Belmont product shows familiar form in pursuit of a spot in the NBA

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 5:29pm
Staff reports

Last month, Ian Clark said if he went undrafted he would try to “play his way into the best situation I can.”

So far, he is a man of his word. 

Three games in, the former Belmont guard is is averaging 16.3 points and has made eight 3-pointers for the Miami Heat in the NBA Summer League in Orlando.

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting and made two 3-pointers Wednesday in a 94-80 win over Orlando. It was his second straight start.

On Monday, he scored 19 points for the Heat on 7-of-17 shooting against Brooklyn. In his debut, he came off the bench and scored 15 points in just 16 minutes. He went 5-for-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

Clark signed to play on the Heat’s team in Orlando through Friday. From July 13-22, he’ll head to Las Vegas and play for Golden State’s summer league team.

He was the co-Ohio Valley Conference player of the year and defensive player of the year this past winter and finished his career as Belmont’s NCAA era scoring leader (1,920 points).