Kris Clack

Kristopher George Clack (born July 6, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly for the University of Texas.[1] He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1999 and later went on to play in the Lega Basket Serie A with Pallacanestro Reggiana and Basket Napoli.[2]

Kris Clack
Personal information
Born (1977-07-06) July 6, 1977 (age 43)
Austin, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolAnderson (Austin, Texas)
CollegeTexas (1995–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
PositionSmall forward
Career history
2000San Diego Stingrays
2000–2002Pallacanestro Reggiana
2002–2003Basket Napoli
2003–2004Austin Cyclones
2004–2005Pallacanestro Trapani
2005–2006Juvecaserta Basket
2006–2007Austin Toros
2008Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (1998)
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (1999)
  • 2× Big 12 All-Defensive Team (1997, 1998)

High schoolEdit

Clack participated in the 1995 McDonald's All-American Boys Game.[3]

College careerEdit

Clack played for the University of Texas from 1995 to 1996, earning Second Team All-Big 12 honors his junior and senior seasons.[2] During his college career he scored 1,592 points and grabbed 771 rebounds.[2] He was the first McDonald's High School All-American in school history.

Professional careerEdit

Clack entered the 1999 NBA draft, and was picked 55th overall by the Boston Celtics,[4] but he never played an NBA game.[5] He signed with the San Diego Stingrays of the International Basketball League in 2000, averaging 11.5 points per game for the team.[6][7]

After playing for Pallacanestro Reggiana from 2000 to 2002, Clack signed with Basket Napoli in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A for the 2002-03 season[2][8] where he averaged 11.5 points in 21 games.[2]

Clack spent the 2003-04 season in the United States in the XBL with the Austin Cyclones.[2]

He played for the Austin Toros during the 2006–07 NBA Development League season, averaging 8.5 points in 43 games.[2]

Clack was taken with the 14th pick of the seventh round in the 2008 NBA D-League Draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.[9] In 9 games during the 2007–08 NBA Development League season, he averaged 7.3 points per game.

National team careerEdit

Clack played with USA Basketball Men's Junior Select Team during the 1995 Nike Hoop Summit game where he went scoreless in 8 minutes of playing time in USA's 86-77 victory against the World Select Team.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014-15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). texassports.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Kris Clack NBA media bio" (PDF). nba.com. NBA. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Bob Sakamoto (April 3, 1995). "Garnett McDonald's MVP". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Chris Hummer (November 24, 2010). "Retired basketball player focuses on coaching, finishing education". The Daily Texan. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Celtics plan for future without help". ESPN. June 23, 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Clack wants to show off". The Boston Globe. July 15, 2001. p. 42. Retrieved January 31, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "Clack is hoping to click this time". The Boston Globe. July 20, 2000. p. 46. Retrieved January 31, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "Former Horn Clack to play in Europe". Austin American-Statesman. September 26, 2000. p. 22. Retrieved January 31, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ 2008 NBA D-League Draft Results Archived November 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "First Nike Hoop Summit -- 1995". USA Basketball. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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