Jazz: Ian Clark looking to show he belongsPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune reporting on a young player’s challenges as he adapts to the NBA:
Ian Clark never ran the point guard spot in high school.
He played the position a bit during his senior year at Belmont, but nobody was comparing him to Chris Paul. His one year with the Utah Jazz was defined as a shooting guard.
But if he’s going to have staying power in the NBA, Clark will probably have to do it as a floor leader.
That’s what Clark faced this week at the Las Vegas summer league, proving to the Jazz front office that he can run an offense, and doing so with Trey Burke and Dante Exum spending a lot of their time as point guards as well.
“I just really wanted to show that I have been working on my game, and that I can be a point,” Clark said. “I’ve done things in my workouts this summer in Nashville so that I can get ready for this moment.”