Archie Goodwin Declares For NBA Draft

04/01/2013 10:32 AM

Breaking news from Lexington: UK freshman guard Archie Goodwin has declared for the NBA Draft but has not signed with an agent. However, freshman center Willie Cauley-Stein will return. No word on Alex Poythress yet.

John Calipari released the following statement on Goodwin: “Although I really wanted Archie to return for his sophomore season, I fully support him choosing to pursue his dreams. He has the drive and desire to be great and I will continue to do everything I can to make sure he succeeds in life both on and off the court.”

Archie said of his declaration, “This is something I’ve dreamed about my entire life and I feel like the opportunity is there for me to play at the next level. I will stay in Lexington to finish my schoolwork this semester before continuing to pursue my dream. I’ve loved my time at UK and want to thank Coach Cal, the staff and my teammates for helping me get where I am. I especially want to thank the Big Blue Nation for all their support.”

On Cauley-Stein and Wiltjer returning, Calipari said ““I’m excited that Willie and Kyle have decided to return for next season,” Calipari said. “When we talk about a players-first program, our goal is for each player to reach his dreams. Willie and Kyle believe it is in their best interest to return to Kentucky next season to achieve those dreams, and I fully support their decisions. I believe, with another year of hard work and competition, they all can take their games to the next level. I look forward to seeing them all grow into young men.”

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