LAKERS ASSIGN ANDREW GOUDELOCK AND MALCOLM THOMAS TO LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS

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

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.

Both players will be available to play for the D-Fenders tonight in their game against the Bakersfield Jam at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

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