On To The Next One: Andrew Goudelock
After one professional season in the NBA, former College of Charleston and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock has changed his representation. Goudelock had been represented by Austin Walton of Walton Sports Management Group since leaving school. He will now be represented by Andrew Vye of ASM Sports.
After learning that Goudelock left Walton for ASM Sports, I spoke with Walton, who sounded as if he has accepted Goudelock’s decision, wishes him the best, but will not let the change affect his practice. “I love Drew; he’s a great kid and I believe in him 100%,” said Walton to SportsAgentBlog.com. “I think that he will have a ten year career in the NBA. Ultimately, his family wanted to make a change and that is the nature of the business. I’m very proud of what we accomplished for Drew. He was originally not projected on a single mock draft his entire collegiate career, not even in the top 100, and I was able to get him drafted at #46 to the Lakers. He had the most individual team workouts of any player in the draft that year with 19, including the Combine and New Jersey mega workout. I was also able to secure him a feature on SportsCenter, procure a shoe deal with Peak, and a trading card deal with Panini America. He is a great kid and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
[Related: Interview with the Agent: Austin Walton]
Goudelock signed a one-year contract, with the Lakers having an option to keep him for the 2012-13 season, after being selected in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. If the Lakers choose to retain Goudelock for this coming season, he will get paid $762,195, and Walton will be entitled to the commission on that salary.