Goudelock top SoCon male athlete
Basketball star Andrew Goudelock has added yet another honor to his long list of accomplishments at the College of Charleston. The Southern Conference announced Tuesday that Goudelock is the league's male athlete of the year.
Goudelock and Furman tennis star Monica Arguello, the female athlete of the year, will be honored tonight at the Charleston Marriott, where the conference is holding its annual meetings this week.
Goudelock has been on a whirlwind tour working out for various teams in anticipation of the NBA draft on June 23. Most draft projections have him being selected in the second round.
"It's going well. I've been traveling all around, going to a lot of great places," Goudelock said from Los Angeles on Tuesday. "I'm playing well, shooting the ball well. About every team has said they like me. I've performed well against these other guys. It's tiring, but it's worth it. It's been a good experience for me."
Goudelock worked out with the Lakers on Tuesday and said he was catching a flight to Charleston for tonight's event before heading to San Antonio for a workout with the Spurs on Thursday.
"It's a prestigious award," Goudelock said. "It's not something you think will ever happen with all the players in the SoCon. When I found out, I was
really happy. I'm very excited about the honor."
A prolific 3-point shooter who connected on more than 40 percent of his attempts last season, Goudelock finished as the school's career scoring leader with 2,571 points, third all time in the Southern Conference.
He is 39th all-time in scoring in NCAA history.
Goudelock led the league in scoring with 23.7 points and game and scored his career high of 39 in a National Invitation Tournament win over Dayton.
Goudelock won the national 3-Point Shooting Championship this year and was an honorable mention selection on the Associated Press All-America team.
"It's wonderful. He's most deserving," College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins said. "He did incredible things. He became a national figure in the race for the scoring championship. He gave us a lot of national exposure."