April 08, 2013
Consider him delusional if you want. His words, not mine.
Following Kentucky's NIT loss to Robert Morris, Archie Goodwin said he -- and anyone else on the Wildcats -- would be "delusional" to leave for the NBA after this season.
His teammates can't be labeled that way, not after they all -- Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer -- decided to return for another year.
Goodwin, however, entered his name in the NBA Draft and signed autographs on Saturday, ending his eligibility.
"I talked to my family and guys that I really value their opinion, my heart was telling me to leave," he told Lex18. "I felt like I did what I needed to do here. We might not have had the season that we wanted to have but I think I did enough to where I felt comfortable enough to leave."
Goodwin said the incoming recruiting class, which features three top-ranked backcourt players, didn't factor into his decision.
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