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Suns Assign Earl Clark To Iowa Energy

NEW YORK, March 15, 2010 – Phoenix Suns rookie forward Earl Clark was assigned to the Iowa Energy, the Suns’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today. Clark’s assignment, the 30 th of the 2009-10 NBA D-League season, is the first of his career. He joins teammate Taylor Griffin as Suns who have been assigned to the Energy this season.

The 6-10, 225-pounder out of the University of Louisville has appeared in 45 games for the Suns this season, averaging 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 7.7 minutes. He scored a career-high 14 points in a 120-95 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 27, 2009.

Clark was selected by the Suns with the 14 th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft following a three-year career at Louisville. During his final NCAA season, Clark averaged 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 37 games and earned All-Big East Third Team honors playing for the Big East Champion Cardinals.

Suns fans can stay in step with Clark, who will join the Energy this afternoon and be available on Wednesday, March 17, when the team hosts the Dakota Wizards, by logging onto NBA Futurecast to watch all of the Energy’s game live, online for free at nba.com/dleague.