Clark signs with Suns

Updated: July 10, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- First-round draft pick Earl Clark has signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed Friday, but under the NBA rookie salary scale Clark could make about $1.47 million in his first year as the 14th overall pick.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward averaged a team-best 14.2 points and team-leading 8.7 rebounds as a junior last season at Louisville. The Suns had been impressed by Clark's defensive ability and versatility.

The 21-year-old Clark is expected to play for the Suns' NBA Summer League team beginning next week in Las Vegas.


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