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Las Vegas summer league MVP Ian Clark signs with Jazz
First Published Jul 24 2013 06:06 pm • Last Updated Dec 07 2013 11:36 pm

The Utah Jazz have signed undrafted rookie Ian Clark, his agent, Bill Duffy, told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Clark was named the MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League after a 33-point performance in Golden State’s 91-77 win over Phoenix in the tournament’s championship game.

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Terms of the deal are unknown, but Duffy described the guarantee to Clark as "significant" and called the Jazz’s offer "very aggressive for a non-drafted player."

Along with five NBA teams, Duffy said many European clubs were interested in signing Clark, but that the Jazz’s offer created the best situation for the shooting guard.

"The opportunity, in my assessment, was this was the best for him," Duffy said.

The Jazz were interested in Clark as far back as draft night, Duffy said, when they acquired point guard Trey Burke, center Rudy Gobert and Brazilian point guard Raul Neto.

Clark appeared in three NCAA Tournaments with Belmont and averaged 18.2 points as a senior. Duffy said he had interest from five other NBA teams, which, according to a USA Today report, included Portland, Golden State, Boston and Miami. He played with the Heat at the Orlando Pro Summer League.

Clark would join Alec Burks and Brandon Rush, acquired from Golden State earlier in July, as shooting guards on the Jazz roster.


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