’s a very creative finisher around the basket. He’s explosive off the floor.”