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Archie Goodwin speaks

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After the announcement that he would forgo his sophomore season and go pro yesterday, Archie Goodwin addressed fans via Twitter moments ago:

Good luck, Archie.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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155 Comments for Archie Goodwin speaks



  1. RichieFarmer'sMustache
    11:34 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie, don’t even waste your time responding to the idiots who hide behind their Twitter accounts. Good luck to you.



  2. RichieFarmer'sMustache
    11:35 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #1 just proved my point. Idiot.



  3. J A Brooks
    11:35 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    1) Some “uk fans” are disgusting

    Darius Miller and Liggins were hard to watch as freshman too… and Jorts was not exactly eye candy when he first came. I guess you wanted them to be gone too huh?

    Keep it classy loser



  4. joseph
    11:35 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I really hoped he would come back and not have to spend his career in the D league…



  5. Laker Cat 18
    11:35 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Never understood why fans give these guys grief after the season. Most of the psycho fans are grown men, it’s sad. Just wish them the best of luck and move on.



  6. Behind Enemy Lines
    11:36 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Idiots, don’t write Archie. Point blank. Period.



  7. LeX
    11:36 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good on archie. Some of our ignorant fanbase refuse to buy in and accept the system calipari has brought in. Archi has the chance to be paid for his talents rather than be the NCAA’s and Kentucky’s dancing monkey (not a racial slur so dont even start). Everyone of them deserves to earn a living and those that have the ability to get paid now, should. Any other thought proces is frankly unamerican, and probably based in some sort of racist belief.



  8. Han
    11:36 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I think people would give him less grief if he hadn’t acknowledged after the NIT loss that none of them were ready.



  9. Alamo_CatFan
    11:36 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hearing strong indications that Gordon is not going to choose Kentucky. My day will be ruined and next year’s title run will take a hit. We may only win 40 games by an average of 10 points rather than 15-20.



  10. blueblue
    11:36 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It is now obvious. Archie is indeed very selfish. It’s not that he couldn’t see the court very well. He is a ball hog. Best of luck to you. See you, BYE!!



  11. J A Brooks
    11:37 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks for deleting that mods… but now my comment looks like I’m attacking mustache



  12. BBN
    11:37 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The fact that Archie feels the need to respond to the people disagreeing with him via twitter shows how immature this kid really is. I’m not saying he should stay, because he obviously has the skills and potential to be a good NBA player. But the way some of these young guys (i.e. WCS) constantly respond to criticism via twitter shows they are not ready to do this professionally. What happens when Archie hears all the Draft analysts talking negatively about his game?



  13. quickie
    11:37 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Obviously UL fans trying to make UK fans look bad.



  14. tuddy
    11:38 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    4.) Darius Miller had enough sense to come back, so did Liggins. Have enough pride to come back and take care of business and get better. Going pro after an NIT year is a complete joke.



  15. BigRush
    11:38 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    As a lifelong UK fan I can’t imagine anyone giving Archie a tough time on his decision to follow his dreams. People who give him a hard time should go find a different team to cheer for… Or maybe they aren’t really UK fans to begin with.



  16. Good Luck
    11:38 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie, thanks for giving all you had every game. hope you prove the haters wrong. Work on that jumper. Never seen a NBA SG that shoots under 30% from 3….



  17. Hopefully...
    11:38 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    This guy can practice and get a consistent jump shot (my 5 year old nephew has a better mid-range game then this dude).

    He also needs to learn how to control his speed.. doesn’t always have to be in first gear all the time.

    Lastly.. passing the ball is actually a good thing. If he could learn to pass, cut, and work off of picks he might be good.

    FACT is he is ultra-athletic, can run and jump out of gym. Just no fundamentals or basketball IQ.

    He would get ate alive in NBA by PG and SG. Just think he would go against guys like… Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, Dewayne Wade, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams.. just to name a few.

    No chance.. he is D-League atleast for 1 if not 2 years. He needs another year or two in College but is too scared of the newbies and worried that his draft stock will fall. A true NBA prospect wouldn’t be concerned about that. They would be confident and know what they need to improve to be the best professional they could be. Not go for the quick hit, get a little $ and then flare out.

    What a waste…..



  18. bosshog
    11:38 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The best thing about KSR is that it provides us all a great space to geek out, debate and share about all things UK. I wish that we could keep everything in this space, and that anyone who actually tweets or otherwise tries to communicate directly with the players would stop. Keep it here, lay it out, and move on….it is after all just a game…every player’s decision is his own, and we should respect them and keep the commentary to a minimum, and confine it mostly to this space.



