If Jordan Clarkson was starting for the Los Angeles Lakers from the beginning of the season, he might be in the Rookie of the Year race right now.
On Monday night, Clarkson had possibly the best game of his young career as he went off for 26 points – on 9-for-15 shooting – 11 assists – against just 3 turnovers – 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
The 22-year-old Missouri product also hit the game-winner to give the Lakers a 113-111 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in overtime.
Over his last five games, Clarkson is averaging 21.6 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 51 percent from the field.
Not bad for the 46th overall pick in the draft.