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The First One Has Arrived

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After a lot of waiting, Kentucky finally has its first 2012 commitment.  Shooting guard Archie Goodwin has committed to Kentucky, according to ESPN’s Dave Telep.  Goodwin, rated as the nation’s #3 shooting guard by Scout.com, picked the Cats over Memphis and his home school, Arkansas.  You are free to celebrate, but keep some in the tank.  Goodwin told Telep that this is hopefully only the beginning, saying “Me committing will probably get the ball rolling for the rest of the class. It’s got to start somewhere.”

Proof:

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And what does Chris Walker, one of the class of 2013’s biggest stars think about Goodwin committing to the Cats?  He likes it.

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Article written by Thomas Beisner

91 Comments for The First One Has Arrived



  1. deepsouthfan
    11:58 pm September 20, 2011 Permalink

    YES!!!!!!!!



  2. Carlo
    11:59 pm September 20, 2011 Permalink

    Woohooo



  3. steviegotloose
    11:59 pm September 20, 2011 Permalink

    i approve.



  4. SuperTroy
    12:00 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    SWEET!! What a start!



  5. Beisners Bald Spot
    12:01 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    About damn time!



  6. tim
    12:01 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Just now checked KSR to see what’s up! Damn, great news!! Let them start rolling in! Welcome Archie!!!!!!!



  7. UK vs UF
    12:02 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Selling: UK vs UF 4th row tickets (2) and a parking pass (B3)
    Email Offers: [email protected]



  8. jodyray25
    12:02 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Um I guess he was the next wildcat to commit… See we told you so Archie.



  9. woofrickenhoooo
    12:03 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    WOOOOOOO-FRICKEN-HOOOOOOOOO!!!



  10. UK vs UF
    12:04 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Selling: UK vs UF 4th row tickets (2) and a parking pass (B3)
    Email: [email protected]



  11. visiting Louisville
    12:07 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    very nice.



  12. Cats4life
    12:10 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I just hope this doesn’t cause Shabazz to go elsewhere.



  13. Sexington
    12:14 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    When it comes to shabazz they can coexist and one in the hand is two in the bush



  14. Sexyrexy
    12:15 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Woo Pig Sooie



  15. Gossie21
    12:15 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Meh. He’s no Terry Rozier, that’s for sure.



  16. John L.
    12:16 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome to the fold young man!



  17. 44 Stitches
    12:16 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I’m in the same boat as #6! Funk wit it! Go Big Blue and that damn Archie BOY!!!!



  18. Jared
    12:16 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #10 Your gonna have to pay someone to take those tickets!!



  19. BBN
    12:17 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin made the best decision of his life. He’s going to become a part of one of the greatest traditions in sports and feel the love of the BBN!



  20. bigredbleedsblue
    12:18 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    What I like about this is that Goodwin will come to Madness and be in the ears of the other recruits. Glad to have you Archie. Sing those praises and welcome to the Big Blue Nation!!!



  21. John L.
    12:19 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    It’s time to start gettin’ shit right again.



  22. rizzo
    12:20 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Calipari strikes again



  23. Ohh Yeah
    12:22 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Finally some good news to make me feel better from Saturday.



  24. blitzedanddazed
    12:22 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I knew the opportunity for Goodwin to be the first player named “Archie” in UK Basketball History was to much for him to pass up. “Do The Tighten Up”



  25. rizzo
    12:23 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    …and the dynasty continues



  26. Thick Rick
    12:25 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    From this moment on, Archie, you will forever be a son to a state, a hero to thousands, and praised even if you fail. Your life, from this moment, has changed and you will forever have the support of an entire state. Today is the most important day of your life. You are forever Blue! Go Cats! Welcome Archie!



  27. Chris
    12:28 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #26. I’d ask Saul Smith about the “praised even if you fail” part. We can be tough to please at times.



  28. Justified
    12:31 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    If you don’t know by now, I am drunk, but never-the-less excited that we finally have one of our (yeah, some of us old farts actually remember, when sober) favorite comic book namesakes as our most recent Cat. I read and hear that this dude is really good too, which is a plus, and some “sources” say he is the key to the pieces falling into place for another (yawn) top recruiting class. Now, if Cal can land a player we can call “Jughead”, and throw in a couple members from “Fat Albert’s Gang”, maybe, just maybe, everyone will forget the “serious” comic books and that we have a football coach named “Joker”……
    Unless and until a post football game reporter is asked by said coach “Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moon light?”……until then, Matt Jones should put on white face paint and red lipstick for all post game reports…..unless he actually does this already, which in case, disregard previous typed words as Gotham and Harlan has far worse things to worry about…(but “Mags” did win an award).



  29. BigCatsFan
    12:35 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hmmmmm….#27…are you really comparing Archie Goodwin and Saul Smith………..LMFAO….!!!!!



