Vipers’ Earl Clark named NBA D-League Player of the Month

NEW YORK – Rio Grande Valley Vipers forward Earl Clark has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in November.  The honor, the first of the 2014-15 season, is also the first of Clark’s NBA D-League career.

Clark (6-10, 228, Louisville) helped the Vipers to a 4-3 record to start the 2014-15 season.  The team was 4-0 in games he competed in.  For the month, Clark led the Vipers in scoring (28.8 ppg), good for second-best in the NBA D-League, while shooting 45 percent (42-of-93) from the floor.  He also averaged 7.3 rebounds and was third in the league in blocks (3.3 bpg).

Clark scored in double figures in all four games he played in, including a 35-point outing to secure a 151-148 triple-overtime road win over the Bakersfield Jam on Nov. 18.

Other players receiving consideration for the monthly award were Bakersfield’s Elijah Millsap, Idaho’s Kevin Murphy, Maine’s Tim Frazier, Reno’s Brady Heslip, and Texas’ Eric Griffin.