Lakers sign Fil-Am rookie Clarkson


Posted at Aug 26 2014 08:24 AM | Updated as of Aug 26 2014 04:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Filipino-American rookie guard Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, general manager Mitch Kupchak announced on Tuesday (Manila time).

Clarkson's rights were acquired by the Lakers from the Washington Wizards on draft night.

The details of the deal were not disclosed, but the Los Angeles Times reported that he will earn the rookie minimum of $507,336 this season.

The 6-5 guard out of Missouri led the Lakers in scoring during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with 15.8 points per game and in rebounding as well with 5.0 boards per game.

Clarkson welcomed the announcement on Twitter, saying: "Blessed to officially be a part of this organization."

He also announced that he will be wearing jersey No. 6 for the Lakers.

Clarkson's mother was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, though he was born in the United States and grew up in Texas