  30. Realist
    12:39 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #29 I didn’t read that in the comment…



  31. Justified
    12:41 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Dude trying to sell football tickets in a comments section about the best recruit for Cal’s b-ball system, I got two words for you:
    They Cheap?, They Free?, You Drunk?, I Am, Stub Hub?, How Much?, You Drunk?, I Am, UMust Be.



  32. Cking98
    1:03 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Whew!! Archie had me worried!! Now if we get Ellis tomorrow it’s on! It will be interesting to see if we still get Shabazz!



  33. UKGoBigBlue
    1:07 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    In the words of one Coach Cal: KABOOM



  34. ILCatsFan
    1:08 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Cal, you son of a b***h, good show! The man can flat out recruit! Just imagine what number 8 in April is gonna do for him!



  35. SagaciousMind
    1:26 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Shabazz and Archie have talked about playin together. Just like Shabazz has with Kyle Anderson. It will be interesting to see Shabazz’s recruitment play out now. But you know Archie will be all in his ear come Madness. As for Ellis tomorrow, I will literally be shocked if he commits. It’s like someone said on another site, if he was committing in the spring it would be likely. But I doubt he is gonna play his senior year of ball in Kansas committed to Kentucky. The kid will catch hell. But, if he’s smart, he will come to UK! Go Cats!



  36. No dancing allowed!
    1:29 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    play w/ the beast and get Shabazz



  37. Han
    2:32 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Here’s hoping Goodwin’s right and the dominoes start falling, especially the ones that fall to UK.



  38. Calipari'sInYourEar
    2:34 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome to Camelot Archie Goowin!

    I wonder if Calipari is looking overseas for the next Enes Kanter (being that if he could land a fish like that which could stick it would be twice as good as the best big man you usually can grab from high school). To qualify my statement, think of how developed kanter was… pro style shooting capability and nose for the ball. Motor that won’t quit.

    McGary would be a nice addition though.



  39. Buckets
    2:39 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    FINALLY, some good news after the football BS we have to continually put up with! I am not watching Kentucky football again this season. Sick of the awful play calling that is typical for a high school team.

    Welcome, Archie! Can basketball season start tomorrow? #UK=allhoopsallthetime



  40. Buckets
    2:43 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    7 – I’d buy those football tickets just to wipe my arse with them. I’d rather watch a high school team than UK, which runs the same offense as high school teams: run up the middle, draw, 3-yard out, run up the middle, run up the middle, draw…



  41. Cat Lady
    2:51 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    You will look good in blue, Archie! Welcome to the Big Blue Nation!!



  42. Calipari'sInYourEar
    2:55 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Now that we have the bandwagon fans vocally saying they won’t watch KY football again this season, I can finally get a decent and affordable ticket to sit and watch my cats grow.

    Thanks bandwagoners!



  43. UKGoBigBlue
    3:44 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    KABOOM



  44. Tim in Korea
    4:02 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I’m giddy. Who’s next?



  45. SeoulCat
    4:34 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Great, GREAT news!
    Smart decision by a young man who will carry the torch at Point Guard U.
    Shabazz, you’re on the clock, buddy. You’re going to be a top pick in the draft no matter where you decide to take your services, but if winning means anything to you, if you want to play for championships, then there’s only one choice: U of K.



  46. Calipari'sInYourEar
    4:45 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Perry Ellis is on the clock SeoulCat.

    Shabazz just has to decide if he wants a national championship during his one year in college (and to surround himself with the best talent).



  47. Delk4three00
    6:44 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hell yeah! Crazy how basketball makes you forget everything…



  48. SexnNursinHomes
    6:44 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    well, this was some news to wake up to.



  49. tdogg4033011
    6:47 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    48) thats what I’m talkin bout !!!



  50. barn
    6:50 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    rivals now has him listed as #2 shooting guard in his class of ’12



  51. SexnNursinHomes
    6:58 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    49- tdogg, its kinda like popping a big ass zit and the feeling you get when you see it squirt on the mirror. that’s an awesome feeling.



  52. tdogg4033011
    7:03 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    51) not so sure I’d compare it to that ….. lol, but whatever makes ya feel good
    buddy !!!



  53. Enes
    7:04 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Perry Ellis has chosen KU, but I’d say who cares, he didn’t progress like expected and isn’t even top 30. Sorry, that’s our cut-off line, haters.



  54. SexnNursinHomes
    7:04 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    52- hahaha, CATS!!!!



  55. the truth
    7:09 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Well, our next class just surpassed anything uofl can / will do. Glad we got Cal and glad uofl has the twerp…



  56. Hosscatt
    7:11 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Fave player in the class! Congrats Archie!

    Time for Poythress to announce for BBN!



