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Archie Clark (basketball)

Archie Clark
Personal information
Born (1941-07-15) July 15, 1941 (age 74)
Conway, Arkansas
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Ecorse (Ecorse, Michigan)
College Minnesota (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1966–1976
Position Guard
Number 21, 11
Career history
19661968 Los Angeles Lakers
19681971 Philadelphia 76ers
1971–1974 Baltimore / Capital Bullets
1974–1975 Seattle SuperSonics
1975–1976 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 11,819 (18.0 ppg)
Rebounds 2,427 (3.7 rpg)
Assists 3,498 (5.3 apg)
Stats at

Archie L. Clark (born July 15, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'2", he played guard for five National Basketball Association teams.

Born in Conway, Arkansas, Clark grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and joined the United States Army after high school. While playing for an intramural basketball team at Andrews Air Force Base, he was discovered by a scout from University of Minnesota and soon accepted a scholarship to play for John Kundla. After a strong collegiate career, which included an All Big Ten selection as a senior, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth round of the 1966 NBA Draft.

In his 10 season (1966–1976) NBA career, Clark played for the Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Baltimore/Capital Bullets, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Detroit Pistons. In 1968, Clark was part of the trade (together with Darrall Imhoff and Jerry Chambers) that brought Wilt Chamberlain to the Lakers. He averaged 16.3 career points and 4.8 career assists and appeared in two National Basketball Association All-Star Games; he also received All-NBA Second Team honors in 1972.

Clark was one of the first effective practitioners of the crossover dribble, which inspired his nickname "Shake and Bake."

In 1987, Clark unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Ecorse, Michigan. In 1992, he co-founded the National Basketball Retired Players Association with Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson.

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