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Lakers take a forward and a center with final two second-round picks

June 23, 2011 |  9:08 pm

Ater-majok_200 The Lakers finished their draft by taking forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum of Nigeria with the 56th pick and center Ater Majok with the 58th pick Thursday.

Maduabum, listed at 6 feet 9, is from Nigeria and played three games last season with Bakersfield of the Development League, averaging 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds.

Majok, listed at 6 feet 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.

The Lakers took point guards with the 41st and 46th picks, selecting Darius Morris of Michigan and Andrew Goudelock of College of Charleston. The Lakers had them ranked on their draft board at 19th and 20th overall, respectively.

Morris, listed at 6-3, set a school record with 235 assists last season as a sophomore and was fifth in the nation in assists by average 6.7. He was third-team All-Big Ten Conference. Morris attended Windward High in West Los Angeles.

Goudelock, also listed at 6-3, was Charleston's all-time scoring leader (2,571 points) and was fourth on the school career list with 424 assists. He was the Southern Conference player of the year as a senior.

--Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Ater Majok. Credit: University of Connecticut


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