To me he's a solid top 10 pick because he does everything there's really nothing wrong with his game but he doesn't show up all the time in big games and he really wasn't that guy when you needed a shoot he would make it. But in the NBA he can get that consistency he needs. I see him as a stronger Kevin Durant with less consistency the T-Wolves need a player like him and later get a guard like Patty Mills.
Clark is like Lebron James except his defense, quickness, ball handling, IQ and overall coordination are a few knocthes below. Maybe comparing him to Lebron isnt fair but I say he'll be somewhere in between Al Thorton and Danny Granger, Great Prospect.
So he is just like LeBron except for all the qualities that make him LeBron? So pretty much Earl Clark is nothing like LeBron? Nice observation!
think lamar odom handles and play making ability with a touch of danny granger's scoring touch and versatility
I think he is not a top 10 pick. Maybe it's because i saw only some big games of his team, where he didn't show up......And his jumper sucks!
to the contrary (sp) Clark is like Lebron when he gets a head of steam going to the hoop in the fact that he can dunk with power or finish with either hand.
He did say it isn't quite fair to compare him to LeBron so you really didnt need to jump on him Jared Paul...
Earl Clark is like Rudy Gay in college. Never showed up in games, a lil timid sometimes, and deferred to teammates too much. But Earl has more tools than Gay. The only thing Gay has over him is a jumper and lil more athleticism. Hopefully that's a good answer to your question....
Also, I watched a special with Rudy (and during the draft) he said that he was relentless and will prove everyone wrong about him being soft.... Ay he's doing it so far... Hopefully Earl will do the same......
I never saw him perform as a shooter to warrant Danny Granger comparisons. He is a really interesting prospect. Who the hell knows what he can do. He either dominates with his athleticism and hustle or just wimps out and is invisible.
Also remember, its hard to compare anyone to LeBron because of sheer physical stature; word on the street is that LeBron is up to 6-9 265-270. And there is no fat on his body...the man is a mack truck.
I always thought he was like Rudy Gay,maybe a little less athletic but better as a rebounder and passer. These 2 have elite size for wing players, the 1st time I saw both of them they fascinated me with how big they were and lightfooted for wing players. Earl Clark will be a borderline all-star by season 2 just like Rudy Gay. Nearly the same stats but Clark will be the more prolific rebounder and post better assist numbers.
The problems with Earl Clark are, he's got very small hands for a player his size and he forgets to show up for games. Other than that, he's got the best size for any player in College that's not named Hasheem Thabeet. From the Louisville games I've seen this year compared to last, he's looking like more of a basketball player and I really do think he grew as well, he's like a redwood out there. If he can improve his conditoining a tad, he will be a two way nightmare at the 3 spot. I just can't get over the fact of how big he is with his skill set. I think Brandon Jennings and him will really see their draft stock rise from workouts. They're both outstanding athletes. As for the games he forgets to show up for, I think he might really be bitter about how Coach Pitino treated Derrick Caracter and as a result he takes it out on him by not playing his hardest. From what I've read, Clark and Caracter were pretty close in the Freshman year. Unfortunately for Clark, if that were to be true, that's a huge red flag. Does he really want to be a great basketball player? Those small hands really scare me too, and it's not that their a tad smaller, they're really small. I think he may have some difficulties palming the ball. I've seen him on a couple of occassions not get a defensive rebound because he couldn't get a hold of it. That's really unfortunate, massive guy, great athleticism, but has below average size hands. Even though his hands are diminutive, he still somehow has very good ball handling and passing skills. He's also got a great intuitive sense of the game too, knowing where players are that's he's not focusing on. As long as he gets a coach that stays in his ear about maintaining the same level of intensity throughout each game, he'll be a very good player in no time. The Lamar Odom comparison is what his worst case scenario would be, but his best case would probably have to be a mixture of Boris Diaw, Josh Smith, and James Worthy.
i agree with wat jaredpaul says. haha!! eprizzle u pretty much named every way he isnt like lebron james. i know wat u meant tho
He's not that great in my opinion, a matter a fact I think he'll be a bust. He reminds me of a more athletic Boris Diaw with the way he can pass and rebound for a 3. But he is way to soft for the league and i'd rather have Sam Young if you ask me.
He's another Marvin Williams =\