  57. dano
    7:33 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    We could have had Rozier (better than Wall), but all we got was Goodwin. LMAO. Add Poythress, Muhammad and Coleman. Do we still have a shot at McGary? Maybe Cal should take Gary Harris too, just to spite The Quick One.



  58. Buzzer Beater
    7:37 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I like the name, GOOD-WIN!



  59. Tom Handy
    7:38 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Great news! Come on aboard Mr Ellis…..



  60. tdr76
    7:44 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Great to have him on board!!!



  61. CATastrophe
    7:55 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Chris walker also tweeted:” I see @phenom15balla(shabazz) @Kentucky for some reason.”



  62. DollyPartonsTaTa's
    7:59 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN Mr. Goodwin!……..SCREW FOOTBALL!



  63. DollyPartonsTaTa's
    8:04 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN Mr. Goodwin!…SCREW FOOTBALL!!!



  64. T.J.
    8:08 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    #Yessirr



  65. Calapari
    8:20 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I told you all to quit worrying!



  66. Rusty Shackleford
    8:26 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    42) – You’re very welcome. Me…I’d rather watch from home and save my money for something that entertains me rather than make me want to hang myself in the basement.



  67. TreyDay
    8:31 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone that is worried about Shabazz needs to remember Wall and Bledsoe and how they flourished under the dribble drive. No reason why Archie and Shabazz can’t do the same.



  68. Morgan Newton SUCKS!!!
    8:34 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    This is awesome news!!!!!! What a great way to wake up in the morning.

    Welcome to UK Archie. You’re gonna love it here!!

    GO BLUE



  69. GREAT morning surprise!
    8:35 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Like 48 said, that’s something to wake up to. To me it falls into a catagory that you wake up one morning with your gorgeous Girl friend of 1 month, only to find out she has a twin sister…..and they love to share EVERYTHING!



  70. Al's IndiCats
    8:37 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    (In an Edith Bunker voice) Welcome to the BBN AWCHIE! You will definately be loved



  71. Holden McGroin
    8:44 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    good news, hopefully more to follow soon



  72. Holden McGroin
    8:46 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    good way to start the day!



  73. MemphisCat
    8:50 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Glad it happened, congrats to us.



  74. FU of LOL
    8:50 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Thank god basketball is almost here. I seriously am done with Kentucky football, at least for this year.



  75. bhamilton
    8:51 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Best news of the week. Welcome to UK Archie!……….beginning of #9 banner?



  76. jeb
    8:55 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Hopefully Archie slipped in his commitment so he would be first, before Perry Ellis commits this afternoon!



  77. UKHoopshysteria
    9:02 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    With the post players still available in the 2012 class we won’t be getting Ellis. He is gonna stay close to home and play. Good thing is we are going to get a higher ranked/skilled recruit (Proythess)



  78. catcrawler
    9:08 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    VERY HAPPY, but not surprised… the best players want to belong to the best programs.



  79. UKHoopshysteria
    9:08 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome Archie! Much love from your new BBN family



  80. really
    9:14 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    really wanted Archie ! good news for sure, time to start lining up the recruits …2:45 tick, tick, tick…Perry Ellis you’re next



  81. Blue in Arkansas
    9:18 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    great news to wake up to!!! not only is Mr. Goodwin a Wildcat, but this pisses off the pig people I have to deal with on a daily basis to no end!!! Congrats Archie and congrats Coach Cal!! now let’s hope I don’t get killed by one of the pig people for wearing my UK hoodie



  82. rick pitino
    9:20 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Big deal. He is just one 5 star. I will land 3 or 4 – 1 stars. Hell, I will probable throw in a couple ‘no stars’ to go with the others. Cause we all know half of the class will never suit up for uofl.



  83. Bruce Pearl/Jesus
    9:29 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    I would have got this kid if I was still allowed to coach.



  84. rickyp
    9:32 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Great “business” decision Farchie…



  85. Kycat
    9:40 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Ellis will probably end up at KU by all accounts. That makes Poythress more likely to come to UK, which is not a bad thing. I will be just as happy with Poythress as I would with Ellis.



  86. ATB (Always True Blue)
    9:57 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome Archie, I was hoping for this committment. I hope Ellis is next. We are going to have alot of roster spots open for next season and need to fill them.

    Go Cats!!!!



  87. fresh prince of adair
    10:14 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    happy to have him in the fam….may he find a second home and reach his dreams.



  88. Alex
    10:29 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Never doubt Cal, GREAT START!!



  89. Jones Returns
    11:00 am September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Dancing around…YEAAAAAAHHH!



  90. skipholtz Says:
    12:26 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    Golden Arches



  91. Iknowsomething
    1:07 pm September 21, 2011 Permalink

    He needs more twitter followers @A1Laflare10 and some Razorback twitter ppl are giving him a rough time. Let’s give him a nice welcome!