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Ian Clark - Perfect Fit Nobody is Talking About


I just want to fill everybody in on a guy I think the Nuggets would be well served to at least take a closer look at as we approach draft day. I'm as upset as everybody about Masai's departure, but the show must go on as they say.

Clark is a guy who's primary strength is and has been one of the Nuggets' major weaknesses in recent years. Simply put the guy can just light it up from three. During his four years at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, Clark was a part of a team that won 102 games and three conference championships. During his four years Clark shot 40%, 43%, 40%, and 46% from three while taking more than 200 three each of the last two years. Clark was also honored as Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Yeah along with Murray State's Isaiah Cannan AND Selected as the OVC's Defensive Player of the year.

The main reason why people aren't familiar with Clark is because he played at Belmont. He's a 6'3 shooting guard with less than ideal bulk at 175 lbs. Clark's 6'7 wingspan does allow him to guard taller and longer players around the perimeter and his lateral quickness lets him stay in front of most players he encounters. Putting on weight isn't something Nuggets draft picks have had trouble with, as Quincy Miller has put on a solid 30 lbs working with Nuggets' Strength and Conditioning coach Steve Hess.

Bottom line is Clark is a guy the Nuggets should, if nothing else, take a flyer on. He more than likely won't be picked in the draft, but he's already been brought in for workouts by the Rockets and the Bucks. Clark is a proven winner, and fierce competitor, and his greatest strength is our greatest weakness. Give him a shot in training camp as an undrafted rookie FA (a la Julyan Stone) and you never know what could happen.

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