Mar 20, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Belmont Bruins guard Ian Clark (21) smiles as he answers a question during the press conference the day before the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz: Jazz Sign Summer League MVP

Jazz Sign Summer League MVP

Broox Anderson

RICHFIELD, UT—12:06 PM—Oh how ironic, Ian Clark (above) takes questions at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City before the second round of the NCAA tournament this past year. An undrafted product out of Belmont, Clark raised collective NBA brows at his stellar Summer League play. Little did he know, he would wind up there in his rookie season.

He torched the Jazz in Orlando SL, playing for Miami’s squad, going for 15 points on 5-9 FGs (3-4 3P) and 3 rebounds off the bench in his first Summer League game. He went on to average 16.4 points and 2.2 steals to lead his team in the Orlando Summer League.

Switching to the bigger Las Vegas Summer League, Clark upped his game even more while switching teams and landing on the Warriors’ squad. The Dubs made it to the Summer League championship, where Ian Clark went off for 33 points on 12-19 FGs (7-10 3P). He also contributed two rebounds and two assists in the championship game and was named the MVP.

After accumulating huge interest around the league and internationally, the Jazz, according to ESPN, went aggressively at Clark with a two-year deal sporting lots of guaranteed money. Also according to ESPN, Clark was promised he will have the opportunity to play big minutes on the floor this year.

Ian Clark will go into fall training camp behind Alec Burks and Brandon Rush at the SG position.

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Broox Anderson
Staff Writer
Purple and Blues | A Utah Jazz Fan Site

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