Suns move up to No. 29, pick Kentucky G Goodwin
The Phoenix Suns traded up a spot to No. 29 with their second first-round pick in the NBA draft, selecting 18-year-old guard Archie Goodwin of Kentucky.
The Suns see the 6-foot-5 Goodwin as a point guard. He led Kentucky in scoring at 14.1 points per game but shot just 36 percent in his only season with the Wildcats.
A Parade and McDonald's All-America at Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Ark., Goodwin was second on the team in assists (2.7 per game) and steals (1.1) per game. His 466 points ranked 10th among all freshmen in Kentucky history.
To get the 29th pick, Phoenix traded the 30th selection to Golden State.