2011 NBA Draft: Lakers Go Guard Heavy With First Two Picks, (No. 41) Darius Morris & (No. 46) Drew Goudelock

With the first two of their four second-round picks in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Lakers went guard heavy. Perhaps this is in response to general Mitch Kupchack's thoughts earlier tonight that Shannon Brown likely won't exercise his option to return next season. Call it a contingency plan, but the Lakers selected guards Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock with their first two picks.

Morris, picked at No. 41, is a 6-foot-4 point guard out of Michigan who played his high school ball at nearby Winward High School. Morris averaged 15.0 points, 6.7 assists, and 4.0 rebounds as a sophomore last season with the Wolverines. Morris called himself "a true point guard" in an interview last month with Draft Express:

With their No. 46 pick, the Lakers picked Goudelock, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard out of the College of Charleston. Goudelock's biggest attribute appears to be his shooting, as he shot 41.3% from three-point range in four years in Charleston. He averaged 23.7 points per game as a senior, won the Southern Conference Player of the Year, and became the school's all-time leading scorer last season/

Goudelock, per his Twitter feed, feels he should have been picked higher than .... overall:

same old story, ppl pass on me and i gotta prove them wrong...#life

For more news and information on the Lakers, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Silver Screen and Roll.

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