LOOK: Clarkson reps PHL flag on Fourth of July
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 05, 2019 11:55 AM
Photo c/o @jordanclarksons on IG
It's the Fourth of July, US Independence Day, but Jordan Clarkson is in the gym, in a shirt that proudly proclaims "Philippine basketball."
The Fil-Am guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers posted four photos to his Instagram account, showing him in a gym wearing red Nike gear that's emblazoned with the three stars and a sun.
The photos were taken by the company Good Looks! and bear its watermark.
Clarkson has made it clear in the past that he would love to represent the Philippines in international tournaments, such as the upcoming FIBA World Cup. However, FIBA has not yet recognized him as a local, which means Gilas Pilipinas would have to field him in lieu of naturalized center Andray Blatche.
The 46th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Clarkson last season averaged a career-best 16.8 points, along with 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Cleveland Cavaliers.