  19. Gandalf the Blue
    11:39 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’m the biggest Calipari supporter there is, but let’s face it, if Patrick Patterson had played here as a freshmen under Cal he would probably have left after his freshman year, even with the injury. This is the bad part of what Cal’s style brings. I’m not complaining because the good part is a national championship.



  20. don
    11:39 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    why be critical of these kids. they r kids. let them be kids and not live ur life through them. hate all the negative comments on the players. dont get me wrong, i want them to play to their potential too, but they r 18 yr kids. what did u do when u were 18



  21. tuddy
    11:40 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    LOL – NBA after NIT first round loss. I’m still stunned. This is laughable.



  22. RESPECT
    11:40 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I respect your decision Archie.

    Now go practice free throws. Shoot 500 a day for the next 5 years.

    You have the drive & confidence to be an NBA player, but if you can’t hit your free throws no coach will put the ball in your hands with your M.O.



  23. Behind Enemy Lines
    11:40 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    13) I don’t buy that. We have a small number of our own fans that look bad. We don’t need any help from UL.



  24. J A Brooks
    11:41 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    8) Did you ever consider that maybe he was being honest at the time but that Cal indicated Wiggins would be coming in and he had to reconsider based on that? You have no clue what’s going on so why judge a 19 year old?

    9) you’re an idiot and you know maybe 10% of Goodwin’s life or personality. We could’ve really used him next year since we don’t have any projected wing depth as of now… glad you’re so thrilled with him leaving though.

    11) see my comment to 9. You’re an idiot and why anyone would be HAPPY that a very talented guard would leave UK is beyond reason. You and these other idiots are pathetic



  25. Archie Glad I'm Leaving?
    11:41 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Yes.



  26. FLCAT
    11:42 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The only thing BBN SHOULD SAY “I want to thank you for time at kentucky, and please finish the semester academically strong.”



  27. FLCAT
    11:42 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    And gd luck in the future



  28. UKJim
    11:43 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It’s as if Archie is speaking directly to me.



  29. Ldbowe10
    11:43 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tolly Ho is losing ground. Scroll down and vote.



  30. tuddy
    11:43 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    27. Thanks for setting NCAA record for most charges ever and thanks for NIT bid. xoxo



  31. shields eyes
    11:43 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    When and if a site redesign ever occurs, I hope that the comments will be less anonymous. Nothing worse than internet tough guys.



  32. H.A. Milton
    11:44 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    How can someone flip flop like he did and not expect to get crap for it? I don’t care if he is 18. Dude was my favorite player on this team…He probably told Cal the same thing in the huddle when Cal would try to coach him. “Cal, if you can’t respect my decision, that is your problem. I’m taking it to the rack and tossing it up, regardless of how many defenders are in front of me. I’m blessed.”



  33. FLCAT
    11:44 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    He would have been great for us next year and possibly improved his personal stock in the NBA. But this is a players first program which we live and die by!!!



  34. RESPECT
    11:44 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #19 – Gandalf the Blue – You have no clue what your talking about.

    Cal doesn’t change these kids like that.

    These kids are who they are. If anything, Cal tells them if they are ready or not. In Cal’s message post Archie decision, he said his advice to Archie was to return for another year.

    Patrick Patterson was blessed in that he had parents and family that were in no need of financial assistance. Patrick would have likely stayed in school just as long as he did as an education meant more to him and his family than $$$$$.



  35. Win by 30 wigg-ens
    11:45 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    19: I disagree, if Terrence Jones came back under Cal, how are you convinced Patterson would have left? Whether players go or stay have less to do with the coach and more to do with their own situation (financially, etc.).



  36. Smitty
    11:45 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The reality is that there are UK fans tweeting Archie and other fans tweeting Archie as UK fans. Social media allows for arms-length interaction without having to be face to face, which is very dangerous. People mock UK’s fans because of things like this. People need to relax, be responsible, and don’t try to contact these guys.



  37. Biglaw Dawgin'
    11:45 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t think it’s about respecting his decision, I think it’s about not bombarding opinions on the kid. Some UK fans really think that Archie needs more time. That’s a fair opinion. But it’s one thing to let your opinion about the kid’s game be known on a message board, and a totally different one to send it directly to Archie. Anyone who is saying anything other than “good luck” directly to Archie needs to check themselves.



  38. huntin chickens
    11:45 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    i always try to remember how mature i was when i was 18. the answer…not very. quit being so hard on these kids and quit hating on his wallet you broke fools.



  39. YOUR WORDS
    11:45 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The pot called the kettle delusional.



  40. Cat Fan
    11:45 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    ^^ Yep, lots of keyboard courage on here. Good for you Archie – I hope you are extremely successful in the NBA.



