The Phoenix Suns could use a scorer, someone who they can give the ball to and say, “go get us some points.” They’re hoping Archie Goodwin, who they nabbed with the 29th selection in Thursday’s draft, will be that player. Someday.
“I have a lot of room to grow, I’m only 18,” Goodwin said at his introductory press conference Friday.
The youngest American player in the draft pool, Goodwin comes to the Suns after averaging 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for Kentucky last year.
Known for having elite quickness and athleticism, the raw prospect is someone Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the team was targeting throughout the entire night.