After drafting De’Anthony Melton at 46 and trading up to take Vince Edwards at 52, the Rockets finished their night by signing Gary Clark to an undrafted free agent two-way deal.
Clark played four years in Cincinnati, starting all but two games in his four years with the Bearcats. In his senior season, he averaged a career-best 12.9 points per game en route to winning the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
At 6’7”, Clark will likely line up as a stretch four or maybe even a small-ball five if he were to play for the Rockets. The fact that he has been working on a three-point game and seen positive results is a step in the right direction, but his defensive game needs to see that same improvement if he wants a shot at the NBA.
The expectation for Clark is that he will join the Rockets draft picks among others in Las Vegas and be one of the key players for the team out there. If he impresses, it could move him one step closer to getting the guaranteed deal he desires.
Welcome to Houston, Gary Clark!