Archie Goodwin owns the dubious distinction as arguably the most intriguing prospect for this year’s NBA Draft. As the second-youngest player available in Thursday night’s NBA Draft on ESPN – Giannis Antetokounmpo out of Greece has Goodwin beat by a few months – Goodwin, theoretically, has plenty of time to capitalize on his unquestionable upside.
Though the rehab will continue for the foreseeable months, Noel’s hard work will pay off Thursday when he’s one of the first players – perhaps the very first – taken in the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The NBA Draft Combine is continuing Friday in Chicago, but the official measurements of everyone participating are in, including Kentucky’s two NBA Draft hopefuls, Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin.
Nerlens Noel is back atop Chad Ford’s NBA Draft “Big Board.”
While Noel may not be the best player in college basketball this year, I would argue he is one of the most valuable players in the country. In other words, if UK lost Noel tomorrow, how much would the Cats drop off? I’m not sure there are more than a few players whose loss would hurt their respective teams as much as Noel would to Kentucky.
Before we get to Wednesday night’s game against Eastern Michigan, a few items to go over on the Internet in case you’ve missed them.
Six Kentucky names were announced. Six dreams were realized. It turns out it was just another draft night in the John Calipari-Kentucky relationship. Headlined by the top two overall picks in the draft, Anthony Davis at No. 1 to New Orleans and Michael Kidd-Gilchrst at No. 2 to Charlotte, six Wildcats were selected in the […]
After watching his team get outrebounded, “outhustled” and “outworked” in the second half of doubleheader nightcap, a hot and irritated John Calipari said this letdown loss simply came down to toughness. One team (Baylor) had it. The other (Kentucky) didn’t.