Clark Could Re-classify to 2012

Stevie Clark, the 5-10, athletic, sharp-shooting point guard Oklahoma City, currently ranked the #64 prospect nationally in the 2013 class, could get re-classified and has plans for official visits...

Stevie Clark, the 5-10 point guard from Oklahoma City (Okla.) Douglass, plans to visit UCLA and Oklahoma State in the next couple of weeks.

Clark is currently a high school junior and will be a senior next season. Currently ranked the #65-ranked player in then national class of 2013, Clark is exploring the option of graduating after this school year and enrolling in college this fall.

The potential move has been precipitated by his high school coach and long-time mentor, Terry Long, leaving Douglass. Clark's mother, Dorshell Clark, had indicated that her son would wait to see who Douglass hires as the new coach but, in the meantime, they have pursued getting Stevie re-classified to 2012. Clark is a good student, with reportedly a 4.0 GPA, and has enough, or is very close to having enough, credits to graduate after this school year.

The most recent news is that former Douglass coach Phil Ingersoll is expected to come out of retirement to coach the team, and that could have a major impact on Clark. Ingersoll was Long's head coach at the high school, and Clark knows Ingersoll, attending the same church.

"He coached my coaches," Clark told "I like the way my coaches are, so I'd probably like the way he coaches."

Clark would need to be re-classified before he could take an official visit. We've heard that the Clarks are going through that process this week.

Dorshell Clark has indicated that many schools have showen interest in taking Clark if he were to re-classify. Schools that have been recruiting Clark are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Connecticut, Florida State, Baylor and Missouri, among others.

Oklahoma, who might have been the leader for Clark, though, doesn't have a scholarship available.

Clark has arranged visits in the next couple of weeks with UCLA and Oklahoma State. He'll visit Los Angeles at the beginning of next week.

Clark is considered a quick, athletic guard with a shooting range beyond the 3-point line. As a junior he averaged 25 points and 11 assists to lead Douglass to its third consecutive state championship.

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