LAKERS RECALL ANDREW GOUDELOCK AND MALCOLM THOMAS FROM THE D-FENDERS

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have recalled guard Andrew Goudelock and forward Malcolm Thomas from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Goudelock and Thomas were assigned to the D-Fenders yesterday, December 17 and played in last night’s 96-68 victory over the Bakersfield Jam at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

In their debut with the D-Fenders, Goudelock recorded a game-high 24 points and 7 assists in 47 minutes of play while Thomas tallied 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 38 minutes.

Selected by the Lakers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, Goudelock appeared in 140 games (124 starts) in four seasons at the College of Charleston, averaging 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists. As a senior, Goudelock averaged 23.7 points, ranking fourth nationally among NCAA Division I scoring leaders.

Signed to the Lakers training camp roster on December 13, Thomas, a 6-9 forward out of San Diego State, helped lead the Aztecs to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance last season, averaging 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.02 blocks in 30.4 minutes. After just two seasons at San Diego State, Thomas concluded his career with the Aztecs as the school’s second leading shot blocker of all-time while ranking eighth all-time in both rebound average and field goal percentage.