2012-13 COLLEGE STATS
- Long, athletic wing
- Smooth athlete
- Can score from anywhere
- Excellent penetrator/finisher at the basket
- Very good ball handling skills
- Competitive, unselfish player
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AROUND THE WEB
Apr 1 Update: Goodwin announced on Monday that he will declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. Goodwin came into the season ranked as a potential lottery pick. He has great speed and is fearless taking it to the rack. Early in the season, Kentucky head coach John Calipari compared him a young Russell Westbrook. However, Goodwin's faults began to eclipse his strengths as the season wore on. His shot selection could be atrocious, his jump shot was flat and he struggled with toughness on both sides of the ball. He's now projected as a mid to late first-round pick. The upside is there, but teams will have to be patient with him.
Goodwin is an excellent NBA prospect from a physical perspective, standing around 6'5 in shoes with a massive 6'10 wingspan and a developing 198-pound frame. Additionally, he is an explosive athlete around the basket, quick in both transition and off-the-dribble. Simply put, Goodwin has the physical profile of an NBA shooting guard with athleticism and length that will allow him to compensate for any height deficiencies at the next level once his frame fills out.
His prospects are less sure when analyzing his performance on the offensive end of the floor. As an 18-year-old freshman, one of the youngest players in college basketball, Goodwin played a significant role for the 21-12 Wildcats, commanding a team high 27.5% (by a wide margin) of Kentucky's overall possessions and scoring a solid 17.4 points per 40 minutes pace adjusted. Furthermore, he was at his best against Kentucky's best competition, posting solid scoring numbers in early-season contests against Louisville, Duke, Baylor, and Maryland.