Along with Wilson Chandler, Earl Clark (206-F-88, college: Louisville) will also be joining the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions after signing a 1-year contract without an out-clause. Amidst heightened uncertainty as to whether an NBA season will take place due to a lockout, Chandler is a part of a growing movement of NBA players heading overseas, especially to China, to play.
Earl Clark grew up in New Jersey, USA, and attended the basketball powerhouse Louisville University. After three successful seasons at Louisville, Clark declared for the 2009 NBA draft and was selected 14th overall by the Phoenix Suns. In two seasons playing for the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic, Clark struggled and played only 9 minutes per game.
Still only 23 years old and bubbling with potential, Clark should be a force for the Lions. Standing at 208 CM, he is known as a versatile point forward due to his excellent passing ability and court vision. Furthermore his height and athleticism allow him to be an effective rebounder and shot blocker.
Teamed with fellow import Wilson Chandler, expect the two Americans to handle most of the scoring load for the Lions and for them to be one of the top team is the CBA.