Date of birth : 1988-01-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Plainfield, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Earl Clark is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic in the NBA. Clark played collegiate basketball for the University of Louisville men's basketball team and was drafted 14th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Phoenix Suns (2009-2010)
Orlando Magic (2010-present)
Appeared in 51 career NBA regular season games with Phoenix, averaging 2.7 ppg. and 1.2 rpg. in 7.5 minpg….Also played in three playoff outings, averaging 1.3 ppg. in 4.3 minpg….Scored in double figures three times during his rookie campaign, including a career-high 14 points on Nov. 27 @ Minnesota...Was a perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the floor in that contest...Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on Nov. 12 @ L.A. Lakers…Made his NBA debut on Oct. 28 @ L.A. Clippers, playing 20 minutes…Assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League and saw three games from Mar. 15-21, averaging 20.7 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. in 34.3 minpg., while shooting .500 from the field (24-of-48).
Selected by Phoenix in the first round (14th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft… Traded by Toronto to Phoenix in exchange for Leandro Barbosa and Dwyane Jones (Jul. 14, 2010)…Traded by Phoenix along with Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations (Dec. 18, 2010).
Full name is Earl Rashad Clark...Son of Brenda and Larry Clark...Considers his mother the person who has had the greatest influence on his athletic career…Has two older siblings, Fanisha and Steven...Has one daughter, Ke’nya (born May 2009)…Born in Newark, NJ, and calls New Jersey his favorite travel destination because it’s home…Following his rookie season, donated a basketball court to his former elementary school, Evergreen School in Plainfield, NJ…Nickname was “E5”…Wore 55 with the Suns, a switch from the No. 5 he wore in college, which was retired by Phoenix in honor of “The Original Sun” Dick Van Arsdale…Started playing basketball at the age of five…As a kid, pretended to be Allen Iverson when playing basketball…Considers winning the 2009 Big East Tournament in New York City his greatest basketball memory…Was a 2006 McDonald’s All-America selection after averaging 25.2 ppg., 13.2 rpg. and 5.0 apg. during his senior season…Favorites television show is Martin, while favorite movie is Friday…Enjoys listening to rap music, especially work by Nas.
A 2006 McDonald's All-America selection
Led Rahway to first-ever Mountain Valley Conference Title
His nickname is E5
Favorite NBA team growing up was the Philadelphia 76ers and favorite player was Allen Iverson
Son of Brenda and Larry Clark
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