EuroCup Stepping Stones: Andrew Goudelock

Aug 17, 2020 by Print
EuroCup Stepping Stones: Andrew Goudelock

Andrew Goudelock will be remembered for a long time as one of the top scorers to play in Europe. The prolific guard still shares the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's single-game three-point shooting record, but he also dominated the 7DAYS EuroCup while winning the 2014 MVP award despite not grabbing the title. Goudelock starred in university basketball at College of Charleston, taking all-conference honors in three consecutive years. After being chosen in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, he split time in his first professional season between the team and its D League affiliate. He played for D League teams Sioux Falls and Rio Grande as well as Los Angeles in the NBA in the 2012-13 season, and in 2013, Goudelock moved to Europe and signed for UNICS Kazan to make his EuroCup debut.

EuroCup experience

Goudelock didn't waste any time showing what he could do, as he collected 22 points in Round 1 against Maccabi Haifa Bazan. Goudelock dominated the Israeli team again in Round 6 with 18 points and 5 assists for an index rating of 22 and followed that up with 22 points at Banvit Bandirma. For the regular season, Goudelock averaged 17.6 points, 1.6 rebound and 2.6 assists. Those numbers jumped to 18.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the Last 32, highlighted by his 27 points against Ostende and 25 points at Valencia. Goudelock showcased his outside shooting in the eighthfinals against CEZ Nymburk as he nailed 6 three-pointers in scoring a EuroCup season-high 36 points in Game 1. He added 29 points with 6 three-pointers in Game 2 as UNICS reached the quarterfinals, where he averaged 16.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals against Ankara Kolejliler. Goudelock did not slow down in the semifinals against Crvena Zvezda Belgrade as he tallied 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the 2011 EuroCup champion UNICS returned to the finals. Goudelock picked the worst time for his worst game of the season as he was held to 9 points and 1 assist and an index rating of -1 in Game 1 against Valencia – the only time he scored in single figures all season. He bounced back with 22 points in Game 2 but Valencia won the title. Even though he missed out on the EuroCup trophy, Goudelock did collect hardware in 2014, being named MVP of the season and topping the 2013-14 EuroCup First Team as he averaged 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and a 15.2 index rating.

What came after

Goudelock jumped to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for the 2014-15 season, starring for Fenerbahce Istanbul. Just two games into his debut EuroLeague season, Goudelock scored 27 points against PGE Turow Zgorzelec and then burned FC Bayern Munich for 34 points with 10 three-pointers and an index rating of 40. The 10 threes made set a single-game EuroLeague record, which has been matched twice since then. His 34 points tied for the second-most in a game that season and the 40 PIR tied for fourth in 2014-15. Goudelock was great all season, helping Fenerbahce reach the Final Four as he averaged 17.0 points, second in the league, 2.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists that season. That production garnered him a spot on the 2014-15 All-EuroLeague Second Team. Goudelock headed to China for the 2015-16 season, playing for Xinjiang Flying Tigers and finishing the season with Houston in the NBA. He returned to Europe for the 2016-17 campaign and played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, averaging 17.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists, ranking third in scoring. Goudelock moved to AX Armani Exchange Milan for 2017-18 and he tallied 12.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He also helped Milan win the 2018 Italian League crown, adding to his 2014 Russian Cup and 2017 Israeli Cup titles. Goudelock returned to China for 2018-19 and played for Shandong Golden Stars and then came back to Europe in January 2020 and ended up playing three EuroCup games for Umana Reyer Venice, collecting 6.3 points per game and helping the club win the 2020 Italian Cup.