According to a report by USA Today, the Utah Jazz have signed SG Ian Clark to a 2 year deal, with a team option on the second year.
Clark was the undisputed star of summer league, impressing with an MVP performance in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he scored 33 points on 12-19 FG shooting (including 7-10 from the 3 point line), on his way to leading the Golden State Warriors to the Summer League Championship.
After the performance, there appeared to be a bidding war for his services, as it was reported that the Jazz, Blazers, Warriors, Heat, and European teams. The Jazz appear to have won that war with a 2 year contract.
Clark, 22, also starred in Salt Lake City this season during the NCAA tournament with Belmont University. After outshining Murray State star Isiaah Canaan in the OVC championship game to make it to the tournament, Clark put up 21 points in a losing effort to the Arizona Wildcats.
The tournament loss put an end to Clark’s excellent senior season with Belmont, in which he shot over 53% from the field, over 45% from 3, and over 83% from the free throw line to become one of college basketball’s most efficient scorers. Indeed, Clark led the NCAA last season in True Shooting Percentage.
Clark becomes the 13th guaranteed player on Utah’s roster, making it possible that the Jazz have their complete roster set for 2013-14.