Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Clarke Named MVP in Australia
Rotnei Clarke was known for his shooting more than anything else in his three years at Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas guard Rotnei Clarke was named the MVP of the National Basketball League in Australia on Wednesday.
The award came after a season in which Clarke averaged 21.1 points per game, the fourth-most in the league. He also contributed two rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Wollongong Hawks.
Clarke scored 1,306 points in three seasons at Arkansas from 2009-2011, which is 21st in UA history. His 51 points against Alcorn State in 2009 is the UA single-game record.
When Mike Anderson was hired in 2011, Clarke transferred to Butler, where he scored 16.9 points per game and earned First-Team All-Conference honors in the Atlantic 10.
It is the second time in four years that a former Arkansas player won the NBL's MVP award. Gary Ervin won the award in 2011 while also playing for the Wollongong Hawks.