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Arkansas guard Archie Goodwin narrows his list

August 15, 2011

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Archie Goodwin, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior shooting guard from Sylvan Hills High in Little Rock, Ark., has narrowed his college basketball recruiting list to eight, Zagsblog.net reports.

Goodwin, who is Rivals.com’s No. 11-rated player nationally, has a list of Kansas University, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgetown, Kentucky, Memphis, Missouri and UConn.

He sliced Florida and Louisville from his most recent list of 10.

“I’m going to take some visits this fall, probably take a couple in September if I can,” he told Zagsblog. “But as far as a decision, it will probably come late (in April).”

Goodwin previously had told Zagsblog that Arkansas and Kentucky likely would be in his final five.

“Other than those two, the others are probably wide-open,” he said. “But I’m still giving everybody a fair chance, no matter what.”

As far as his ability, he said: “I think I’ll be a player that stands out at whatever school I go to just because of my work ethic and how much I bring to the game.”

Goodwin played this past summer for the Arkansas Wings AAU team. He was impressive at the Nike Peach Jam in mid July despite playing with a bulky brace on a left wrist that he dislocated.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal said, “Goodwin didn’t disappoint, scoring from all over the floor and wowing the crowd late in the game with a reverse dunk in which he took off from the right side of the rim, glided underneath the basket and jammed the ball on the other side. He didn't shoot particularly well, finishing at 38.3 percent (36-of-94) for the tournament, but was able to get to the rim almost effortlessly. His 45 free-throw attempts (he made 24) tied for the second-most.”

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