Lakers introduce second-round draft picks
All three of the Lakers' second-round draft picks played in a scrimmage Tuesday at the team's practice facility against other NBA free agents, giving the threesome a chance to perform in front of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and new coach Mike Brown.
After the scrimmage, guards Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock and forward Ater Majok were introduced to the media, all of them saying how happy they were to be with the Lakers.
Morris, a local product from Windward High in Los Angeles, was taken with the 41st pick by the Lakers out of Michigan.
"There is a great opportunity here for me,' said Morris, a 6-4 point guard. "I'm just ready to capitalize on it."
Goudelock was taken with the 46th pick out of the College of Charleston.
He's a 6-3 combo gaurd, meaning he has the skills to play point and shooting guard.
"I look forward to the opportunity," Goudelock said.
Majok was taken with the 58th pick.
Majok, listed at 6-10, is from Sudan and abruptly left the University of Connecticut last September. He averaged 2.3 points and three rebounds in 26 games with the Huskies before leaving after one season to play professionally in Turkey and Australia.
-- Broderick Turner
Photo: Darius Morris, left, Ater Major and Andrew Goudelock. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press