Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer will return to the Kentucky program for the 2013-14 season, but…
Goodwin's faith rewarded with 1st-round pick
The Kentucky guard surprised many when he entered his name in the NBA Draft coming off an inconsistent freshman season with the Wildcats, but he reached his goal of being a first-round pick when he was taken No. 29 in a selection that was sent to the Phoenix Suns.
The pick was originally owned by Oklahoma City, but was included as part of a deal that first sent Goodwin to Golden State and then on to Phoenix.
The 6-foot-5 Goodwin started all 33 games for UK last season and led the Wildcats with a 14.1 scoring average. His size and athleticism made him an attractive NBA prospect despite inconsistent shooting (44 percent FG, 27 percent 3PFG) and turnover issues during his time at UK.
Goodwin's selection gives John Calipari 13 first-round picks since arriving in Lexington in 2009. Earlier on Thursday, UK freshman center Nerlens Noel was taken No. 6 overall by New Orleans and traded to Philadelphia.
AllWildcats.com Recommended Stories
Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time TD Record
Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…Read More
LenDale White escorted out of the Coliseum
Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.Read More
AP Poll Week Eight
Mississippi State stays No. 1 after the bye week and Florida State is still No. 2 this week...Read More
5 Tips for Deer Hunting Over Feeders
As an avid whitetail enthusiast sitting in a blind watching over a wildlife feeder, I believe you can benefit from these tipsRead More
Keith “Catman” Sutton’s guide to catching blue catfish all year long.Read More