  41. Turner the Burner
    11:46 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    19: Jones, Lamb, WCS



  42. Joe
    11:46 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    He will wish he would have came back about one year from now when cauley-stein, and these incoming freshman have their nice shiny national championship rings them get drafted and play for an actual nba team. Not to mention Kyle
    Will have 2 rings after next year.



  43. Bulldawg
    11:46 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie will make it if he decides to put his ego in check and become a “Liggins-type” player. At some point he will have to realize he is not competing against high schoolers and he cannot take anyone and everyone to the rack. We all knew his decision making skills were suspect so I don’t understand the “shock” that he is leaving early. I wish him the best of luck and I hope he reaches his potential. However, that line drive jump shot and terrible free throw shooting will be exposed in the D-league. I am just giving my opinion and I really do hope the light comes on for him someday.



  44. GrampyBlue
    11:47 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Best Wishes to Archie! Thanks for being a part of the BBN family this year and always.



  45. CATandMONKEY
    11:47 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Archie! You have more God-given talent in roundball than almost ANY of us in our chosen professions.
    Listen to the people who want you to be a great player, take their advice to heart. Add game IQ and patience to your fire and skill and you can go far.



  46. No Twit
    11:48 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    These kids need to get off of Twitter.



  47. Gandalf the Blue
    11:48 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #35 – RESPECT – I hope YOU’RE right

    But keep in mind that Alex Poythress is basically in the same situation as Patterson was. His family is not in need of financial assistance, they live near by, education is important, and he has a twin sister in school. I would be willing to bet that we hear in the next week that he decides to enter the draft. I hope I’m wrong but remember our convo if it happens



  48. UKBlue1!
    11:48 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie, Good Luck. True UK fans only wish the best. Turn the twitter off.



  49. Slavery is bad
    11:48 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t get your hope up UK fans…we’ve k own all along that this guy wasn’t going to come to UK so when he picks Oregon today only be surprised by him picking Oregon! We are fine without him! I don’t understand why everybody suddenly jumped on his bandwagon these last couple days…all we need to get it wiggins and Hawkins! Be happy jeeez!

    http://www.maxpreps.com/blogs/maxwire-national-blog/yc2OSI_oSUu5D2E2JTVQYQ/aaron-gordon-to-announce-college-decision-tuesday–where-will-he-commit.htm



  50. Balance Is Good
    11:49 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It’s good for these kids to see all the different things to consider.

    How they react to it is all on them.



  51. Slavery is bad
    11:49 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wrong post sorry! But I still mean what I said!



  52. SuperTroy
    11:50 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I will never understand why some douche bags say awful stuff to these kids. Let him make the best decision for himself!! If you disagree with it, who cares?!?! It’s not your decision to make!! I think it’s 10 and 12 year-olds that do that stuff, because it’s incredibly immature. Although, I think most 10-12 year old UK fans are smarter than that. Good luck, Archie. You’ll always be a Cat. Most of us wish you well and are proud to call you our own.



  53. blueblue
    11:50 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #32
    I agree. His attitude shows that he was a cancer for the team atmosphere. I don’t think we should be giving him grief for his decision, but I also don’t like his arrogance. Wish him well, and see him on his way.



  54. STEVE!
    11:50 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I respect their decisions, but I am disappointed that Ryan and Archie aren’t returning. Our Guard depth situation next year will be just as bad or worse than this year, and we all know you can’t win big without a bunch of good guards.



  55. REPECT
    11:50 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #47 – Gandalf The Blue – Alex Poythress is no Patrick Patterson

    Do I need to repeat that 100 times?



  56. Fancoulo
    11:50 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Happy for Archie that he will follow his dream. Also happy that he is leaving for the team’s sake. His deparure is a win – win situation for everyone.



  57. Laker Cat 18
    11:51 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s cut out the “these guys are kids” talk. Quit babying them, they need to grow up to make their big boy decisions.



  58. No offense
    11:51 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Kids, if you play at UK, you are a public figure. Being a public figure is a double edged sword. UK has some idiot fans. And this past year, we had some idiot players. And they keep tweeting. both groups.



  59. El Pollo Loco
    11:51 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck, Archie. Once a Cat, always a Cat. True blue fans will look forward to hopefully watching you continue to grow in the NBA. We hope to see you around Lexington in the future. Don’t worry about the haters, who hate their own life so much that they have to criticize young men who can actually attain their dreams. Keep working hard.



