One good game in the NBA summer league would likely be unremarkable. Two, and you’re probably a blip of a few radars.
So how about four? Are we in “securing a contract” territory yet?
Former Belmont standout Ian Clark continues to his impressive week in NBA Summer League action in Orlando, FL. For the second consecutive game, Clark led the Miami Heat team in points, and logged the most on court time.
In his third-straight start, Clark finished with 15 points on 6-12 shooting. He added four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in a team-high 27 minutes.
The former Bruin is currently stands sixth among all NBA Summer League players in scoring, averaging 16.0 points per game. One of only four players to see action in all four of the Heat’s contests, Clark leads Miami in scoring and in three-point field-goal percentage, knocking down 45.5 percent of his shots from behind the arc while standing second in minutes played, averaging 26.3 on the hardwood.
His time with the Heat could be shortlived; Clark is scheduled to join the Golden State Warriors for Summer League games in Las Vegas next week. With the Heat also playing in Las Vegas, some Heat media members have suggested the squad could offer Clark a contract to stay with the club.
Either way, Clark’s proving he can be a scorer at the next level, and his lengthy playing time suggests his defense is solid as well. Going from undrafted free agent to making an NBA roster can be quite a challenge, but I have to imagine that Clark is well on his way.