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Archie Goodwin: Hurting Himself By Leaving?
- Updated: April 4, 2013
Archie Goodwin announced back on Tuesday that he will declare himself eligible for the upcoming draft. But in the actuality of things, could he be actually hurting himself by going early?
It’s a question that fans, more times than not Kentucky fans, have when a kid (because he still is only 18) declares himself eligible. Is he actually ready? The 2012 version of the Kentucky Wildcats were a rare type of athletes who could have gone from high school to the NBA, and I think it’s safe to say that this year’s team was not those types of kids. But would another year of college actually helped Goodwin’s chances of becoming a top pick, rather being projected, according to draftexpress.com, seventh overall?
Look, I understand the NBA Draft is about drafting kids who have potential to play the next level and there’s no doubt that Goodwin has the capablilites to score at will on opposing teams, getting to the line and has potential to become a star in the NBA. But for someone who struggled to put the ball in the basket on a consistent basis, shot 26% from the 3-point line and only shot 64% from the free throw line, how could staying for one more year at Kentucky really hurt him?
Sure, there’s always a risk of injury. Sure, the kid is trying to do what’s best for himself and his family and that’s all fine and dandy. But if things do not go the way that Goodwin has it planned out and he finds himself struggling to find a spot on a roster in the NBA, would he regret his decision to leave Kentucky early? Only time will tell to see if that decision he made will turn out for the better or for worse.
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