  60. Bluekzu
    11:51 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t believe people are actually stupid enough to contact him personally. Such unbelievable dumbasses. That embarrasses the program more than an NIT bid ever could. smh



  61. Sammydog
    11:52 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Archie. I enjoyed watching you play and believe you would have had a much better season if our point guard play were better at organizing the team and getting, setting up our scorers. I truly believe most of those sending you obnoxious tweets are rival fans stirring up trouble and a few idiots. Ignore twitter. The cyberworld is full of mean, unfulfilled sociopaths.



  62. Win by 30 wigg-ens
    11:54 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    47 – I don’t totally disagree with you, although I feel like a lot of these players choose Kentucky (and more specifically Cal) because they value NBA over education to begin with (which isn’t a bad thing). So I’m just not sure how much of it is him changing them and how much of it is them having that mindset to begin with; hence why they chose this progrom in the first place.



  63. BigBlueMe
    11:54 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    His tweet was posted at 3:27pm today but isnt even noon yet!? (starts x files theme music)



  64. H.A. Milton
    11:56 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #60, being able to have a certain extent of direct contact is kind of the point of Twitter. Dude should man up and acknowledge the fact that he went and did the exact thing he called ‘delusional’ two weeks prior. If he did that, then cool, respect his decision.



  65. Balance
    11:56 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The twitter reaction from the 2012-2013 group is probably similar to the reactions that Cal had to deal with all year in practice.

    What a bunch of babies.

    This is what you have to be careful of when you put young people together. 1 bad apple can spoil a bunch. If only someone would step up and point out who the bad apple was. I suspect it could have even been 2.



  66. Chicago Chris
    11:56 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Won’t someone please think of the children!!!



  67. George Carlin
    11:58 am April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Eff the children!!



  68. Sgt. Jimmy
    12:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Archie. Every program has 15% fans that are absolute morrons. Thank you for all the work and sacrifice to put in for the CATS.



  69. let them go
    12:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why would anyone blast him for leaving? Bless the kid and watch him leave while waiving with a grin on your face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  70. players gone on
    12:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie, don’t worry about those bandwagon fans, you do what you think you should do. They are just wanting you to further their dreams, so they can brag against the other fan bases. You have your dreams follow them. May God be with and bless you.



  71. Buttlovinbuttstuff
    12:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Who cares if Archie goes pro outside of him, his family, and the UK staff? It’s his decision and his decision alone. Why shouldn’t he capitalize on his opportunity? This is still America after all. Don’t let that liberal socialist crap keep you down.



  72. Disbelief
    12:01 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    There should be an IQ test to be able to post on these boards or to tweet that would eliminate all the rivals fans that post here and about a third of the dumb a— KY fans who are too stupid to know how blessed we are i support all UK players and their decisions go cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  73. Mack
    12:02 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Some of these kids should not have twitter, they say too much without thought and it’s there for ever.



  74. Hollahollaholla
    12:03 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I wish he would come back (he’s not signed with agent) because he’d be a great backup for us and give us a better shot at winning it all. But I’m not sure his draft status will improve if he stays, unlike WCS who will make a lot more money long term by coming back.



  75. Bad Taste
    12:03 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    You tweet your little twitterer and the only fanbase that will ever care about you now tunes out.



  76. THE TRUTH
    12:04 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie is blessed.

    But he “has no clue” how this decision will make him an instant bench rider.

    And all that positive goodness that he has exuding from his pores will slowly, daily, monthly, yearly, get sapped away while he watches more experienced older veterans playing the game and making their free throws.

    A skill 95% honed in college.

    I can’t imagine being a 28 year old Archie Goodwin looking back and thinking about what an advantage I would have had toward being a starter in the NBA by sharpening my skills where I’m still possibly one of the top 5 guys on the team (and definitely guarateed 20+ minutes a game).

    Good luck sharpening your skills when you aren’t even in the top 10 of your team and you live & die by better free throw shooters (who spent more time practicing free throws) having to get injured before you get a chance to miss free throws again.



  77. Smart Decision
    12:04 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Smart decision to at least get to play in the D-league where you would have sat the bench here. Archie needs to shut up though, no one cares what he thinks anymore. He obviously didn’t care what Cal thought all season.



  78. Oogie
    12:05 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    You people who write critical messages to the players are LOSERS, plain and simple. GET A LIFE and stop living through theirs!!!

    #71… do you think the people who write these messages to the players are “liberal socialists.” Guarantee you the majority who do this kind of nonsense lean the other way politically.



  79. BBN (Legitimate fans)
    12:06 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie….the idiots are usually the loudest….pay no attention…BBN supports you….and it’s a smart choice on your part to enter the draft….just stay strong…and keep that fire burning….Good Luck and God Bless….



  80. big O
    12:06 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie who?



