Jordan Clarkson continues to turn heads.
The 22-year-old out of Missouri was somewhat of an unknown when the Lakers selected him on draft night with the 46th pick, though Clarkson has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
During his time in Las Vegas, Clarkson has displayed his honed ball-handling skills and ability to attack the rim with the ease, though it is his three-point shooting that has impressed observers the most. Despite shooting just 28 percent from three last season at Missouri, Clarkson is converting on 42 percent of his attempts from deep through four games in Vegas.
Clarkson’s best Summer League game so far came on Monday night when the 6’5″ guard scored 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors. Clarkson also came up with the game-winning bucket after tipping in Julius Randle’s missed baseline jumper as the overtime period came to an end.
Sure, what happens during the Summer League generally needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, though Clarkson most definitely knows how to play. If he is able to keep shooting the ball well once the regular season rolls around, it looks like the Lakers may have just found themselves a steal.