Belmont University men’s basketball freshman Ian Clark (Memphis, Tenn.) received three Atlantic Sun Conference postseason honors Tuesday, including being named 2010 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year.
In addition to being just the second Bruin named Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year – joining Justin Hare (2005) – Clark was named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun and was a unanimous selection to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. The only Bruin to start all 30 regular season games this season, Clark showcased a scoring touch, maturity level and affinity for late-game situations far beyond his years, helping Belmont to a share of its third Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship in the past five years.
The Memphis native ranked among the Atlantic Sun Conference leaders in five statistical categories, including scoring, three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and minutes played. In 2009-10, Clark became the first freshman of the program’s NCAA era to lead the Bruins in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game. He recorded a team-high 22 double-figure scoring games, led Belmont in scoring 16 times and in eight of the team’s final 11 regular season games. Click here for more on this story.