Will Clyburn

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Will Clyburn
Will Clyburn 21 PBC CSKA Moscow 20171027 (2) (cropped).jpg
Clyburn in 2017
No. 21 – CSKA Moscow
PositionSmall forward
LeagueVTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1990-05-17) May 17, 1990 (age 28)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolRomulus (Romulus, Michigan)
College
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2015Ulm
2015–2016Hapoel Holon
2016–2017Darüşşafaka
2017–presentCSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards

William Dalen Clyburn (born May 17, 1990)[1] is an American professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He was listed as one of the top 2013 NBA draft prospects,[2] but went undrafted.[3] Clyburn attended three colleges, spanning from 2008 to 2013: Marshalltown Community College, University of Utah, and Iowa State University.

College career[edit]

Clyburn was not heavily recruited out of high school, averaging only 10 points per game as a senior at Romulus High. He began his collegiate career at Marshalltown Community College, and averaged 19.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore. In one game, Clyburn had a 54-point outburst.[4] He transferred to the University of Utah in his junior season and led the Utes in scoring (17.1 points per game) and rebounding (7.8 per game).[5] He earned Second Team All-Mountain West honors. In April 2011, he transferred again to Iowa State University and was forced to sit out the 2011–12 season as a redshirt. Clyburn wanted to be closer to his home in Detroit. "I felt like it was a good fit for me," Clyburn said of the Cyclones.[6] Clyburn won the 2013 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Award. He led Iowa State in scoring with 14.9 points per game and helped propel the team to the NCAA Tournament in his lone season. Clyburn had a strong showing at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[4]

Professional career[edit]

In July 2013, Clyburn signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German BBL.[7] In his second season with Ulm, Clyburn was selected for the BBL All-Star Game.

In September 2015, Clyburn signed with Hapoel Holon in Israel.[8] Clyburn was the scoring champions in the Israeli Premier League in the 2015–16 season, as he averaged 20.9 points per game.

On August 5, 2016, Clyburn signed with Darüşşafaka Doğuş of the Turkish BSL and the EuroLeague.[9]

On June 20, 2017, Clyburn signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2016–17 Darüşşafaka 34 26 28.2 .429 .289 .685 5.1 1.3 .9 .3 13.0 12.3
2017–18 CSKA Moscow 36 13 26.6 .435 .386 .692 5.9 1.8 .9 .3 11.6 13.6
Career 70 39 27.4 .432 .337 .689 5.1 1.3 .9 .3 12.3 13.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Utah 30 28 34.7 .450 .403 .759 7.8 1.0 1.1 .2 17.1
2012–13 Iowa State 35 35 31.5 .443 .308 .768 6.8 2.1 .9 .4 14.9
Career[11] 65 63 33.0 .446 .359 .764 7.3 1.6 1.0 .3 15.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Clyburn" (PDF). 2013 NBA Draft Media Guide. NBA. 2013. p. 40.
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/740808-nba-draft-2011-the-top-60-prospects-on-the-big-board NBA Draft 2011: Top 60 Prospects - BleacherReport
  3. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/player/Will-Clyburn/Summary/22382 Will Clyburn Player Profile, Iowa State Cyclones - RealGM.com
  4. ^ a b Baumgardner, Nick (June 28, 2013). "Detroit native Will Clyburn not giving up on NBA dream, could be a second round option for the Detroit Pistons". MLive. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Will Clyburn headed to Iowa State". ESPN. Associated Press. April 12, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Facer, Dirk (April 12, 2011). "Utah Utes basketball: Star Will Clyburn heading to Iowa St". Deseret News. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  7. ^ Ratiopharm Ulm sign Will Clyburn
  8. ^ Will Cylburn now with Hapoel Holon
  9. ^ Darussafaka Dogus signs Will Clyburn
  10. ^ CSKA Moscow signs Will Clyburn to a two-year contract
  11. ^ "Will Clyburn". Sports Reference LLC. Gracenote. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.

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