  81. Oogie
    12:07 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    65… That’s a good point.



  82. It's Cold
    12:07 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie had it right when he wanted everyone to chant BUUURRRRRRRR…… His shots and free throws were always sooooo COLD…..



  83. Disbelief
    12:11 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    75 I’m glad that Archie has a life and high probability he will have a better one than you and he knows how to tweet which leaves you there by yourself just to play with your own tweeter.



  84. Dr. Tom
    12:11 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Give Archie a break. The things he said after the Robert Morris game were given under severe emotional stress. He is a great 18 year old kid who was subjected to the most scrutinized basketball program in the country. Given all that I think he has represented the UK program with professionalism and class. Good luck son and you will always be a CAT.



  85. rb
    12:13 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Archie the best. I kind of wish these guys wouldn’t be on Twitter. They seem to think that “fans” who are dumb enough to tweet criticism to players represent us all. I stopped following Willie recently, because I felt like he was including all BBN in his response tweets, and I think I will like him better if I don’t follow him on Twitter.



  86. hosier Wlldcat
    12:15 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    No one but a jerk would wish Archie any thing but the best. I hope he goes in the first round and gets a great contract. I hope it was UL fans on him and not someone from the BBN.



  87. Pcefrog5
    12:16 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Here is a grand idea, instead of posting the player’s responses to these idiot fans, post the
    tweets from the idiot fans to the players! Make it a part of Tweet Beat: Idiot Fan Edition.



  88. Judy
    12:16 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Best of luck . Wish u were coming back. True BBN fans wish u well.



  89. Real Fan
    12:16 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It’s his life. They’re his choices. Regardless of your own opinions get over it. If this is what he feels is best for himself and his family why let it bother you? Worry about yourself.



  90. Real fan
    12:19 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It’s his life. It’s his decision. If it’s best for him and his family, why would any of us fans care? How does it impact our lives? It doesn’t. We should judge ourselves before judging others. Good luck.



  91. BigBlue
    12:19 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Just think how much of a loser you have to be to castigate a player through Twitter or Facebook.
    Wow you have to be a douche to do that! Before you do that just stop and contemplate how much of a pathetic loser you are next time.



  92. Sunshine
    12:19 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good Luck to you Archie. I hope you have success in your future. Please remember that True Cat Fans, love the CATS no matter what. There are so called fans that are only there when the CATS are on top the TRUE CAT FANS love the team no matter what.



  93. BigBlue
    12:20 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    KSR should post the derogatory Tweets made to players here. After the first few losers get brought out into the open I bet the stupidity stops pretty quickly.



  94. Willie Cauley-Stein
    12:23 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Come Back Archie!



  95. BlueRedNeck
    12:25 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Makes me wonder why college coaches don’t just ban Twitter and most other social media, at least during the season. In the years before we had all of this, the kids might hear a little static from fans or students on campus, but it was nowhere near as in-your-face as what we have now. Can’t see anything good coming from it.



  96. RahRah
    12:25 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Simply canNOT wrap my brain around grown-ass men tweeting these young men! Does anyone out there actually think a guy like Archie is going to reverse his decision because of something some random idiot tweets him? I truly hope most of them are UofL & IU fans posing as BBN because it really is embarrassing and perverted. Please stop.

    Best wishes, Archie. Make us proud.



  97. CAT$LIFE
    12:29 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wish him luck but still don’t think he’s ready….



  98. True Fan
    12:31 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why are ppl bashing a young man who wants to make money and support his family? Should be stay? My opinion is that yes, he should, but that’s MY opinion. I still respect his decision to do so, and as a true fan wish him nothing but the best. It’s really sad when ignorant, uneducated ppl take to Twitter to spew garbage, and unfortunately they are our loudest fans. One day they’ll wake up and realize they’re hurting our program more than helping it, I just hope it’s before they scare off Coach Cal and the best recruits in the nation.



  99. BigBlue
    12:32 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    If KSR posts just a few of the derogatory tweets from fans, I bet this stops pretty quick.

    Anyone that would harrass a player about HIS decisions through social media is beyond pathetic, so much so that they probably do not even realize how pathetic they are.



  100. blackhawk509
    12:35 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    So if he was to decide to join the military at 18 yrs old most on this site would be o.k. with that…but to go get paid to play in the league…not. If you disagree with him and are not his family shut the chuck up. God speed young man…go live YOUR DREAMS.



  101. buzzard
    12:38 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Archie. Real fans don’t get on titter to criticize a young man for wanting to achieve their dream. You were one of the few members of this years team who played hard every game. Please show all these idiots wrong. Hope you become an NBA All Star!!



