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Archie Goodwin scores a career-high 29 points in win over the Kings

Photo Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

While the rest of us were watching Twitter for the latest updates on the players’ decisions, Archie Goodwin made them eat they feet in Sacramento, scoring 29 points in the Suns’ 104-99 win over the Kings. It was a career-high for Archie, who started the second half and scored 12 of those 29 points in the fourth quarter. The highlight? This ridiculous dunk:

Side note: Drew Franklin, currently on his California adventure, was in the stands. Does this make Drew Archie’s good luck charm?

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32 Comments for Archie Goodwin scores a career-high 29 points in win over the Kings



  1. Rixter
    10:57 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Who?



  2. Morehead Cat
    10:57 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    BURR



  3. CJTank74
    11:08 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Archie actually drove to the basket without charging!!! Good for him. Glad he’s having some success.



  4. ukbradstith
    11:09 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Goodwin was very under appreciated in his time at uk. He actually had a really good freshman season. He got called for charges that weren’t charges, and that doesn’t happen in the nba.



    • TimBuck
      11:26 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

      Kid wouldn’t pass the ball though



    • TheDon
      11:29 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

      Maybe he should have passed more, but who was he gonna pass to? Harrow? Polson? Noel on the bench? Poythress, Mays, Wiltjer, etc would only shoot if they found an open spot up shot. Lets face it, he was the only player on that team who could create his own shot. Even if he passed to the rest of em, odds are he gets it back later in the possession and its his job to make something happen again. Not saying he was perfect, but certainly not the best situation to try and make a 6’4″ SG learn to play PG.



    • Stay Calm, I'm Coming
      11:34 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

      I agree with TheDon. Also, if they had consistent shooting, he would have had more room to get to the hoop. He wasn’t perfect, don’t get me wrong. He did force the issue. I think he put a lot of pressure on himself.



    • Are we fans?
      11:48 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

      He was also 18 and a young 18. If I remember right one of the youngest in all of college basketball. If we can ever learn perspective, we would realize he wasn’t bad, he was very good but had some stuff to learn…



    • ukbradstith
      1:08 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

      It’s not as simple as just passing the ball. Like others mentioned, he didn’t have a lot of options, and the offense was designed for him to attack and finish first, pass second. You could literally hear cal telling him to do that.



  5. Jughead
    11:11 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Truthfully, he’s one Cat I’d like to kinda forget.



    • Marcus
      1:54 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

      Definitely, the team just wasn’t as strong



  6. ukbradstith
    11:12 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    I’d also say Goodwin was as good as either Harrison or young in his one year.



  7. bbn#1
    11:13 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    It’s funny Archie blows past and dunks on someone who was drafted way higher as well as projected to be an all-star



  8. Alamo_CatFan
    11:14 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Boogie would have had something to say about this



  9. Be Serious
    11:14 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    If he had played under the new rules it would have been perfect for him and don’t forget he was asked to play point guard and constantly told we would have someone to replace him eventually.



  10. Leslie
    11:22 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    I’m happy he is doing well. It wasn’t his fault he had to play point guard…at least he gave 100% every game.

    Congratulations Archie!



  11. hmm
    11:23 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    He still could have passed that ball lol



  12. TheDon
    11:31 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    He wasnt perfect, but he balled hard. Better than half of last years team.



  13. Hayley's quadriceps
    11:38 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    I have to admit I’m a little surprised at this news. Good for him, he gave us a lot of effort in his year at UK.



  14. Winston
    11:44 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Does the NBA give points for running backward down the lane?



  15. The Loco Pollo
    11:47 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Archie will be a very good NBA player. He’s the 2nd youngest guy in the league this year. Expect a bigger role for him next year.

    He drove us nuts at time, but that’s because he was tasked with doing too much without much help. Without him, last year would’ve been even worse.



  16. Mr. Bledsoe
    11:57 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Good to see Archie succeed and play to his potential. It was obvious that the team surrounding him, NOT Cal’s system, was just not a good fit for him. He had much more a NBA 2-guard style, and unfortunately, it didn’t mesh well with Ryan and Julius, which a much softer, NCAA-style front court. Hypothetically, I think Archie would have been excellent this past year. He seems like the type of player that benefits from being surrounded by athletic, fast-paced players.



  17. JohnWa11Dance
    11:58 am April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Mr. Consistent: Still falling down after he drives to the hoop. Every time…



    • R. Smith
      1:37 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

      you noticed that too?

      kid must have callouses on his hips from falling down so much

      but I’m glad he’s doing well. Its a year we’d like to forget but he played the game and was a good representative of Kentucky off the court.



  18. the_ghost_of_ronnie_lyons
    12:20 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Happy to see this kid having the opportunity to get the last laugh. As many others said, without hime last years team would have been blown out in most games. He wasn’t perfect, but brought it 100% every time out and was the youngest player in division 1. I know haters are gonna hate, but the grief this kid took, from his own “fans”, was ridiculous and shameful. That portion of our fan base is just intolerable to me……..



    • Agree with the ghost
      1:28 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

      Congrats to him! He left nothing in the tank, every game he left it all on the court! It was a tough situation he was in, same “fans” hated on the Harrisons this season. They make the real BBN look bad. Keep making eat they feet Archie!!



  19. bung
    2:25 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Archie’s team only lost 1 more game than this years team…



  20. KG
    3:51 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Great game by Archie. I’m all for him succeeding and becoming a star in the NBA. The kid got screwed by the NCAA refs more times than Hogan’s goat. Give em Hell Archie.



  21. Do whut?
    5:10 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

    The only folks surprised at Archie’s ability to perform at a high level in the NBA are the same goofballs that didn’t realize Rondo would be a monster in the league. Unfortunately that’s probably the bulk of BBN. Our fan base doesn’t have nearly the basketball knowledge it pats itself on the back for.



  22. GrumpyOldDude
    6:13 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

    Let’s not anoint him a “star” yet, people. He barely saw the light of day before and after Bledsoe returned and had his big night on the last day of the season against a team resting multiple starters with no center at all in the game. Yes, he shot well, but that game was minus any defense in the middle at all. 13 shots, one assist, that’s the Archie I remember……I do wish him luck.



  23. yvette
    6:32 pm April 17, 2014 Permalink

    I am happy for Archie! I loved his play while at UK! He was not appreciated here. He reminded me of Russ Smith. Wish he had stayed!