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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Kentucky SG Archie Goodwin 06.21.13 at 5:47 am ET
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As part of WEEI.com’€™s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics when they make their lone selection at No. 16.

ARCHIE GOODWIN

Position: Shooting guard

School: Kentucky

Age: 18

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 198 pounds

Achievements: SEC All-Freshman Team (2013)

Key 2012-13 stats: 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists

What he brings: With a 6-foot-9 wingspan, Goodwin possesses great defensive potential that has SB Nation comparing him to Tony Allen. He was a very strong perimeter defender in college and can guard both guard positions due to his size and quickness. He averaged 1.1 steals per game last season.

Offensively, Goodwin has an elite first step and good ballhandling skills that helps him get around perimeter defenders. However, he struggles as an outside shooter, and only made 26.6 percent of his shots from 3-point range last season. Goodwin is young and is still growing as a player, but he is not a good shooter right now.

Notes: Goodwin led the SEC in free throw attempts with 212, although he made only 135 (63.7 percent). … He led Sylvan Hills High School to the Arkansas Class 5A state championship in 2012, earning tournament MVP honors in the process. He was named Gatorade Arkansas High School Player of the Year twice and was a member of the McDonald’€™s All-America team.

Recent articles:

Slam: Good to go: Kentucky-bound Archie Goodwin is ready to live up to the late-arriving hype

The Arkansas Leader: Coach backs Goodwin on NBA

Video: Here is a highlight video of Goodwin in a matchup against Vanderbilt last season.

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