Nerlens Noel still sits atop ESPN’s Chad Ford’s latest NBA Big Board of draft prospects, but the other Cat in the draft is slipping. Ford ranks Archie Goodwin at #31, nine spots down from where he was when the board was updated a few weeks ago.
A week ago, Ford told the Herald-Leader that Archie’s stock was slipping because of GM’s concerns about his jump shot and lack of strength in the lane. Of the four UK freshman who contemplated going to the draft, Ford said that GMs and scouts thought he needed another year of college the most.
On the other hand, Ford says that so far, only two players in his Top 30 prospects are returning to school: Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress. Wait…I thought Calipari was supposed to be against all that?
Just make them swallow they feet, Archie.