Coty Clarke

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Coty Clarke
Coty Clarke 2018.jpg
Clarke playing for Avtodor Saratov
Personal information
Born (1992-07-04) July 4, 1992 (age 26)
Antioch, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolPinson Valley (Pinson, Alabama)
College
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
PositionSmall forward
Career history
2014–2015Hapoel Kazrin/Galil Elyon
2015–2016Maine Red Claws
2016Boston Celtics
2016→Maine Red Claws
2016Capitanes de Arecibo
2016–2017UNICS
2017Capitanes de Arecibo
2017–2018Avtodor Saratov
2018–2019Budućnost VOLI
Career highlights and awards

Coty Clarke (born July 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball played for Budućnost VOLI of the ABA League, the Montenegrin League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Lawson State CC and Arkansas.

College career[edit]

After attending Pinson Valley High School, Clarke began his college career at Lawson State CC where he averaged 12.8 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.[1] After transferring to Arkansas as a junior, Clarke averaged during 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 64 games including 43 starts in two years becoming just the fifth player in program history to accumulate 500 points, 300 rebounds, 100 assists and 100 steals over a two-year span. As a senior, he averaged 9.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

After going undrafted on the 2014 NBA draft, on August 19, 2014, Clarke signed a one-year contract with Hapoel Kazrin/Galil Elyon of the Liga Leumit, the second tier league in Israel.[2][4] In a year with the Israeli outfit, Clarke nearly averaged a double-double, producing 19 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game, leading the team to the semifinals.[5]

2015–16 season[edit]

On September 25, 2015, Clarke signed with the Boston Celtics.[3][6] However, he was later waived by the team on October 20 after appearing in one preseason game.[7] On October 31, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Celtics.[8] On November 12, he made his debut for the Red Claws in a 105–103 loss to the Westchester Knicks, recording five points, one rebound and one steal in 18 minutes.[9]

On March 7, 2016, Clarke signed to a 10-day contract with the Celtics.[10] On March 10, he was assigned back down to the Red Claws,[11] earning a recall the next day.[12] He made his NBA debut on March 15, recording three points and one rebound in three minutes off the bench in the Celtics' 103–98 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[13] On March 18, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Celtics.[14][15] On March 23, he was reassigned to Maine,[16] earning a recall three days later.[17] He was not retained by the Celtics following the expiration of his second 10-day contract.[18] On March 29, he was reacquired by the Red Claws.[19] At the season's end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Second Team.[20]

On April 30, 2016, Clarke signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo of the Puerto Rican League.[21] On May 2, he made his debut for the Capitanes in a 102–65 win over the Indios de Mayagüez, recording 14 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.[22]

2016–17 season[edit]

On July 23, 2016, Clarke signed with Russian club UNICS Kazan for the 2016–17 season.[23] On May 27, 2017, he re-joined the Capitanes de Arecibo for the rest of the 2017 BSN season.[24]

2017–18 season[edit]

On June 20, 2017, Clarke signed with Russian club Avtodor Saratov for the 2017–18 season.[25]

2018-19[edit]

On May 30, 2018, he signed with Montenegrin basketball club Budućnost VOLI.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Versatile Coty Clarke leading Arkansas surge". NOLA.com. March 5, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Coty Clarke inks professional basketball contract in Israel". 247Sports.com. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Celtics Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hapoel Kazrin signs rookie Coty Clarke". Sportando.com. August 19, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Coty Clarke Curriculum Vitae". hoopsms.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Former Razorback Coty Clarke signs with Boston Celtics". ArkansasOnline.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Celtics Waive Three". NBA.com. October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Red Claws Announce Draft Results, Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  9. ^ "Summers' Late Winner Lifts Westchester Knicks Over Maine Red Claws". NBA.com. November 12, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Celtics Sign Coty Clarke to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Boston Celtics have assigned Coty Clarke..." Twitter. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "The Boston Celtics have recalled forwards Coty..." Twitter. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Pacers finish strong, beat Celtics 103-98". NBA.com. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  14. ^ "Celtics sign Coty Clarke to second 10-day contract". InsideHoops.com. March 18, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Stringer, Peter (March 18, 2016). "Clarke Hopes To Stick After 10-Day Deals". NBA.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Celtics' Coty Clarke: Assigned to D-League". CBSSports.com. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  17. ^ "The Boston Celtics have recalled forward Coty..." Twitter. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  18. ^ Himmelsbach, Adam (March 26, 2016). "Celtics not expected to sign Coty Clarke". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  19. ^ "Coty Clarke Returns to Red Claws". OurSportsCentral.com. March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  20. ^ "NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams". NBA.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  21. ^ "Clarke es el nuevo refuerzo de los Capitanes". BSNPR.com (in Spanish). April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  22. ^ "Regular Season Round 33: Mayaguez - Arecibo 65-102". Eurobasket.com. May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  23. ^ "Unics adds versatility with Clarke". Euroleague.net. July 23, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  24. ^ "Coty Clarke inks with Capitanes de Arecibo". Sportando.com. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  25. ^ "Avtodor Signed Coty Clarke!". avtodor.ru. June 20, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  26. ^ "Coty Clarke (ex Avtodor) is a newcomer at Buducnost". eurobasket.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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