NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Former Belmont University men's basketball standout Ian Clark (Memphis, Tenn.) has committed to play in the 2013 NBA Summer League, as first reported on the Bruins' official twitter page @BelmontMBB.
Clark will play for the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League from July 7-12 and play for the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League July 13-22.
The Memphis, Tenn. native graduated in May with a degree in business administration, completing a remarkable four years at Belmont. The 6-3 guard became Belmont's NCAA era career leader in points (1,920) and three-point field goals (340) in leading the Bruins to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and the program's highest NCAA Tournament seed (No. 11 vs. Arizona).
In 2013, Clark ranked among the NCAA leaders in three-point field goal percentage and three-point field goals per game en route to being named OVC co-Player of the Year, Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America, Mid-Major All-America and Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Clark was also a candidate for the Naismith and Lou Henson National Player of the Year awards and finished third in the Hampton Hotels National 3-Point Championships during Final Four weekend. In fact, noted statistician Ken Pomeroy rated Clark No. 2 nationally in true shooting percentage and No. 3 nationally in effective field goal percentage – measures which take two-point and three-point field goal attempts into consideration.
Clark finished his career as a four-time all-conference honoree and two-time conference defensive player of the year.
He was also named to the Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team in April.
Belmont fans can follow Ian's progress throughout July, as games will be carried on NBA TV and on desktop, tablet and mobile devices via NBA Summer League Live.