  102. blue Boy
    12:41 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Archie and thanks for some pretty sweet highlights!!!!



  103. Dutch
    12:43 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Enjoy your life!



  104. Al's IndiCats
    12:43 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why TF? Why does it matter to anyone what a 18 year kid does with his life, most went to college, some went to the servive in the 60s and 70s. Screw each and every dumbass for texting, tweeting or FBing a kid on what he wants to do with his life. Archie good luck in the future is all I caN TELL THE KID.



  105. UKBlue
    12:47 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Kid better get Rosetta Stone because he will never get out of the D League, and after his 3 year contract is up, he’ll be in some foreign country. Thank you for leaving because you weren’t that good, and it was extremely painful to watch you throw the ball off the top of the backboard.



  106. Chicago Chris
    12:47 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #72 Michael Porter.



  107. Kittyfan
    12:49 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It is possible that those that pretend to be fans are posers. In reality, it is Archie’s and only Archie’s decision as to what he will do next year. Best of everything young man. I believe that you will work hard and take your game to the next level.



  108. kybigblue
    12:49 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    He choose to play at UK. He is a Wildcat. Now that he has made his decision to enter the draft I wish him only the best.



  109. Joe-Z
    12:50 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    ENJOY BAGGING GROCERIES IN 6-7 MONTHS, Archie. the worst player to put on a Kentucky jersey in 100 years



  110. Cat Fan in Gainesville
    12:52 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Very sad that UK Basketball is the best thing in some people’s lives and they think they have the right to tell a kid what is best for him. Good luck Archie.



  111. bobedthom
    12:55 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie you go get all the info you can and KNOW that MOST of BBN would take you back with OPEN ARMS. Make the BEST DECISION for yourself and DO US PROUD no matter where that takes you. ONCE A WILDCAT-ALWAYS A WILDCAT!!
    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU WHATEVER YOU DECIDE.



  112. See The Obvious UL fan...
    12:58 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #109 – Joe-Z

    Archie knows this kind of hate. The smell of Axe body spray gives them away everytime.



  113. green river 46
    1:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good Luck Archie, I hope you don’t talk like that to your parents. a lot of the tweets are from fans of other schools. I hope you the best.



  114. STEVE!
    1:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    If he’s picked #20 in the first round, he’ll make about $2.75MM in the first two years. How many of the people criticizing him will make that in the next two years? Sure, he’s not ready to be a regular contributor, but if somebody offered you that type of money…



  115. CatsR1
    1:03 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I wish him all the best as should the rest of the BBN. It’s his life and his decision. With that said, in this forum, I feel comfortable summing up my opinion of his decision into 1 word. “MISTAKE”



  116. ILCatsFan
    1:07 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone else see what I see? I figured the first few players to transfer or declare for the draft were likely the “uncoachable” players Cal was talking about. Harrow and Goodwin were the problems this past season. They were uncoachable and thus, will move on. Cauley-Stein and Wiltjer are back and Poythress is still mulling. Use common sense, people. Cal is cleaning up the roster.



  117. Jughead
    1:08 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    He needs a manager now. And, he needs to delete his twitter account.



  118. Aja
    1:12 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Christmas in April.



  119. bbr
    1:18 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    “Archie has a life and high probability he will have a better one than you”
    I really don’t know if he will or not – that remains to be played out.
    But, Antwoine Walker made over 100 million dollars and he is broke today. The point being that making a couple of million dollars in two years in the NBA does not guarantee a good life.



  120. Bob Yadot
    1:19 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Now spend the summer learning how to finish with your left hand.



  121. Post the tweets
    1:21 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Post those crazy people. Have Drew Franklin out the losers. Let’s nip this in the bud now!!!



  122. Stickman
    1:27 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    You are at best some sort of demented stalker, and at worst a borderline sex offender, if you are religiously following and trying to communicate with these kids (or incoming recruits)on twitter.



  123. ILCatsFan
    1:35 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Playing basketball at Kentucky is a privilege, not a right. Goodwin chose UK, but UK also chose him. Cal could have taken another guard. The season was a failure, some players were deemed “uncoachable”, and now two players are gone before the Final Four is over. I wish every player who left UK the best in his future endeavors, but Goodwin leaves a bad taste in my mouth (i.e. Roderick Rhodes). At least Rhodes took us to the Elite 8 before losing to UNC. Goodwin lead us to the NIT and a first round NIT loss to Bob Morris! UK fans, like me, invest a lot of time and money into the program. Archie (with help, or lack there of) flat out didn’t get the job done. Pardon me if I don’t kiss his ass on the way out! These players are “kids” but they better get ready for the real world. If I performed at my job like Archie played at UK this past season, not listening to my boss and doing as I please, I would be fired immediately! If UK is going to be the gold standard of college basketball, we must be true fanatics. Fans that are smart, respectful, and encouraging, but also critical of players when they fail and walk away. By leaving after this season, Archie’s UK legacy will be as follows: uncoachable failure and quitter. It’s harsh, but it’s the truth and we all now it.



