Clarence Weems, better known as Sonny Weems in the NBA circle, is a professional American basketball player who plays as a shooting guard. Weems began his playing career at the West Memphis High School where he earned All-State First Team honours as he led the team to the 5A State title. Also a high jumper in school, Weems led the team to a 68-10 record during his years there while averaging over 20 points per game with 14 rebounds.
Weems moved to junior college, following his high school graduation, at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He was named to the All-American Third Team as well as to the All-Conference and All-Region teams during his freshman year. Street & Smith’s as well as Rivals.com named Weems as the number one junior college player and he led UAFS to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship title in 2006. Weems, along with being named to the All-American team, was also the recipient of an honourable mention in the All-American team. Weems took UAFS to a 62-7 record in two seasons, along with 2 consecutive Bi-State Conference Eastern Division titles.
In his junior year, Weems moved to the University of Arkansas and played for the Razorbacks. Averaging 11.8 points per game, Weems was named to the Old Spice Classic All-Tournament team as well as the SEC All-Tournament team, as he helped the Razorbacks to a third consecutive title winning season.
In his senior year, he won another All-SEC First Team nomination while playing at 15.0 points per game with 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. The Razorbacks, on the shoulders of Weems, would go on to win their first NCAA win, in the first round, in 9 seasons. Despite losing out in the second round, Weems would go on to win the Slam Dunk championships held during the Final Four round.
After choosing not to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Weems began working out with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Chicago Bulls, the Golden State Warriors and many other NBA teams where he scored well in speed and agility. At the 2008 NBA Draft, Weems was picked at 39th overall, by the Chicago Bulls who traded him out to the Denver Nuggets.
After undergoing a Hernia surgery and then a groin strain, Weems had to begin playing in the NBA Development League with the Colorado 14ers.
With an 18.0 points per game average along with 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists, Weems was recalled to the Denver Nuggets after 10 games. He made his debut in the NBA in January 2009, against the Orlando Magic.