Earl Clark: NBA Draft Profile

January 13th, 2009

Earl Clark


College: Louisville

Class: Junior

Position: SF/PF

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 220lbs


Accolades: NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team (08), McDonald’s All-American - high school (06), Fourth Team Parade All-American - high school (06).


Scouting Report: A versatile inside/outside threat.


Strengths: Great size for a small forward. Has the ability to play in the post or out on the wing. Very athletic. Great leaping ability. Long wingpsan. Great at slashing to the hoop. Can drive by defenders with either hand. Capable of posting up and scoring with his back to the basket. Good defender. Great rebounder. Great shot blocker for a forward. Has three-point range on jumper.


Weaknesses: Still inconsistent. Needs to become more consistent and a bigger threat from three-point range. Turns the ball over too much. Never was a huge scorer in college.


Projected 2009 Draft Range: Top ten pick.


Consensus: Earl Clark has all the makings of a solid, perhaps sometimes spectacular, NBA player. His size, athleticism and skill package make him a special prospect.


Stats: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=32006




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