  124. Maxbps8
    1:38 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Amen, Archie! The BBN is behind you all the way. This is your decision and we back you up 100%. Anyone that says anything otherwise is an idiot and, therefore, not a KentuckY WildKat fan.



  125. CatFanGA
    1:38 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I would like to have seen Archie stay. However, his tweet sums up why it is a better decision for him to go. He is too into himself to make the kind of team contribution necessary for us to excelas a team, which means he would have probably seen a decrease in PT next year. Wish him the best of luck, but he may not be drafted until the second round and most likely will spend the first two years in the development league



  126. RICK
    1:45 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    GOOD LUCK ARCHIE



  127. inglorious bastard
    1:45 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    good riddens archie….dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out…..you were a cancer on the team anyway….have fun in the D-league



  128. Catlogic15
    1:49 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #109 Joe-Z If what you’re saying comes to fruition, I’ll bet he’ll be working the checkout right next to yours.



  129. jymbo
    1:50 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Good Luck Archie, I think you made the right choice for you. The NBA is not as much team oriented as College. I hope you work hard and do well.



  130. caveman
    1:58 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin good ridens. You have to be the most selfish basketball player to ever put on the blue and white. At least be honest about the reason why you left, its because you didn’t want to sit the bench which is exactly what you would have done. We are actually a better team without this little “kid.”

    BBN



  131. catsfan1965
    2:12 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Unlike most of the NBA stay/go decisions people debate, Goodwin actually had good reasons to stay. However, even without knowing all of the facts here, he also had good reasons to go to the NBA. Now the D-League is no joke and I would not be surprised if Goodwin flames out there, but I don’t understand why people seem to assume that another year or three of college is going to necessarily put Goodwin in a better situation. As a matter of fact, I have been looking at the top 20 HS recruits back to 2003 and there seems to be overwhelming evidence that the players that stayed fared worse than the players that left early. Admittedly, the ones that left early were the ones who proved themselves in college, but I see little evidence that the more disappointing highly rated HS recruits get a better outcome by staying in college. For instance, Joe Crawfod, was the #9 rated HS recruit by Rivals in 2003 (Goodwin was #12 in 2012). He stayed four years at UK and ended up being drafted #58 and played a total of 22 minutes in the NBA. Wouldn’t Crawford have been better off if he could have gone #20 in the 2004 NBA Draft. He would’ve had gotten more money and and he really couldn’t have had a much shorter NBA career. Goodwin will get a fat 1st round paycheck, get an admittedly long shot to prove he can play in the NBA the next couple of years and if he flames out in the D-League, he can play in Israel or Greece, or maybe even Italy or Spain. In any case, he has made his decision and, like every other player who has donned Kentucky blue, I wish him the best of luck.



  132. STEVE!
    2:22 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    128 – Catlogic, I’m pretty sure bagging groceries is well above Joe Z’s capabilities and pay grade.



  133. jake
    2:22 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a die hard kentucky fan but everyone should expect this to happen under calipari. Don’t show your anger by trashing a player who comes to kentucky and then leaves after a year, show them support!



  134. jake
    2:23 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    It is best for him because this draft is weaker and next years draft will probably be loaded!



  135. jimmy johns billy club
    2:35 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Archie will be fine 🙂 I’ll miss him, but he will be fine



  136. Katdaddy
    2:35 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    And we are blessed with you gone!



  137. Shannon
    2:43 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    If he wants to leave glad to see him go. He never appeared to be much of a team player anyway. He definitely could use another year and I think he will find the NBA much tougher and competitive than he realizes. He really epitomizes a player who came to UK just to use it as a stepping stone to the NBA, without any care at all about a college education. This truly violates the essence of college basketball. I don’t ahve a problem with recruiting the best players and understand them looking out for their best interest in leaving, but as a university their seems to be a line you must draw to protect the essence collegiate competition.Also, if a player only cares about his NBA future and not where hes at in the present it hurts the team. Thankfully, Goodwin appears to be the exception



  138. Winston
    2:44 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    An off season priority needs to be teaching these kids how to handle being at Kentucky. Outside of Nerlens, this group failed miserably at understanding UK. These little twitter rants are just a symptom of a larger problem.



