Jordan Clarkson, the star combo guard for the Tigers has been selected 46th overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. The 46th selection originally belonged to the Washington Wizards who then traded the pick to Los Angeles in exchange for cash.
Clarkson, 6’5, 186lbs, transferred to Mizzou for the 2013-14 season after spending two years at Tulsa.
Clarkson’s immediate future in the NBA projects him as more of a project with solid athleticism and versatility. His ability to play and guard two positions helps his long-term projection with a possible ceiling of being a good 6th man.
The Lakers are in dire straights. They’re currently the only team in the league still without a head coach and they only have four players on their roster– not even a starting line up. Inking Clarkson to a deal would be a temporary band-aid on what is turning out to be a disaster in L.A.
Fellow Tige alum. Jabari Brown, who went undrafted, will play with the Houston Rockets summer league team. Clarkson’s future, while uncertain, seems a little more solid.