2014 NBA Draft Prospect: Cameron Clark


Coming off a solid four-year career, Cameron Clark has his sights on the 2014 NBA Draft. While not too many big boards have Clark listed in the Top 60 players, he still has an outside shot at sneaking in to Thursday’s Draft.

First, here is a brief look at Clark’s statistics from his career with the Oklahoma Sooners.
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*He only took one three-point attempt this season

As you can see, Clark played immediately as a freshman. In fact, Clark played more minutes his freshman season than any other year.
The Sooners became a more balanced team, however, and while Clark was the leader of the 2013-14 Sooners men’s basketball team, he had more help with an efficient starting five that never missed a game.

Clark’s senior year ended on a sour note, but it feels like Clark has more basketball to play.

He worked out earlier in the month with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have three second-round picks. And they may think about using one of them on Clark.

To say the least, he a good shooter, that helped spread the floor as OU’s power forward. His athleticism seems a bit underrated, but he’s an aggressive player that gave fits to a lot of players in the Big 12 this past year, including Andrew Wiggins.

Cameron Clark never really shot the three-ball that much, and while he can hit a few from the perimeter, it’s definitely not a strength for him going in to the NBA, especially as undersized as he is.

Most small forwards in the league are anywhere from 6’6″ to 6’10”, and Clark measures at 6’6″ and weighs 210 pounds.

The best case scenario for Clark is, drafted or undrafted, to get a spot on a Summer League team and impress the scouts in attendance. A few players use the NBA’s Las Vegas and Orlando Summer League circuits to make a claim for a contract. Clark would need an impressive performance to catch the attention of an NBA franchise.

Realistically, it does not appear Clark will be drafted, but if the Bucks or another team see the potential in him to develop in the D-League, Clark may have a shot to play on U.S. soil. However, most Sooners have gone overseas after finishing their careers to continue playing basketball, but best case scenario, an organization sees a level-headed young man who can provide good minutes on defense and not lag on the offensive side of the ball.

The 2014 NBA Draft is Thursday night, June 26. The event will start at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN, and will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.