Found February 06, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. On the night of the 2011 NBA Draft, the Lakers used their second pick in the final round to choose sharp-shooting guard Andrew Goudelock from the College of Charleston. He was the nations fourth-leading collegiate scorer, averaging 23.4 points per game, and he averaged over 40 percent from behind the three-point line. His range on the floor was seemingly endless. Yet he wasnt quite sure hed be taken in either round. But once Mitch Kupchak called his name, he quickly showed another ability to talk...and talk...and talk. The voice coming out of the speakerphone on draft night at the Lakers practice facility was filled all at once with happiness, emotion and plenty of confidence. He said how pleased he was to prove the doubters wrong and get drafted out of a smaller school, especially by the Lakers. Then, he uttered the lines that would prove to be his mantra: I havent seen a shot I didnt think I could make. I have a lot of confidence and I will shoot the ball al...

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