Utah Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson shines in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
Utah Jazz shooter Jordan Clarkson made his presence felt on and off the court during the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.
The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year scored 27 points while grabbing seven rebounds and providing six assists in an 85-81 loss to Lebanon. Clarkson’s grandmother was born in Bacolor Pampanga, Philippines, and he qualifies as a naturalized player for the team.
Clarkson has also confirmed that he will play for the Gilas Pilipinas at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, as reported CMG News.
More importantly, Clarkson was active off the pitch to give back to the community where his roots run deep.
Clarkson donated 50 pairs of shoes and hosted a basketball camp at Tenement Court in Taguig. This is not surprising since Clarkson has never been shy when it comes to charity work in Salt Lake City.
Clarkson’s future with the Jazz is up in the air with Utah potentially canceling the 2022-23 season. His name has appeared in trade rumors, but if the Jazz decide to play for good, logic says he will most likely stay with the Jazz.
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Clarkson averaged 16.1 points per game coming off the bench for the Jazz last year and has a skill set that’s in demand in today’s NBA. A player who scores in clusters and is one of the best in the business at creating his own shot.
The Jazz have Clarkson under contract until he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2024. Clarkson is among many players linked to Donovan Mitchell trade rumors, and fans are eagerly awaiting this domino drop.
Rumors were hot and heavy last week, and it looks like a resolution is near. The New York Knicks are a heavy favorite if a trade occurs, but don’t rule out the three-time All-Star calling Salt Lake City for 2022-23 if the Jazz feel the upcoming deals aren’t up to snuff. .
Stay tuned for what could be eventful six weeks before the season opener.
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