NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Former Belmont University men's basketball All-American Ian Clark ('13) has shined during the NBA playoffs for the Golden State Warriors.
The Memphis, Tennessee native has made nine playoff game appearances, averaging 12 minutes per game on 50 percent field goal shooting (18-for-36). Clark has fit in seamlessly to the Golden State rotation, providing timely passing (10 assists) and stingy defense (6 steals).
In fact, Clark's player efficiency rating (PER) in the playoffs (14.50) ranks 11th among all participating shooting guards, ahead of decorated players such as C.J. McCollum (Portland), Nicolas Batum (Charlotte), and DeMar DeRozan (Toronto).
Clark averaged 3.6 points per game in 66 appearances during the Warriors' historic 73-win regular season.
He scored in double figures in four straight games in December and ranked fifth in the NBA in three-point shooting for a two-month period from late November to late January, behind only J.J. Redick, Devin Harris, Kawhi Leonard, and Omri Casspi.
Clark is Belmont's all-time NCAA Division I leader in points (1,920) and three-point field goals made (340).
The Warriors will face Oklahoma City or San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals.