Lakers Sign Draft Picks Morris, Goudelock
The Lakers signed rookie guards Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock, it was announced on Monday. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.
Morris, selected by the Lakers in the second round (41st overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, appeared in 67 games (53 starts) in two seasons at the University of Michigan, averaging 9.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists. The 51st Wolverine to be drafted into the NBA, Morris was an All-Big Ten Third Team selection last season as well as just the third player in Michigan history to record a triple-double (12 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) 1/30/11 vs. Iowa.
The first Wolverine to lead the Big Ten in assists since Gary Grant in 1988, Morris set a U-of-M record for assists in a single season (235) last year while leading the team to an eight seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Goudelock, selected by the Lakers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, 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.
The all-time leading scorer in College of Charleston history (2,571) and third all-time in Southern Conference history, Goudelock became the 62nd player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history to record 2,500 career points and ranks 39th all-time in career scoring. As a senior, he averaged 23.7 points, ranking fourth nationally among NCAA Division I scoring leaders while earning All-America honorable mention honors from The Associated Press.