Keon Clark

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Keon Clark
No. 13, 15, 7
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1975-04-16) April 16, 1975 (age 39)
Danville, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Danville (Danville, Illinois)
College Irvine Valley CC (1994–1995)
Dixie JC (1995–1996)
UNLV (1996–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro playing career 1998–2004
Career history
1998–1999 Orlando Magic
1999–2001 Denver Nuggets
2001–2002 Toronto Raptors
2002–2003 Sacramento Kings
2003–2004 Utah Jazz
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,882 (8.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,096 (5.9 rpg)
Blocks 571 (1.6 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Arian Keon Clark (born April 16, 1975) is a former American National Basketball Association player.

After a collegiate career at two different junior colleges and UNLV, Clark was selected 13th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 1998 NBA Draft but was traded to the Denver Nuggets. He began his professional career with Denver where he enjoyed a stable first three years in the NBA, improving steadily. Clark would go on to play for the Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, and Utah Jazz. With the Jazz, he only played two games before being traded to the Phoenix Suns for whom he never played a game.

Clark has been plagued by personal problems since leaving the NBA. In 2006, he was due to stand trial in Illinois on marijuana and weapons charges, but never showed up for trial. U.S. Marshals found him boarding a bus in Houston, Texas and brought him back to Danville for trial. He was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, but the sentence was thrown out because he did not have a lawyer at the time of sentencing. At a hearing, Clark admitted that he was a recovering alcoholic who had been drinking for most of the time since high school. He added that he "never played a game sober" during his NBA career, and usually drank during halftime.[1]

In 2002, Clark posted averages of 11.3 points and 1.51 blocks per game, while also finishing ninth in the NBA in total personal fouls.

He holds career averages of 8.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.62 blocks per game.

On December 5th, 2013 Clark was sentenced to 8 years in prison for weapons charges.

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  1. ^ In hearing, ex-NBA player Clark says he 'never played a game sober'. ESPN. December 17, 2007. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.

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