Cowbell Kingdom Prospect Profile: Local Boys, Andrew Goudelock and Co.

Left: Mark Payne, Right: Kevin Galloway

Two local kids were the center of attention for media at today’s draft workout at the Kings practice facility.  But it was Andrew Goudelock of Charleston who stood out of the final group of six to come through Sacramento.  Along with Goudelock was Sacramento’s Kevin Galloway of Texas Southern and Stockton’s Mark Payne of UC Davis.   Also participating was Spanish small forward Xavi Rabaseda and guards Jacob Pullen of Kansas State and Julyan Stone of UTEP.  Goudelock has a chance of being drafted as a late first to second round pick, but the rest of these prospects are fighting for their basketball lives.

Videos and analysis after the jump.

Guards

Andrew Goudelock – College of Charleston

Goudelock is an impressive shooter and scorer, averaging 40.7 percent shooting from distance on a whopping 8.7 attempts per game, leading to 23.7 points per game as a senior. Although known for his scoring, Goudelock kicked in 4.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Measurements:

  • Height:  6′-1″ w/o shoes; N/A w/ shoes.
  • Weight:  200-pounds; N/A body fat.
  • Wingspan:  6′-4.5″
  • Standing Reach:  8′-0″

Testing:

  • Vertical:  30.0″ no step vert.; N/A max vert.
  • Strength: N/A.
  • Agility Drills: Lane agility- 11.32 seconds; 3/4 court sprint- 3.15 seconds.

Thoughts on Andrew Goudelock:

There was a lot to like here.  Goudelock was the star of the workout, scoring all over Pullen, both inside and out.  He has a quick first step, good size, and the ability to post-up and score down low.  If the Kings are looking for a skilled scorer, Goudelock might come into play at no. 35.  On the defensive end, he held his own against Pullen, doing a nice job of staying in front of the much smaller player.

Jacob Pullen – Kansas State

Yet another score-first point guard prospect, Pullen put up 20.2 points per game as a senior at K-State.  Like Goudelock, Pullen was a high volume three point shooter, averaging just under seven attempts per game while hitting on 38 percent of those shots. 

No Advanced Measurements Available:

  • Height: 6′-0″
  • Weight: 200-pounds

Thoughts on Jacob Pullen:

Pullen looked no where near 6′-0″ tall and Goudelock gave him fits from start to finish.  Unfortunately, Pullen went down late in the workout with a non-contact knee injury and had to be helped off the floor by the Kings training staff.

Julyan Stone – UTEP

The Kings could be looking for scoring point guards and wing defenders with their two second round picks.  Stone had a very uninspiring offensive career at UTEP, averaging a career high 8.5 points per games his senior year in 36 minutes of action.  With shoes, Stone is around 6′-6″ with a 6′-9.5″ wingspan which fits the mold of the other players the Kings have brought in recently for workouts.

Measurements:

  • Height:  6′-5″ w/o shoes; N/A w/ shoes.
  • Weight:  200-pounds; N/A body fat.
  • Wingspan:  6′-9.5″
  • Standing Reach:  8′-5.5″

Testing:

  • Vertical: 30.5″ no step vert; N/A max vert.
  • Strength: N/A.
  • Agility Drills: Lane agility- 11.92; 3/4 court sprint- 3.26 seconds.

Thoughts on Julyan Stone:

Move along folks, nothing to see here.  Stone did nothing to distinguish himself from the competition and although he is long, his game needs a lot of seasoning.

Kevin Galloway – Texas Southern

Kevin Galloway transferred colleges three times in five years, giving up two whole seasons in the process.  If it’s any consolation, Galloway had to sit out two seasons in their entirety because of NCAA transfer rules.  It wasn’t until his final college season that Galloway found major minutes, averaging 10.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists.  The Sacramento product had to show something special in today’s workout to make his hometown team interested come Thursday.

No Advanced Measurements Available:

  • Height: 6′-7″
  • Weight: 215-pounds

Thoughts on Kevin Galloway:

Local kid made good.  Galloway was able to do a few good things on both ends of the floor, but nothing to get overly excited about.  The local media was all over Galloway at the end of the workout and honestly, he was a very good interview.  I don’t expect to hear his name get called on Thursday evening, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Galloway got a training camp invite from an NBA team.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmLxwwryy_E

Xavier Rabaseda – Spain

Rabaseda is a mystery player that spent last season playing for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the European ACB league.  His numbers are spotty at best but that seems to be the case for many young European league players so we will hold judgement until we see him in person.

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′-4.77″ w/o shoes; 6’-6.35″ w/ shoes.
  • Weight: 201-pounds; N/A body fat.
  • Wingspan: 6′-7.13″
  • Standing Reach: 8′-7.15″

Testing:

  • Vertical: 24.0″ no step vert; 35.0″ max vert.
  • Strength: N/A.
  • Agility Drills: Lane agility- N/A; 3/4 court sprint- N/A.

Thoughts on Xavier Rabaseda:

Now he is an interesting prospect.  The smooth-shooting Rabaseda looked confident as he dropped one jumper after another.  He has good size and most likely projects as a shooting guard in the NBA.  If Rabaseda makes it to no. 60, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Sacramento select him and keep him in Europe for another season or two.  Shooters like this don’t grow on trees and stashing him for a later date seems like a good risk reward pick.

Mark Payne – UC Davis

Another local kid, this time from Stockton.  After red-shirting his freshmen year, Payne spent the last four seasons playing the point at UC Davis.  Percentage-wise, he shot extremely well during his career at Davis.  But it remains to be seen how he might fair against much stiffer competition.

Measurements:

  • Height:  6′-5.5″ w/o shoes; N/A w/ shoes.
  • Weight:  206-pounds; N/A body fat.
  • Wingspan:  6′-5.5″
  • Standing Reach:  8′-3.5″

Testing:

  • Vertical: 29.5″ no step vert; N/A max vert.
  • Strength: N/A.
  • Agility Drills: Lane agility- 12.11; 3/4 court sprint- 3.34 seconds.

Thoughts on Mark Payne: (From Jonathan Santiago)

(Note: James asked me to assess Payne since I’m more familiar with the Stockton product’s game.  Being from Davis, I’ve watched Payne play on occasion at Hamilton Court)

He is not a great shooter.  Payne did make solid strides going into his junior season to improve that aspect of his game.   But in today’s workout, it still looked weak, as he missed a few shots off the dribble.  Defensively, he looked decent.  He didn’t get blown by the men he was guarding, which is a good sign considering the inferior competition he played in the Big West Conference.  Payne’s passing is probably the strongest aspect of his game, but he didn’t get a chance to showcase much of that from what I saw of the workout scrimmage.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCiME2Lpqg

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James Ham is co-owner and senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".