Brandon Clarke is a Canadian-American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. He played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs and was 21st overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was named to the all rookie 1st team in 2020.
Clarke was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He attended Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. He was named All-Arizona Division 1 honoree by the Arizona Republic.
Clarke played two seasons for the San Jose State Spartans. After 2 seasons he decided to transfer to Gonzaga, where he redshirted the 2017-18 season. He had a breakout junior year becoming the first player in WCC history to win both their Newcomer of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season. He became the third player in NCAA Tournament history to record a game of 35+ points alongside 5 blocks, joining Shaquille O'Neal and David Robinson as the only players to do so.
Clarke was selected in the first round of the 2019 NBA draft with the 21st overall pick bythe Memphis Grizzlies, who announced that they had officially acquired the right to Clarke from the Oklahoma City Thunder during draft night. With four double-doubles, he was named the MVP of the 2019 NBA Summer League. He averaged 12.4 points per game coming off the bench and was named to the all rookie 1st team.
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