Fil-Am Laker Jordan Clarkson nabs top rookie honors

LOS ANGELES – While the season may have not gone well for the Los Angeles Lakers, one bright spot was the team’s Filipino American point guard who has now been awarded as one of the best rookies.

Jordan Clarkson has been named to the NBA All Rookie First Team, the 11th player in franchise history to receive the annual honor.

Clarkson averaged just under 12 points a game, second among first year players. His stats increased as his playing time went up, averaging almost 16 points a game in the 38 games he started.

In March, he was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month, the first ever Laker to earn that honor.

On the romantic front, TMZ reported that Clarkson was spotted this past weekend holding hands with Victoria Secret model Iman Chanel.

But there’s no confirmation that Clarkson and Chanel are a couple.

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