Archie Goodwin selected No. 29 by Suns in NBA draft
Bio: Kentucky | Freshman | Shooting Guard
Vitals: 6-5, 189 pounds
2012-13 Statistics: 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals, 44 percent shooting in 33 games.
Strengths: Goodwin has the size, speed, athletic ability and length to make an impact in a number of ways. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Goodwin's "got the work habits and drive to be special." ESPN's Dick Vitale said Calipari referred to Goodwin as a "mini version of Russell Westbrook" near the start of last season, a nod to Goodwin's physical gifts and ability to attack the rim.
Weaknesses: A Western Conference coach who watched Goodwin at the combine described his shot as "very flat." Goodwin shot only 26.6 percent from three-point range and 63.7 percent from the free-throw line in his one season at Kentucky. He also had more turnovers than assists. The 18-year-old needs to refine his game across the board.
What Scouts Say: "He's a good athlete who handles the ball well. Calipari tried to play him at the point, but he doesn't have that mentality. I don't see him contributing right away. You have to remember, he's just turning 19 [in August]. Let's [wait] a few years and see what we have."Team Fit: