With the Las Vegas NBA Summer League in full swing now, one of the things that is always a good time to watch for is players trying to earn a job in the league by making a name for themselves over this week and a half of nothing but basketball. One player who as emerged in one of those types of roles is point guard Kee Kee Clark, who has been playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves in Vegas.
The 28-year-old Clark graduated from Saint Peter’s in 2006 after playing four years of hoops there. He was noted for his talents as a scorer in college, briefly holding the record for most three-pointers made in a college career, as well as averaging an impressive 25.9 points per game over his four-year run in college.
Clark went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft, though, and has been playing ball in Europe since then. He’s played with four separate teams since going undrafted, playing for two Greek teams and two Italian teams.
It seems clear that Clark is unsatisfied playing in Europe, though, and wants to make his way to the NBA. Before Wednesday night, Clark had played in all three of the Timberwolves’ Summer League games and had shined. In 19.3 minutes per game, he has averaged 10 points, two assists and 1.7 rebounds per game while shooting a fantastic 60 percent from the field and a scalding hot 54.5 percent from three.
With the constant need for shooters on NBA teams, Clark is bound to get some interest from at least a few NBA teams because he can shoot the lights out. If he does land with an NBA franchise, though, it’s unlikely to be the Timberwolves as they are more than set at the point guard position.
If Clark can continue his success that he’s shown through the first half of Summer League over the second half, it’s hard to believe that he won’t be able to land on an NBA roster. He’s shown why he was highly regarded as a college player and could bring scoring ability to a number of organizations around the league.