In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s injury on Friday the Lakers have officially signed Andrew Goudelock to help provide bench support for the end of the season. The team was waiting to finalize the details of the contract, but now, according to Lakers PR, it’s official.
Goudelock was initially drafted by the Lakers back in 2011 before being cut by the team this year and joining the NBA D-League.
Below is the official press release from the Lakers regarding the signing of Andrew Goudelock.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Andrew Goudelock, it was announced today.
In 51 games (all starts) with Sioux Falls and Rio Grande Valley of the NBA Development League this season, Goudelock averaged 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.16 steals in 36.9 minutes. Named NBA D-League Co-Player of the Month for March, he also earned back-to-back D-League Top Performer of the Week honors for games played 3/11-3/17 and 3/18-3/24.
Originally selected by the Lakers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, Goudelock appeared in 40 games with Los Angeles last season, averaging 4.4 points and 0.5 assists in 10.5 minutes. In six preseason games with the Lakers this season, he averaged 3.8 points and 0.8 assists in 7.7 minutes before being waived on October 27.
The 6-2 guard concluded his career at the College of Charleston ranked 39th on the NCAA Division I all-time scoring list. In four seasons with the Cougars, Goudelock averaged 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32.8 minutes and as a senior, earned AP All America Honorable Mention honors while ranking fourth nationally among NCAA Division I scoring leaders (23.7 ppg).