  139. Shannon
    2:53 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #138 I couldn’t agree more.The current squad didn’t seem to be able to handle constructive criticism from the fans and the players are not going to stay off the internet. I believe a small class prior to the season adressing these issues, teaching the players not to get into internet confrontations with the fans (aka Stein),and also to show film of past UK teams and teach the history of the program especially since most won’t be there more than 1 or 2 years would be quite productive.



  140. Simple
    2:55 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Feel sorry for any adult who tweets anything but support to college students. Very sad.

    Also what #138 and #139 said.



  141. filbert
    3:12 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #69 Im with you on that! Stop blasting the kid and wave good bye with a smile on your face. Im wish him the best but he will learn from his mistakes…good or bad. Just hope he knows how to manage his money because he will not be making much for a few years anyway. If it wouldnt for a weak draft,he wouldnt even be mentioned! #CATFOREVER



  142. njCat
    3:20 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    No problem w/ Archie and all the others leaving after one year to follow their dreams. Just wish a few of them dreamed of winning a championship and getting their jersey’s in the rafters. Some day they’ll learn money isn’t everything and waiting a year or two would not have done them any harm.

    Sad.



  143. 1catmantoo
    3:32 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The few selfish fans not happy for you are not real UK fans. The real fans of the BBN only want what’s best for you. Congratulations and good luck. You’ll always be a part of the BBN. Go Cats!!!



  144. Lcat
    3:53 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Best of luck to you Archie. All UK fans love you and will be looking for you at the next level.You know the fans here are crazy-so just ignore the irrational ones. God speed



  145. Kentuckian
    4:03 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Glad Archie is opening a position for a Kentuckian who wants to play at UK for 4 years. I really am thrilled!!!



  146. Yoda
    4:09 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    143 – “You’ll always be part of the BBN”??? Really? So a player who quite literally used Calipari’s record of NBA draftees to get to the next stop will always be a member of Big Blue Nation? Really? A player who was selfish, immature, and out of control for over 75% of the year gets a free pass now?

    I think there’s a SERIOUS perspective issue on here with jokers who say that fans who think Archie would be better off staying “just want what’s best for us” instead of “what’s best for the player”. NO, WRONG. Archie would be MUCH BETTER OFF developing – IN COLLEGE – against next year’s Wildcats. His game would improve, and even if he had to stay 2 or – GASP – 3 more years, he’d be a better NBA player in the LONG RUN. Just taking a payday to toil away in the D-League is NOT what is best for the player. It’s the EASY DECISION. Life’s best decisions are usually hard.



  147. Mike
    4:33 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Just wish the NBA would take them straight out of high school and end this mess.Then those that are good enough and the ones who are chasing the money can do so.Good luck which ever option they choose.



  148. Wildcatsteeler
    5:25 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll pull for him just like I do any former UK player that’s in the NBA. Except Orton who screwed us by leaving class and hurting the team GPA. I think he has a bright future in the NBA. Gonna take a couple of years in the D league though to develop. He’s not ready for the NBA right now but he’ll get drafted and get paid to play. Much better than having to attend classes and listen to the scumbag-part of BBN slam you constantly.



  149. John
    5:59 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Imagine if you were ridiculed for taking a new job and getting paid handsomely for the decision by some clown hiding behind a twitter handle. Expose these fools for being losers. Good for you Archie. It’s your life buddy. Best of luck to you.



  150. bluecat
    6:29 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you Archie good luck in the next level . Wish you would have stayed longer but chase that dream and remember you’ll always be a wildcat good luck



  151. HackRichards
    6:42 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Watch that door on the way out.



  152. kd
    6:43 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Respect is a two way street.
    I’ll respect his decision and wish him luck, though I disagree with it.
    I’ll respect those who proclaim “once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!”, though I disagree.
    So why no respect for those who are glad he’s leaving, not just for HIS sake, but for the sake of the team?



  153. Got CAL?
    9:32 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I hope that Archie realizes that the fans of NBA teams have greater expectations than college fans. Any player their team pays millions of dollars to, they will expect you to earn it, or hear about it. And they will get personal. Good Luck



  154. Ateoff Rupp
    9:51 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    How can you have any meat if you wont eat your pudding



  155. nate
    5:23 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    if you get on these blogs and put Kentucky players down,,,,YOU ARE NOT A TRUE KENTUCKY FAN!!!!! he was a freshman,he wasn’t supposed to be micheal Jordan,when u get on blogs and be a troll it can turn future recruits off ,please use at least a little of your brain before u trash an 18 year old kid for playing a game!!!!!!!!! gl archie im a true uk fan and will always follow your career as I do all my former wildcats ,best of luck to you and may your future be bright……..