Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Earl Clark to Sign With Besitkas in Turkey's Top-Level League

Former Louisville big man Earl Clark will sign with Besitkas in Turkey's top-level BSL league.

Clark most recently played for Henan Shedianlaojiu in China's NBL league. He averaged 31.1 points, 12 8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season.

Here are details from Asia-basket.com:

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) agreed on terms of contract with 28-year old American forward Earl Clark (208-100kg-88, college: Louisville) who plays at Henan Shedianlaojiu in China. In 24 NBL games he averaged impressive 31.1ppg, 12.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.5spg and 1.2bpg last season. The last season Clark played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 11 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.2ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.6apg.

In 2009 he was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in first round (14th overall). The former University of Louisville staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.

Among other achievements his college team won Big East Tournament in 2009. Clark received also Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention award in 2015.

He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Bakersfield Jam, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Iowa Energy).

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